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Picasna 1.2 Release Notes

In this release I added some features that first Picasna users requested.

Let’s see what’s new:

— UTF-8 Unicode for all text! (All languages support)
— Light and dark color schemes.
— Next image preloading
— Reduced gallery file size (26kb instead of 135kb)
— Hide photo-caption field if empty
— Bug fixes

Now to change the color of your gallery, just change it in Picasna settings.

In future releases

We got big plans for this plugin. Here’s the short list of what you might see in next versions of Picasna:
— Sidebar widget
— Several albums in one gallery
— More services to work with (standalone, Flickr, Vimeo)
— Keyboard control
— Smart layout (to support smaller screen sizes and automatic thumbnailing)
— iPhone/iPod Touch/Android support
— Video support

And in a couple days you can test the Picasna Widget that allows you to show your image galleries everywhere even without WordPress (which is cool anyway).

Notice that donators can help with the development and even set priorities for particular functionality

Comments

  1. We have tried to implement your plugin but it seems not to work for us. When we display the post, with the plug-in activated we are logging the error:

    [27-Apr-2009 00:37:52] PHP Parse error: parse error, unexpected T_OBJECT_OPERATOR in /news/wp-content/plugins/picasna/picasna-functions.php on line 78

    The net result is the post being displayed is blank after the line with the link.

    When we turn off the plug-in, the everything returns to normal and the URL is clickable to the correct album.

    Let us know what you think could be going wrong here.

    Thanks for the help,

    Bernie


    Bernie
    April 26th, 2009
  2. Hey Igor,

    I am just starting out with WordPress, and was excited to see your plugin, being a big Picasa fan. I installed your plugin (installation was smooth), but I can’t seem to get it to work. I followed your little visual tutorial, but the link just takes me directly to my picasaweb album, clicks out of the blog.

    Here is the code in HTML view:

    Spring Skiing

    Thanks


    Tim
    April 26th, 2009
  3. Bernie, please switch to PHP5. I always forget to mention it in the description.


    admin
    April 26th, 2009
  4. Tim, I got it.
    It looks like something adds an extra tag to your links (wordpress theme or a plugin).
    So your link looks like this:
    <span style="font-family: Consolas; background-color: #ededff;"><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/timallix/2009April13BestShots">Spring Skiing</a></span>

    Try to go to HTML mode when editing post and make sure that the link on its own line and also try to add extra linebreaks before and after the link.

    Let me know if it helps.


    admin
    April 26th, 2009
  5. I’m new in WordPress and I’ve tried to install the plugin. I’ve also followed your directions above, but it still doesn’t work.

    This is the error message displayed in my web:

    Training FM 12-16 Januari 2009

    Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /opt/lampp/htdocs/www/wp-content/plugins/picasna/picasna-functions.php on line 70

    Warning: simplexml_load_file(http://picasaweb.google.com/data/feed/api/user/CITA.ITB?kind=album&thumbsize=144c) [function.simplexml-load-file]: failed to open stream: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /opt/lampp/htdocs/www/wp-content/plugins/picasna/picasna-functions.php on line 70

    Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity “http://picasaweb.google.com/data/feed/api/user/CITA.ITB?kind=album&thumbsize=144c” in /opt/lampp/htdocs/www/wp-content/plugins/picasna/picasna-functions.php on line 70

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /opt/lampp/htdocs/www/wp-content/plugins/picasna/picasna-functions.php on line 72

    Warning: fsockopen() [function.fsockopen]: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /opt/lampp/htdocs/www/wp-includes/class-snoopy.php on line 1142

    Warning: fsockopen() [function.fsockopen]: unable to connect to picasaweb.google.com:80 (php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known) in /opt/lampp/htdocs/www/wp-includes/class-snoopy.php on line 1142

    Thanks

    Dewi


    Dewi
    April 27th, 2009
  6. hi — this is a fabulous plugin! its pretty.

    is there a way to let visitor provide comments to the photos?

    thanks again for such a beautiful plugin.
    rgds


    z gansad
    April 27th, 2009
  7. Dewi, if you’re sure that you running PHP5 and it doesn’t work, then you need to wait till I release Picasna Widget (Apr 28-29). Sorry.


    admin
    April 27th, 2009
  8. z gansad, yes, I thought about it. Technically it’s possible, but not that easy to implement. Probably in 2.0 version I could add this feature.


    admin
    April 27th, 2009
  9. I follow the instructions to install this on my site based on wordpress.

    I put the link but the results is the redirection to picasa site.

    Help me please.

    Thanks


    Rafael
    April 27th, 2009
  10. Rafael, it would be great if you provide me with the link.


    admin
    April 27th, 2009
  11. Thanks for the quick response.

    It isn’t exactly what we wanted to hear since we are currently running PHP 4 and will not have an update for some time.

    We do like the look of your plug-in but with that limitation we will have to examine some other solutions.

    Thanks again for quick feedback. If you come up with a version that is not language version specific we will definitely have go at it.

    Bernie


    Bernie
    April 27th, 2009
  12. Bernie, you bet! Such version is coming and you’ll be able to test it in a couple days.


    admin
    April 27th, 2009
  13. simply stunning! plugged in and worked immediately! so fantastic. thanks so much for this great plug-in.

    what i’d love to be able to do is to list up thumbnails of all picasaweb albums that i have, kinda automatically so i don’t have to create a new article+link for every new album. i have unlisted albums only.
    would such a enhancement – to get an automatically generated thumbnail page with all my picasaweb albums – be possible at all? technically i mean…

    keep up the great work! thanks again!

    Flo


    Flo
    April 28th, 2009
  14. wow.. this is so cool, you really dont have to find other picasa plugin!

    on the comment part, thanks for putting this in yr next release feature… probably just use photo id grabbed from picasa album and use this as reference for the comments stored in local mysql? hmm.. i’m so newbie!


    z gansad
    April 28th, 2009
  15. Thanks for the great plug-in. Really top notch work. I wanted to let you know that GIFs, while displayed in picasa web, will not display via your plug-in. Just an FYI. I’m not sure it matters as most people would upload photos as JPG.


    htmlgod
    April 28th, 2009
  16. htmlgod, it’s a flash technology issue, it doesn’t support GIF animation (at least the version I’m using in this plugin)


    Igor Barbashin
    April 28th, 2009
  17. Flo, actually it was my initial idea — to be able to build a portfolio that contain several albums. But then I simplified that to just one album at a time. Maybe in next versions I could add that feature.

    But for now, I don’t think that it’s possible to generate the list of your albums.
    Thanks for the response!


    Igor Barbashin
    April 28th, 2009
  18. z gansad, yeah, there’s a couple ways to do that. First option is to use the Picasaweb API, which supports commenting, but requires the google authentication. Another option is to store comments locally and the third option is to build a special database for comments on picasna.com.

    Anyways, it’s a whole bunch of work and I prefer to make the plugin to work simple but perfect rather than fill it with complex stuff.

    Thanks for the feedback!


    Igor Barbashin
    April 28th, 2009
  19. hi, really interested to have the local comment system — any idea how to do this?


    z gansad
    April 28th, 2009
  20. z gansad, no, it’s not possible yet.


    Igor Barbashin
    April 28th, 2009
  21. ok.. will look fwd to this feature in future.

    btw, how do i include the comments google users made on the photos to be shown by picasna; together with the caption?

    thanks Igor for responding.


    z gansad
    April 29th, 2009
  22. Hello,
    I’m from France,
    So my english is not the best. Please excuse me.
    This plug in is fan-tas-tic !! The best for Picasa for me it is sure!
    But now while I upgraded WP in the last version 2.8.6
    It doesn’t work!!

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_OBJECT_OPERATOR in /home/wb53638/SD/wp-content/plugins/picasna/picasna-functions.php on line 109″

    Please help me to resolve it.I tried a lot of ways… and while Picasna is plugged I cannot go to the editor ??

    Many thanks for your help, and congratulations for this great work.
    Ck


    Ck
    December 12th, 2009
  23. Oups, please don’t publish the whole , just:

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_OBJECT_OPERATOR in /plugins/picasna/picasna-functions.php on line 109
    It is a mistake . (the website is on work ..)

    Thank you very much.
    Ck


    Ck
    December 12th, 2009
  24. I use both Picassa and Flickr for sharing photos over the internet but i use Flickr more often than Picassa.,”:


    Eve Reid
    May 9th, 2010
  25. my family album is on Picassa and also on Flickr, they are great for backing up your digital photos _


    Bedding Collections ·
    November 9th, 2010
  26. Hi, do you know guys how to change caption’s font size? it’s simply too small for me. Thank you in advance. Cheers, Mati.


    donmateo
    July 14th, 2012
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Picasna — free fullscreen flash gallery widget and plugin for wordpress