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I am not able to find a way to search videos in my Picasa Web Albums, Picasa search shows options for 'photos only', 'videos only' for 'community photos' search but not for 'My Photos'

What is more pathetic that if I enter any search it switches to 'community photos' and that is searched first, I have to than manually change to 'My Photos'. Why can't it simply remember by setting?

Also 'Community Photos', 'My photos', 'Favourites' dropdown should be beside search.

Google being a search giant and Picasa search being so bad, I can't understand.

I have also posted question at Picasa forum http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Picasa/thread?tid=3a30a5c35ed70b9b&hl=en

An example will show why I can't search

  1. I open http://picasaweb.google.com , it shows 'My Photos' and on top right a search box, I enter 'Delhi' in it and press search button, it shows 'Search results for:' and all results are from 'Community Photos'

  2. Ok Google wants me to specifically select 'My Photos' from the dropdown on top-right of search page, I select that it searches photos from 'My photos'

  3. But I wanted to search only videos, and i do not see any option anywhere? It shows 'show options' only for community photos

In 'community photos' it shows search options

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but in 'my photos' it doesn't show search options

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Wow looks like no body know, how to search picasa? –  Anurag Uniyal Sep 19 '10 at 5:58

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Have you looked at http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=19859

One way, if you are not happy with the default filters, is to to tag all your movies with a specific tag (e.g. movie) and search based on that tag.

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Sorry for the confusion, this question is for picasa web albums not picasa desktop software, i have updated the question –  Anurag Uniyal Oct 7 '10 at 12:58

You can use the Advanced Search to refine your results. You can set the Format parameter to video

Further information on the Advanced Search Options can be found here:



Perform a normal search in Picasa and then expand the "Show options" alt text

You can then filter your search results to one of:

  • Photos & Videos
  • Photos Only
  • Videos Only

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see the edited question, with screenshots, i am not sure how to set format or go to advance search? –  Anurag Uniyal Oct 8 '10 at 14:09
@Anurag - I have updated my answer. Thanks –  Barry Oct 9 '10 at 14:08
no it doesn't work, even if I select "Videos only" in "Community photos" and than search "My photos" it brings all photos, not videos only, i think picasa-web search is broken and for so long –  Anurag Uniyal Oct 10 '10 at 7:44

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