The following is an email I received today which you might want to read. I have now changed my Picasa settings (I found my albums by Googling Picasa albums - it was quite easy to find the Settings tab once into the albums).
Firstly, apologies for the cross-post but I think it very important anyone with
a Blogger blog reads my post:
Blogger have updated the photo uploader (the post also has a tutorial for this)
- but did you know that now all the images on your blog are in an album - on
Picasa - and publicly available for anyonen to copy? If you have several blogs,
you'll find you have an album for each of them - and that they are all PUBLIC by
This means anyone can get into them and access - and copy - your private photos
and artwork. My post shows you how to reset your albums to protect your privacy,
so I do urge you to go and check on this. Even if your albums were private, you
may well find the change has also altered this setting to Public, so you'll need
to reset them again (I know of two people already that this has happened to, and
one has already had artwork pirated).
Sorry to cause panic, but I find it unbelievable that our blogs aren't set to be
private in the first place, so that we can choose whether we want our images to
be publicly available - or not.
I will now be investigating other blog platforms (WordPress, Typepad, Joomla