Since my very first use of Windows Live Writer - which is by the way a very handsome tool - I figured out the need for integrated Picasa Web Album support. Unfortunately I couldn't find any plugin that would meet my requirements either to access existing images in Picasa or to upload new ones.
I didn't want to look for another tool nor to log in Picasa with the browser and search for my album and the desired image. All I wanted was similar to the Community Server Gallery Plugin, where I can choose between my albums and select the images I want to link in my blog.
Since that plugin doesn't exist, I had to write my own and right now, I got the first version working. It supports:
- access to listed and unlisted web albums
- preview of all images in an album
- insertion of a thumbnail in the blog entry
- resolution selection of linked image
- creation of new albums
- upload of new images
- more features coming...
Below you see a few screenshots how the user interface looks like.
If anybody is interested in using this plugin as well, feel free to contact me. Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org