google docs photo albums.pngGoogle Docs as we know it today includes mainly Documents, Spreadsheets, and Presentations, but it looks as though soon it will include Photo Albums as well. The Google Operating System blog points out how using information from Google’s code, you are able to get a list of items you can create in Google Docs which include Photo Albums. Take a look at the image to the right.




This is an interesting discovery, particularly because of the rumors we’ve heard lately that Google is going to end-up changing the name of their photo service, Picasa Web Albums, to Google Photos. Could this possibly mean that Google will in fact change the name of Picasa to Google Photos, and then users would be able to create and manage photo albums right from Google Docs? It would also make sense for them to combine their photo service with other services like documents and spreadsheets simply for storage purposes. Those who buy extra storage for Picasa are only able to share it with Gmail right now. It would be great if users could buy additional storage that would work across all of Google’s Services.

The other route Google could take would be to keep the Photo albums in Google Docs completely separate from Picasa, but it would make more sense to have everything integrated together. What will Google do? Only time will tell…