zett - 6:33 am on Jul 21, 2010 (gmt 0)
3) The high-res "preview"? if hosted by google is it a full copy of the image?
Ah - good question. Maybe this is related to the outcome of the Viacom-Youtube trial? Now that Youtube/Google officially may host and transform videos of any kind and show ads next to them, maybe they feel more safe hosting and serving high-res photos as well (and display ads next to it)?
Again, one step closer to banning Google.