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Cool: Oosah lets you drag pictures between photo, social sites

Slide show maker Oosah gets a new feature that puts the original function of the site to share: Cross-site file transfer

Oosah is a solid Flash-based media manager that lets you create little slide shows and share pictures with your friends. It competes with some pretty good applications, such as Flektor, Slide, and Splashcast, though, and isn't likely to rocket to superstardom as just another media destination site.

But a new feature, being introduced today, takes Oosah to a whole different place: It lets you drag images between your PC and online accounts, such as Flickr and Facebook, or even directly between your online accounts, avoiding your PC and your Oosah storage allotment. That's not just new and cool, it's very useful. I plan to use this feature to drag images between my private Picasa Web and public Flickr profiles when needed, and ignore the whole cutesy slide show feature.

Oosah lets you transfer media and entire folders between your online accounts. Oosah

The first services supported by this feature will be Picasa, Flickr, and Facebook. MySpace is coming soon, Michael Duggan, Oosah's chief operating officer, told me. The service will also let you drag videos to YouTube. I strongly doubt you'll be able to drag videos off YouTube to other services.

If you tag images in any of the services, the tags go with the media when they're dragged to other services. User comments, however, don't make the transition.

You can also import images from a Web page just by providing the URL. The service then gathers up the images for you.

Oosah is not a PC-to-Web synchronization tool. It can't monitor your local picture folders and automatically upload new images to the Web. (See SugarSync; BlueString)

Oosah's 2GB accounts are free. There are no premium plans yet with more storage. But files you manage on other services do not count toward your total, so it doesn't really matter. Try this one while you can, since the company's revenue plan--"Right now, we're not focused on making money"--doesn't bode well for its future, no matter how cool it is.

See also: Joggle.