Not too long ago, I ran across a Local Optimization tip that suggested that adding photos to Panaramio and then adding them to your Google Places page was a good idea. It made sense to me, so I loaded some photos for a real estate client. But when I tried to upload them in his Google Account, I get an error message that says: 'unable to store image at this time' (see screenshot).
I dug around and found a message or two on other boards and found a reference to it that suggested it is a bug that Google is working on ... however, that was last December and it's still not fixed.
Other things I have read suggest it would work if the photo has been accepted into Google Earth ... and another local SEO consultant I talked to said Picasa -- or was it flickr? -- also allows the same sort of GEO targeting of a photo that panaramio allows.
Any ideas on this?