Picasa and Google Photos

 

Hundreds of Articles on this Site

Bad News: Google retired the Picasa desktop software on March 15, 2016. There will be no further updates on this product.

Good News: Since it is computer software, Picasa won’t go away. If you have it and use it, you can continue using it. If you don’t have it, there are ways to get it. Our book, this website, and our tutorial videos that teach how to use Picasa are still valuable resources for anyone who wants to use this wonderful software.

To peruse this site, we suggest you start by reading these posts: Find a Photo Tip, About Picasa, About Google Photos, About Geeks on Tour.

Meanwhile, we’ve started a new website just for Google Photos, check it out.

If You Have Used Embedded Slideshows from Picasa Web Albums, You Need To Read This

If You Have Used Embedded Slideshows from Picasa Web Albums, You Need To Read This

Several years ago, I wrote about how to use Picasa Web Albums to create a slideshow that can be embedded into a web page. The slideshow was really sweet, but it used Flash to make it work and Flash has fallen out of favor in the web world, and simply doesn’t work in many situations. Read more…

How Do I Send My Photos to a Friend?

How Do I Send My Photos to a Friend?

by Chris Guld, GeeksOnTour.com If you and your friend both use Google Photos, it is so easy to send them photos. You can send just one, or you can send hundreds of photos with one link, no need to break it up into small pieces, no need to attach to emails. There is also no Read more…

Google Photos–Is it Really Unlimited and Free?

Google Photos–Is it Really Unlimited and Free?

YES!! If you choose the photo size called High Quality and not Original, Google Photos will store your entire photo library of many thousands of photos, for free. Learn more from the Google Photos Help page. What is High Quality? At the High Quality size, Google maintains your photos’ pixels up to 16 MegaPixels. That’s Read more…

Using Picasa and Google Photos Together

Using Picasa and Google Photos Together

by Chris Guld, GeeksOnTour.com This is what I do now: All my photos collect in the cloud with Google Photos, I make albums of my best photos there, then I download those albums to my computer so I have them in Picasa for safekeeping, collages, text on photos etc. Picasa can Upload to Google Photos, Read more…

Photo Albums Using Google Photos

Photo Albums Using Google Photos

I have roughly 50,000 photos collected online using Google Photos. Wanna watch my slideshow? I’ll bet not! You’d need a few days of uninterrupted time, and several buckets of popcorn! No, I want to select just my best pictures and put them in Albums. Then I’ll share my Albums with you. How to Make Albums Read more…

Google Photos vs. Apple’s iCloud Photo Library

Google Photos vs. Apple’s iCloud Photo Library

If you use an iPhone, you are in the Apple world, and it seems logical to use the Apple photo solutions: Apple Photos and iCloud Photo Library. But, you also have the option to use the Google solution called Google Photos. Have you been getting frustrated with constant messages by Apple that your iPhone is Read more…