Picasa and Google Photos

 

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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.

Slideshow by Google Drive

Just testing an option for slideshows. Using the Slides app on Google Drive means you have immediate access to your photo albums in Google Photos. You still have to build a slide show just like if you were using PowerPoint. When you’re done, you have the option to “Publish to Web” and Embed by copying Read more…

How Does Picasa Find Your Pictures?

How Does Picasa Find Your Pictures?

I know that Picasa has been retired by Google, but it is still available, and it still is the best free software for managing pictures on your computer. If you’re going to use it, you need to understand that the pictures must come from your computer. Picasa works with the pictures that are stored on Read more…

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…