Picasa and Google Photos

 

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Original vs Edited Photo in Picasa

Original vs Edited Photo in Picasa

Using Picasa on my computer, I edit photos by cropping, straightening, color correcting, etc. When I look at the pictures in Picasa I see the edited version, but when I use Facebook and Add Photo from my computer, I get the unedited orginal. Can you explain this to me? How do I get the edited Read more…

Picasa: 2015 Year in Review–Good News/Bad News

Picasa: 2015 Year in Review–Good News/Bad News

It’s been a weird year for Picasa. Google owns Picasa and Google is constantly changing stuff, yet the Picasa software had basically no changes at all. This is both good news and bad news. It’s good because it signals that Picasa is a mature software program. It is stable, the things you learned how to Read more…

Photo Captions using Google Photos vs. Picasa

Photo Captions using Google Photos vs. Picasa

Picasa has many features that Google Photos does not. The most important feature, for me, is captions. Picasa can add captions to your photos that are stored with the picture file itself and can be viewed by other software. I love captions. At a glance, I can see which photos I’ve identified as the best Read more…

Getting Your Pictures Down from the Google Photos Cloud

Getting Your Pictures Down from the Google Photos Cloud

It’s easy to get your pictures UPloaded to the cloud – just turn on the Backup and Sync feature of the Google Photos app on your phone. But how do you get them down to your computer? I still want my pictures, at least my best ones, to be stored on my computer (or external Read more…

Put Your Best Pictures in Albums with Google Photos

Put Your Best Pictures in Albums with Google Photos

by Chris Guld, GeeksOnTour.com I love Google Photos! I take most of my pictures with my Android phone and Google Photos automatically copies them all to my online Google account. If I ever had to answer a question like, “Where were you on the evening of August 2?” I could find the answer by looking Read more…

Picasa Tip: Make a Greeting Card with Collage

Picasa Tip: Make a Greeting Card with Collage

Someone recently asked me how she could make a greeting card using Picasa. I came up with an idea that seemed to work, using the Collage tool, so I thought I’d pass it on as a Picasa Tip. Although, truth be told, if it were me, I’d use something like Send Out Cards, or use Read more…