Picasa and Google Photos

 

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Find a Tip in our 250+ Photo Tips

Find a Tip in our 250+ Photo Tips

In 2008, I decided to start writing a weekly Picasa Tip.  Picasa is free software by Google for managing all the pictures on your computer.  This site has been called “PicasaTutorials” and “PicasaGeeks.” In May of 2015 Google released the smartphone apps called Google Photos. I Love Google Photos! So I am now also writing about Google Read more…

Forget to Set the Time on your Camera? Picasa can Fix That!

Forget to Set the Time on your Camera? Picasa can Fix That!

We took a trip to England a couple of months ago and I took lots of pictures, some with my Canon digital SLR and others with my Samsung Galaxy S5 phone. The phone is always set to the right time, because it is location aware. It knew we were in a different time zone than Read more…

Identifying People in Group Photos

Identifying People in Group Photos

Have you ever taken a group photo and wanted to identify the people? If the group is small enough, you could use Picasa’s text tool and just write their name above or below their face. In a large group, and especially in a busy color photo, those names will be difficult to read. Here’s what Read more…

Google Photos Does Not Replace Picasa

Google Photos Does Not Replace Picasa

Picasa isn’t going anywhere. Picasa is software on your computer for working with the photos on your computer. It’s freely available at picasa.google.com and, once you have it, it is yours to keep. Millions of people praise Picasa for being easy to use and allowing them to do things with their pictures that they never Read more…

Google Photos Announcement–This is BIG

Google Photos Announcement–This is BIG

A few days ago, Google announced the latest incarnation of their online photo storage and sharing service, now called simply, Google Photos. Before I tell you the good and the bad of this announcement, let me give you a little bit of history. In 2006, Google offered an online photo storage and sharing service called Read more…

Where are your Web Albums in Google+?

Where are your Web Albums in Google+?

I’ve been using Picasa and Picasa Web Albums for over 10 years. I generally create an album for every month. I’ve also digitized the printed photos from some early trips and created albums for them. Now all those albums are part of Google+ Photos, but where did they go? When you first log in to Read more…