Picasa and Google Photos

 

NEWS! Google is retiring Picasa.  Here’s the article we’ve written about it: Picasa is Dead. Long Live Picasa! Then read why we think Google Photos is the future, with effortless photo managment! All Fun and No Work!


 

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Picasa Web Albums Retires on May 1–What to Do?

Picasa Web Albums Retires on May 1–What to Do?

(May 3 note : the May 1 date has come and gone and Picasa Web Albums is still accessible. That doesn’t mean they’ve changed their minds – it’s just taking a bit longer than expected. Also, please realize this article is about the website Picasa Web Albums – the desktop software – Picasa – was Read more…

How to Change the Date of a Picture Using Google Photos

How to Change the Date of a Picture Using Google Photos

  We recently presented a Google Photos seminar to a Genealogy group. We used our smartphone and snapped pictures of old photos in a photo album. These were pictures of my Great Grandfather, Charles Noyes, and my Great Grandmother, Mae Manning Noyes. Charles was born in 1869 and Mae was born in 1872, yet when Read more…

Google Photos: All Play and No Work!

Google Photos: All Play and No Work!

I went for a walk with my Mom the other afternoon. We have this favorite little park, and it was a gorgeous day. She’s walking pretty slow these days, so I had ample opportunity to take my phone out of my pocket and snap pictures. I showed her each picture I took and she would Read more…

Picasa is Dead. Long Live Picasa!

Picasa is Dead. Long Live Picasa!

Google made it official with an announcement on February 12, 2016: Moving on from Picasa. They are retiring Picasa and devoting all their efforts to one photo product: Google Photos. This affects both the desktop software, Picasa3, and the web service, Picasa Web Albums. If you use either the desktop software, or the website, this Read more…

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

2/12/16 NEWS! Google is retiring Picasa. March 15, 2016 the Picasa Desktop Software will be discontinued (if you already have it, you will see no change.) May 1, 2016 Picasa Web Albums will go away (all photos and videos in Picasa Web Albums are already accessible by Google Photos.) Read the official announcement here. Keep a Read more…