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After making changes in Picasa preferences with no change in resolution loss (from say, 800kb original image to 235kb after export or upload), I'm at a dead end.

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Uploading from the Picasa desktop client? – random May 20 '10 at 11:24

Did you choose the original size option for your uploads?

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I uploaded an image just to check and the original size was listed at 2.5mp on my machine and afterwards it was listed the same in the Picasa web album.

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You can set it to always use the original size under the Tools/Options menu:

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