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Is there a way to bulk upload RAW images to Picasa web using the Picasa software(or any other software).

I can upload RAW files using the Picasa web app but I have several thousand pictures to upload and doing it this way would take forever.

When I use the Picasa software the images are getting converted into JPEGs and I really want/need to keep them as RAWs.

Any suggestions?

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Bulk upload

Some alternatives are discussed here.

Keep raw format

This part of the question is not really on-topic here, but:

No, I don't believe you can. Picasa is not a generic storage system - it supports reading of many raw formats, but it will to convert them to JPG before storage.

If you want to store your raw files online, I'd suggest a generic storage service (since the launch of Google Drive, perhaps it is easily done within the Google framework if you want to stay there).

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The RAW format is kept when uploading through the webapp, it is only converted to JPEG when using the Picasa software – Greg May 3 '12 at 12:18
    
@Greg: OK, I can't find any source for this, though. You really mean that you can retrieve the images in raw format after uploading them? photo.stackexchange.com/questions/9645/… has some suggestions, but the question is more and more coming out of scope for SU. – Daniel Andersson May 3 '12 at 12:33
    
I am sure, I tried it with several different pictures and therefore there should be a way to do it in bulk. Generic storage is my alternative however the nice thing about picasaweb is that you can get fast previous without downloading the whole picture. – Greg May 3 '12 at 13:25

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