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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?… 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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