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remote backup FreeNAS and photos on OS X Lion

I've built a NAS for my home backups using FreeNAS 8 with 5 HDs and RAIDZ1. Everything works great except I haven't yet figured out a long term solution for handling my photos. Currently I'm ...
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Google Picasa offline or something similar

I'll be spending some time in the near future working in a place without decent internet access, practically without any at all save for the basic mail upload/download needs. Is it possible for the ...
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How to setup a Picasa server for my photos

I use Picasa extensively on my computer to manage all my photos, but I have several computers at home, and what I'd like is to be able to access the database and the photos on that machine (the ...
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Does Picasa store photo geotagging in IPTC tags or in its DB?

I've recently done a small test of Picasa, and was very impressed by its geographic presentation (the Google maps integration is way nicer than what I previously used - Microsoft Expression Media). ...
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Is there way to make all Picasa data/metadata portable?

I would like to be able to have "identical" Picasa installs on two (or more) PCs. Essentially my use case is this: I want to bring my hard drive with a large number of photos away with me, plug it ...
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How do I download all the albums from Picasa Web to Picasa Desktop?

I am using Picasa software and Picasa web. There is option to download an album? I want to download all albums. How to do that instead of browsing each album and clicking "Download to Picasa"?
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Why can't I see 95% of a file's .jpg pics on my old XP hard drive (F) patched into my new Win7 system?

Networked drives, Lost in Translation? 5% success rate? Old XP files on HD F, fetched from new Win7 system HD C... is proving a puzzling hit & miss. If I boot up in XP from my old hard drive, ...
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Picasa “blog this” choking on 'cookie' problems

Whenever I click on the "blog this" link in Picasa, it throws up a window complaining about cookies (helpfully in German, because Google thinks that everyone in Switzerland reads German). A rough ...
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How to make Picasa copy also .RAW /.NEF files but not show them

I'm using Picasa to import, manage, upload and back-up pictures. However, I do not want to see duplicates when browsing them, but I would like to copy the raw files from the cameras SD cards, looks ...
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Alternative to Picasa on Linux?

I have installed Picasa on my wife's notebook (it's Ubuntu 11.04 on an HP Pavillion), but she'd like to switch to some other software (there are some issues with Picasa that bother her). She didn't ...
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More general image recognition than face (e.g. Picasa) for sorting images?

Picasa and Windows Live Gallery do not recognize faces of cartoon characters. Is there any Windows software that can do more general image recognition?
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Is it possible to make Picasa import photos from a camera into subfolders using a certain date related pattern?

I have the following photo folder structure on my disk: 'My Pictures' | +--> 'Photos' | +--> YYYY | +--> YYYY_MM_DD Where: YYYY denotes the year, like 2011 ...
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How to backup only the photos in Picasa Albums?

I've got a lot of photos, ~100GB worth. Most of these are discards, I organize my photos with Picasa so I've got the best ones in albums (~10GB worth). I'd like to backup only these photos (it's to ...
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How to use Apple remote with Picasa in OS X?

I'd like to use Picasa as my picture management application in OS X (version 10.6.7) / 2010 Mac Mini. But I haven't found a way to use Apple Remote with it (for pausing/resuming the slideshow and ...
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Stop Picasa (Mac) from scanning my harddrive

I want to use Picasa desktop app instead of the tedious & clunky web interface to share a couple of photos. Every time I launch Picasa it proceeds to open an annoying pop-up/tool-tip which flicks ...
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Migrate tags from Photoshop Elements to Picasa

How do I migrate my hundreds of beloved tags from Photoshop Elements to Picasa? UPDATE: I wish to preserve the tag hierarchy, stars points and captions.
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Update Picasa 3.8 from Picasa 3.5 in Ubunt

I have installed Picasa 3.5 in ubuntu by some of the ways mentioned here, I wonder if similar can be done for installing Picasa 3.8? Anyone tried this before? If yes, what will happen to the facetag ...
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How to get “stars” back in new Picasa installation?

I had my large photo collection (~50GB) in Picasa on Windows. I've copied the entire collection (including all picasa.ini files) to a new partition and reinstalled Windows and Picasa on a new ...
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How to upload mov files to Picasa Web?

The help page says Picasa supports MOV files. I have the latest version (3.8.0 build 117.29) and the MOV files for a scanned folder aren't shown. How can I upload them?
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Is there a way to have a white background on transparent PNGs in Picasa?

Is there a way to have a white background on transparent PNGs in Picasa? I generally shows a background of black.
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Where does Picasa save the edits I make to images?

I am using Picasa to edit my images. After I fixed a bunch of images I looked at them by browsing my file system and find they are all in their original state. I wanted to find them in their altered ...
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Good process/software for organizing photos past/present

So I have tons of photos taken all the time. I have a lot from years past that I never went through (meaning deleting duplicates, etc). I've got a new pc with windows 7, and I'm wondering what a good ...
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Drag and drop from Picasa to Keynote?

Does anyone know how to drag and drop photos from Picasa for Mac into a Keynote slide? I know you can do this from iPhoto, but in general I like Picasa much better.
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How to make Picasa handle .MTS files (AVCHD Lite) correctly?

Picasa 3 does not recognize .MTS files correctly and does not handle playback. It does copy the files from flash-ram to hard disc, but does not show them along with the images.
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Picasa duplicates everything into a `$My Pictures` folder

My parents have a Windows XP laptop running Picasa, Dutch version of both. It's configured to put imported photos in C:\Documents and Settings\user\Mijn documenten\Mijn afbeeldingen, which is Windows ...
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Picasa bulk upload without local install

I'd like to upload pictures to Picasa without installing the full client locally. Is there a FireFox or IE extension or add-on I can install to do this? Is there a portable version I can install on ...
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Clipboard app that automatically saves to Web share folder?

I currently use SnagIt and have used Windows 7 Snipping tools. These tools allow you to copy a piece of your screen the clipboard and then paste it into other applications on your desktop. They work ...
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Automatically detect faces in a picture

At my work place, passport sized photographs are scanned together, then cut up into individual pictures and saved with unique file numbers. Currently we use Paint.net to manually select, cut and save ...
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Where does Picasa 3 store video captions

I'm migrating my photos and videos stored in Picasa 3.8 from a PC to a Mac. I have all of my data migrated over and just about everything looks correct. However, I just noticed that none of the ...
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How can I prevent Picasa from automatically capturing a screenshot to a folder?

Anyone know how to prevent picasa from capturing screenshots and saving them automatically in a folder? This only happens when Picasa is running.
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Adding a disk to folder management in Picasa, Ubuntu

I would like to add a whole disk (FAT32) to Picasa folder management. It's a data disk my girlfriend (using Windows) and I share. But I can only add folders from the disk Picasa (and Ubuntu) is ...
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Uploading photos to Picasa Web Albums hangs

Uploading photos to my Picasa Web Album is hanging. It starts out just fine, good speed, but then after about 5-10 photos, it doesn't upload as quickly, and it eventually just hangs. I end up ...
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How to prevent Picasa to scan all my disk?

On my Mac, Picasa scans my whole disk to find all my pictures and videos. I want to let Picasa scans only my Pictures directory. How I can do that ?
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iPhone photo download workflow for ONLY new photos onto Mac

I'm finding my iPhone photo download workflow to be a bit cumbersome. Here are my requirements: Download photos+video off my iPhone Camera Roll, but keep photos on iPhone Only display/download new ...
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What file format/database format does Picasa use?

I am trying to figure out what file format the .db file and .pmp files are. I tried using db_dump (Berkeley DB) for the .db files, but it seems that they are not Berkeley DB, or of an older version. I ...
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Undelete from SD card on Mac

I accidentally deleted some pictures off my SD card using Picasa on my Mac. Is there any way to get them back?
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Picasa email photo not working on Mac

I am using thunderbird and when I click on the email photo button nothing happens. How can I get the email photo button to work?
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Picasa using common linux/windows store

I'd like to use the same index of images from Picasa under Windows and Linux (so that albums, tags, "uploaded" marks are in sync). Is it described anywhere and is it relatively safe to try? Or should ...
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Avoid losing original resolution when uploading or exporting photos from Picasa

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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Organising photos using Picasa

I am kind of confused by Picasa's photo organisation system which involves albums on one hand and folders plus collections on the other. Does anyone have a good system for using these to keep ...
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Are there any good sources of documentation on the file format of picasa.ini files

It would be nice to know how this file is structured and all its possible sections, keys, and values. Does anyone know of documentation on the file format?
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Reinstalling Picasa 3

How do I reinstall Picasa 3 which was inadvertently deleted. Also how to recover albums organized in Picasa 3?
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Picasa opens Opera by default - why?

When I request to open Picasa Web Albums from within desktop Picasa 3.6, the Opera browser is used even though it's not my default browser (FF is). How can I "fix" this?
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download an entire picasa web album?

Someone sent me a link to their Picasa web album, and I want to download all the pictures. I can do them one by one using right-click - Save Image, but is there a better way?
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How can I make Picasa see changes I make to photos using jhead?

Last fall I forgot to set the time on my camera back an hour. I used jhead to change the time in the EXIF data: jhead -ta-1 IMG_1177.JPG but Picasa didn't notice. OS is Windows XP. If I ...
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Downloading image from Picasa Web Albums loses metadata

I have several photos on my Picasa Web Albums account. I have added captions, tags and location information to many of them through the PWA web interface. I assumed that PWA was saving this ...
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picasa web albums poor image quality?

Did anyone else notice the picture quality degrade after uploading to picasa web albums from Picasa 3.5 Mac? I uploaded them in the original setting which is 1600 by 1200 and did selected the option ...
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Is there another option to Picasa with similar ease of use and simplicity? [closed]

On a previous post, I had asked about multiple installations of Picasa. The answers tended to be more trouble than they were worth, so I'm on to option 2: Is there a good alternative to Picasa I ...
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Restore Picasa people tags

I have loaded Windows 7 to my laptop. Before doing this I backed up all my pictures using the Picasa backup utility. I then ran a restore on the clean Windows 7 install. I then installed Picasa 3.5 ...
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Recover Picasa 3.0 temp

I used Google picasa 3.0 to scan from my scanner but forgot to complete the import process. I saw that it had created a PicasaTemp folder before I hit the cancel button. How can I recover the scans ...