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Does Google Picasa store metadata in the picture files?

Does Google Picasa store metadata in the picture files themselves? If so, what metadata is actually stored inside the files? (as opposed to Picasa's internal database)
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Backup Picasa 'people' tags data

OK, so I've spent a fair amount of time putting names to faces in Picasa 3.5 but in a few days (hopefully) my copy of Windows 7 should arrive and I'll need to reinstall Windows. So, does anyone ...
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How to make Windows 7 aware about iPhone photo orientation

When transferring photos from the iPhone to the PC, the photos are not showed by Windows Explorer in the correct orientation, but I know there is some EXIF info in the photo with the orientation ...
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Picasa 3.5: how to share the tagged faces from one PC to another

At home, we share our photos from a server. I've been tagging the faces in Picasa 3.5 in one PC, but in the other PC the same photos needs to be retagged. Where is this info stored so it can be ...
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How to migrate from iPhoto to Picasa?

I'd like to migrate from iPhoto '09 to Picasa. Any ideas how? I was planning to run Picasa, let it import iPhoto's pictures and then move the pictures and databases to Picasa on Windows, but Picasa ...
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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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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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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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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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Tag faces using Picasa 3

I totally love using Google Picasa 3 to manage my photos offline, and the ability to share albums with family and friends via Picasaweb. There is a feature on picasaweb that I'm missing from Picasa 3. ...
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How to safely move all my Picasa folders to another drive

My c:\camera directory contains about 150Gb of photos and videos, with many years worth of Picasa edits. Generally I haven't used the "save edited photos to disk" function, so what's on disk is ...
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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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Ultimate way to use Picasa in a home network

I've been trying a lot of approaches but still didn't find any effective solution. I want gigs of photos in a network drive (a IOMega Home Media Network Drive, plugged to my wifi router). I'd like to ...
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Picasa for Linux: doesn't it support video files?

I'm just switching from Windows to Linux. I'm glad to see that Picasa is also available (v3.0 beta), but doesn't Picasa on Linux support video files? This official help page doesn't mention Linux... ...
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Rename photos during download from camera - on Linux?

On Windows, I'm using this feature (right-hand text) of the excellent cam2pc software to download images&videos from my camera and rename them in the same step. I haven't found any software for ...
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Picasa:// links in Google Chrome (Linux)

When I go to Picasa Web to see another user's album, I can download pictures using Picasa with it. This launched a URL like picasa://downloadfeed/?url=http%3A... In Firefox, when I click this, I ...
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Can I move my Picasa data from one machine to another?

I have lots of photos stored on an external hard disk. I have Picasa installed on my Windows 7 laptop and have spent a lot of time cataloging the collection, put names to faces and the like. I now ...
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Is there a way to have separate installations of Picasa on the same computer?

I use Picasa on my laptop to organize personal photo albums that I share with friends, and work photo albums that I use for project photos. I don't need any sort of heavy photo-editing software, so ...
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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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Not able to delete or save photos in Picasa for OS X

I try to delete a photo or save an edit and it does not work. When I try to save I get a message Unable to write redeye due to disk error. The disk may be full or read only When I try to ...
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Is there a face recognition command line tool?

I've download a lot of images in one directory including People and Landscape. I want to split the directory into two. I'm looking for a Linux command line tool to filter by face.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Standard application to automatically rotate pictures based on EXIF

There are few applications, that I have installed on almost every Windows 7 computer. This are applications such as: Windows Live Gallery (Windows Live Essentials) Picasa anything, that comes out of ...
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How can I search for the largest image file in a folder? (resolution and size)

I have a large collection of image files, from different cameras, phones, etc. They are all nicely sorted into folders by date/subject (eg: 2011-12-25-Family Christmas Dinner) and I manage them using ...
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cannot upload photos from picasa via facebook uploader

I have a problem with Facebook uploader in Picasa How can I solve this?
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to install Picasa on a user selected file and drive?

I have installed Picasa after upgrading to Windows 7, and now I have quite a mixup. I wouldn't mind reinstalling and building Picasa databases again, but didn't notice any way to select a specific ...
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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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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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Searching Picasa Web Albums with Firefox don't work

Every time I search there I end up in a loop, but it works for me if I use Chrome or IE. Any Ideas?
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Picasa Syncing with Dropbox via different PC/MAC

Gd day everybody, following challenge: I have a ton of pictures on my computer (Mac 10.9.2) and I am using Picasa. All good working on a single computer, however I have another 3 Macs on which I would ...
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Keeping Picasa and Photos on the same external hard drive. Will it work?

If I install Picasa on my External HD and keep all my photos on the same External HD, can I plug it in to any computer and keep all the Picasa albums, tags etc?
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Is it possible merging a people database from a different picasa installation into another

I have two different picasa installations with different people name tags. Some people are as well in the one Db as in the other, but on different pictures. I would like to integrate the tag ...
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Date of videos seen differently by Picasa and by the filesystem

I have several photos and videos in a particular picasa folder, which I've sorted by date. But I've noticed that some of the videos are appearing out of order. Upon closer inspection, I see the date ...
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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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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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Should I worry about making my picasa web albums public?

I choose the public option for all my albums in Picasaweb, these mostly (>90%) contain pictures of my children which I share with my family. Ever so often somebody I don't know adds me as a favorite, ...
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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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Can not find Picasa Web Album, under Google App admin panel/google app/Other Google Services

We got a Google App account that we use with our domaine name. We use the core service apps (gmail, calendar, drive, etc.). Now we are looking into going into Google+. To be able active Google+ for my ...
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iPhone and photo management on a Mac

I have just switched from Windows to Mac as my iTunes sync partner for my iPhone. On the Windows box, I used to get it to import/delete the pic from the phone into a directory and then that same ...
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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?