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Picasa is a photo organising application and photo sharing service developed by Google.

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Use Picasa on a computer B with a copy of computer A's photos + Picasa database

I still use the Picasa 3.9 photo management software (even if it's discontinued, I have benchmarked many other tools, and haven't found one which is equivalent, with a so polished UI, so lightweight, ...
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How do I get Picasa showing MP4 videos?

My research suggests that in order to get MP4s visible in Picasa (on Windows 10) I need to either install QuickTime or a codec pack. [Edit 16 Jan 2020] To save you trying, it turns out that this is ...
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Use Picasa to copy non-duplicated photo's from DVD to hard drive

As a result of changing PC's over the years and not placing much value in photo organization, I have about 50 DVDs/CDs with photos which are very poorly organized using inconsistent directory ...
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Picasa shared albums to Google Photos [closed]

Googles announces that Picasa will turn off early ( We’ll start rolling out these changes on May 1, 2016 ) But we have a lot of shared content on Picasa: https://picasaweb.google.com/amicscastellsf ...
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DOS Script to remove all .picasaoriginals folders

The issue is this. Using Plex to serve photos to a TV downstairs I have noticed many duplicated photos - this is caused by Google Picasa saving backups, and there appears to be no way to prevent this, ...
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Google Photos Screensaver not working on Windows 10 after upgrade

I recently upgraded a computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Prior to upgrading, the Google Photos Screensaver (included in the Picasa install) worked fine. However, following the upgrade, the ...
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How to share family pictures using Google Photos, Drive and Picasa? [closed]

Google released a great app called Google Photos this year, which also enables you to store/backup your pictures using a dedicated folder in Google Drive. Nearly all pictures are family pictures, so ...
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How to ignore specific folders from Picasa

I shoot using my DSLR with RAW+JPG setting, which means all my pictures are duplicated into Picasa. I usually import everything and then move all the .CR2 files into a subfolder called RAW. How can I ...
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How to get Windows Photo Gallery?

I currently use Picasa for managing photos in my windows 7 pc. But, I would like to switch from Picasa to something else and I think Windows Photo Gallery would be a good option. The problem is it ...
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How to exclude a drive from an import source in Picasa

I have a PC with an external hard drive connected via USB. It has many pictures on it because it serves as a backup for the "My Pictures" folder of the main drive. This drive isn't "checked" as an ...
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Windows 8.1 photo downloading/importing Picasa has wrong dates

When downloading photos using Picasa, for some reason Picasa seems to choose random dates for the photos. We like to put photos in folders based on date, and they are just not right. There's nothing ...
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Set as People Album Thumbnail does not work in Picasa

Sometime Picasa shows random images as people album thumbnail. This case it is impossible to change. How to fix?
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How can I move Picasa3 from one OSX machine to another without burning disks?

I have all my pictures, captions, etc in Picasa3 on one OSX machine. I want to move everything to another OSX machine. How can I do that? I'm aware of the "backup" feature (Tools -> Back Up Pictures),...
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Some photos appear way too dark in Google Picasa but are fine in other apps

Some photographers photos are appearing as excessively dark in Picasa. No other photo viewing application is having this issue. I have tried turning off Color Management in the settings but it still ...
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How to Re-Index or Remove Old Google Drive Folders in Google Plus Photos/Picasa

I have ~10GB of photos on my Google Drive, which is sync'd across multiple computers with no issues whatsoever. I'm pretty organised and have things categorised and named relatively sanely. I've also ...
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How to change the background color of an image?

This is the front page of my project. As you can see there is an image and a label 'C-MARK CALCULATOR'. I want to make the white portion of the image to black, that is the background color of the ...
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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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Picasa: Seach by tags with multiple AND or OR

I have lots of pictures in Picasa and have spent quite some time tagging all of them. Now I'm desperately trying to find a way to be able to create quick overviews that match certain criteria (my tags,...
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How do I backup all the photos I have in Picasa 3 to Amazon S3?

I have thousands of photos that I would like to push to Amazon S3. Picasa has them all indexed, but they are spread all over my computer and a USB drive. How do I backup all the photos I have in ...
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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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How to remove Picasa originals?

I noticed that Picasa (desktop app) take a copy of current photo when you start modifying it. What is the correct procedure to delete these "originals" once I have finished my editing? Should I delete ...
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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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Name suggestions stopped working in Picasa 3.9

Today, I've upgraded to Picasa 3.9 and name suggestions stopped working as before. When I was adding person to a photo, there was a list of suggested names ordered by highest probability. The same ...
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Why does Picasa fail to detect new photos imported from camera in new folders?

Recently Picasa on Windows 7 has started not detecting photos that are imported from our camera (a Canon S3IS). When I look in Picasa's folder monitoring options, the folders are there - marked "Scan ...
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Find pictures with several people together?

Is it possible to find pictures where several people are together?
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Picasa doesn't display any new picture

Usually, any new picture that's imported to my computer is added automatically to Picasa. Since a few days ago, any new picture imported to my computer doesn't appear anywhere in Picasa. I have tried ...
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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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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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Google Photos Screensaver stopped working on Windows 8

I have been running Google Photos Screensaver on Windows 8 without any trouble for the past month or so. In the past few days the screensaver failed to come on. Whatever I was working on was still ...
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How can I tell if my Picasa "legacy storage plan" is going to auto renew or not?

Around 11 months ago I paid Google (via Google Wallet) $5 for a year of 20GByte photo hosting on Picasa (or maybe I mean "Picasa Web"; I don't actually use the Picasa app). I can't remember if there ...
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Picasa 3 - All 88 'people' folders are empty - can I restore the files?

My wife uses Picasa 3 on her laptop, and has a problem. She has no idea how it happened but somehow the left hand panel in the Picasa 3 window shows "People (88)" but listed below it are the 88 names ...
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Picasa has re-edited all my photos randomly

I use Picasa to manage my photos. I recently switched from a Windows machine to a Mac, so I used an external hard drive to transfer my photos from the old computer to the new. Everything was fine at ...
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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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Can Picasa export directly to a chosen folder instead of subfolder?

When I attempt to export pictures in Picasa, it forces me to always export to a subfolder of my chosen folder. Example: Export Picture > Choose C:\picasaexports\ In the export window, it shows (by ...
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Picasa "sync to web" folders losing sync when they are moved

I've been using the Picasa "sync to web" feature but recently noticed that several folders, with a lot of synced photos and videos inside them, lost their synced status as soon as I moved them to ...
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How to sync photos between the desktop and Picasa Web / Google Plus?

I'm looking for some tool that can allow automatic bi-directional syncing between Picasa Web / Google Plus and a desktop photos folder. The use case is of alternating between managing photos locally ...
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Removing unwanted tags from picasa

Before Picasa added its face finding feature I had tagged a lot of photos with names of people. Now I want to remove all these tags is there any easy way to view all teh tags currently in use by ...
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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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Troubleshooting a photo that will view but not save

I kept getting a general error while uploading photos to a photo book website. So I tried another service and this time I got a specific error ("IMP error") on one of the pics. If I try to open ...
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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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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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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 delete ...
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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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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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Bulk upload RAW pictures with Picasa

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 ...
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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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Shift the time in EXIF photo data

I need to shift the time data in a large number of photos, like adding 3 days and 3 hours to all of them. Is there any free tool that does this? Can any free image editors (like IrfanView) perform ...
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Search for multiple keywords in Picasa

I keep pictures of pools in Picasa. Each picture has the basic info in its file name. How can I search for pictures having ANY of several keywords? E.g. I'd like to find pools that are round OR ...
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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 did Picasa remember which pictures I starred?

I starred some pictures on an external drive. Then I reformatted my hard drive and installed a new OS. I installed Picasa and it started searching all my drives. I was surprised when it remembered ...
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