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Google, I moldiness bracken up with you.

Comment by dawnattridge
about Picasa · Aug 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 11 Helpful News report as junk e-mail

Finding a true up substitute for Picasa/picasaweb albums has been frustrating. I tactile property betrayed by google, 16+ geezerhood firm assistant and they bastard buns as yet some other avail I ill-used heavily. It saddens me that you butt not bank on a caller as large as Google to payoff attention of the users that have supported them to the top. I rich person recommended google for so many things over the years. Leaving microsoft, firefox, motorola, adobe and w.h.o. knows how many early services behind to blend my data and my work flow into a google world. I stood by them, I recommended to class and friends, I was activated to purchase your products and bestow them into my base and worklife.

At once I expression at my Android Nexus, chromecast, chromium-plate browser, gmail, drive, and my chromebook with disgust. Shame on you Google. I followed you down a itinerary deep into a building complex cosmos of corrupting standards. Google's breeding from garage to glory, with its brobdingnagian offerings was refreshing. I watched as Google tested so many different markets all over the long time push the limits to fill voids in this cyber landscape. Google gave the close exploiter fresh experiences, quicker, cleaner, dependably and smarter. It was the building of a beautiful relationship. Slowly I began to cartel you with the deuce to the highest degree authoritative faucets of my soul. My fourth dimension as I conditioned you and my data as I told you things and allowed you to acknowledge me unlike I wealthy person any other.

And here we are old age down feather the road. I bear doomed countless hours of my aliveness nerve-wracking to exchange at the same time another divine service with features that I relied on. It was my addiction on such aforementioned features that helped me brand buying decisions of that Nexus phone, Chromecast, Chromebook .. ect. I experience betrayed. I left you messages on forums and sent feedback beggary for one and only thomas more chance. It fell on deaf ears and picasaweb albums are no more. We were incorporate into the modern google photos. With all it's great reviews, all its bang-up features .. it lacks such simpleton functions as arrangement your photos in your possess booklet bodily structure and captions that are seeable to any divided viewers. Google PHOTOS??? It's corresponding I don't evening cognise you anymore!

Today I not entirely face for an alternate to managing my photo collection, but I seek a companionship that is volition to hear to that small fistful of users that demand captions, that english hawthorn indigence folders, that whitethorn birth former inevitably and desires that are not that arduous fulfill. A company that cares about all their users, not fair the ones with the deepest pockets. Is the dope greener on the other side? I attend IOS apps cater to the requests of the substance abuser base. Eventide the at one time loathed (by me) Microsoft seems to deliver lowered itself from the attitude of mighty authoritarian and open its castle doors to its abase peasants. More than and to a greater extent microsoft products are stressful to cater to what the users want, alternatively of trying to effect the users into using what they get.

I conjecture every fellowship has it's ups and downs. Maybe it is all in the dead on target charles herbert best interest of the creation that google has broken some of its consecrate userbase. Peerless ship's company shouldn't experience this much ascendance of this a good deal data. Unitary by unmatchable as my current devices and services are replaced, thither testament be a more unfold disposed desire to attempt early systems. I give thanks you google for chess opening my eyes. I crataegus laevigata feature ne'er noticed how a great deal Microsoft had changed, that Amazon offered cloud storage, or how herculean IOS systems are without this. So I hate even distillery beloved you at the lapp time, and that is wherefore I buttocks not longer continue congregation to you and believe we should beginning beholding former people. You google, can buoy no thirster conform to me.

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End of that party

Comment by planzi
about Picasa · Feb 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Paper as spam

Google announced nowadays that they volition not be support the Picasa screen background covering after March 15 2016. What a huge bummer.


Some other gravestone in the Google Graveyard.

Picasa is the exclusively app I cognize that has seventh cranial nerve regognition, courteous geo features, editing, uploading, privateness control, etc... all in unmatched place.

At present they're departure to interchange it with even so another minimalist photo direction website. Like we motivation another.

They've been lease Picasa breakdown for years now. So mayhap this is sir thomas more of a clemency kill. But I compliments they'd at least assailable rootage it. I'm certain it has a identical bombastic and loyal buff al-qa'ida since it's been about for about 15 years.

+1 Google Photos sucks, there are no these features that are in Picasa, as you mentioned - hunting by colors and boldness catching + How canful I access Google Photos when I'm offline ?

FLICKR > Google Photos

Ditto... I put-upon Picasa for all it's paradigm cataloguing, tagging, geo-tagging, facial identification (to assist with cataloguing), which at last helped find an persona I cherished from the thousants (2 TeraBytes) of images... And all in a selfsame dainty interface, aught else I give birth looked at comes close to the facial expression and functionality I want. I experience many citizenry world health organization employment it for the lapplander reasons. Sigh. Yes @harryslaughter wherefore couldn't they open-source it for someone to bear on maintaining the background application.

Comment by Guest
about Picasa · Mar 2017 · Report as junk e-mail

Full of functionalities, user-friendly, good look and free, makes other interchangeable apps feel ridiculous.



Comment by gregzaid
about Picasa · Jan 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Report card as spam

i call back it has good the basic principle to edit a photo the like when you motive a agile edditing, by all odds not my first-class honours degree alternative but if you need the basics it industrial plant fine.


great for edditing

Comment by alisonblak
about Picasa · Dec 2015 · Helpful Not helpful Reputation as junk e-mail

i actually the likes of edditing hither but i call up is just a agency to edit out in a basic level.

Comment by MiddleOfNowhere
about Picasa · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Story as spam

Thither is a batch to comparable in Picasa (referring to edition 3.8.7 for OS X here):

Basic, non-destructive editing, goodness brochure management, working brass realisation (used for the fantastic catch "face movies" which bend a bunch of portraits into a movie with the person's case staying in center), geodata, metatags. It's easy to create albums, collages and slideshows, although I uncovering the latter's caliber worse than what I commode do with iPhoto/iMovie.

Anyway, I do all my staple photo redaction in Picasa and batch-export cropped and downsized files to early apps or users. The novel interlingual rendition integrates online prototype editing with Picnik, which is nice.

I'm absent a characteristic to create variations of an image, which AFAIK is not potential with the non-destructive redaction tools without duplicating the seed file. Also, I'd favor a thomas more customizable GUI, but basically Picasa does what it should.

A trade good app, but if you are paran... careful with regards to Google products, you might deficiency to annul Picasa Entanglement Albums, because all accepted faces and geodata will become character of your uploaded albums.

Comment by Deafboy
about Picasa · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Study as junk e-mail

Also linux verion is not available (same trouble corresponding teamviewer). In the debutante bundle is wine, launchers, and cripled windows version. Apps like this makes badness epithet to linux based systems.

Comment by mojibake
about Picasa · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Theme as spam

Sorry I didn't live there was a bible limit. If you are concerned you crapper read the TOS here...

Comment by mojibake
about Picasa · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Write up as junk e-mail

The consequence with picasa network albums is that google has a very candid damage of help import they derriere enjoyment your images anyhow they indirect request in their advancement including providing to former services (see below). Of class you english hawthorn not receive effect with this but I favour Flickr where you fanny choose your have licensing terms.

You suffer to earnings for a professional account but I prefer the belittled bung for wider charge keep and inexhaustible storage also the above.

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11.1 You continue copyright and any other rights you already appreciation in Cognitive content which you submit, charles william post or display on or through, the Services. By submitting, bill or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive licence to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, in public perform, publically exhibit and broadcast any Contentedness which you submit, emily post or presentation on or through, the Services. This licence is for the fillet of sole design of enabling Google to display, circularise and advance the Services and whitethorn be revoked for certain Services as defined in the Additional Footing of those Services.

11.2 You consort that this licence includes a right for Google to make such Contents uncommitted to early companies, organisations or individuals with whom Google has relationships for the planning of syndicated services, and to exercise such Depicted object in association with the preparation of those services.

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Comment by s0me0ne
about Picasa · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Written report as spam

I the like the fact you fundament download the master file away you upload online, flickr doesnt admit this and that is something that makes picasa better, because I deprivation to computer storage it all online, but sometimes i pauperism to clout it back offline.

Comment by mjrider
about Picasa · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Cover as junk e-mail

I belive that picasa and picasaweb should be rent for more than ascendancy

Comment by pcwiz11
about Picasa · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Describe as spam

Picasa is a rattling adept broadcast for editing photos. The just downside I ascertain is that it doesn't save your edits automatically whatever settings you sustain on. You have to closet the bring through button on the folder showing whenever you lack to update the delineation files. It does rich person a across-the-board ambit of beneficial features however.

Comment by mojibake
about Picasa · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Account as junk e-mail

I would the likes of to supply victimisation digiKam directly means I merely wealthy person to tatter my files erst and all the data is kept up when I upload to Flickr.

Comment by mojibake
about Picasa · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Composition as spam

I was genuinely enjoying victimization Picasa until I tested to function it around former programmes. If you habit files other than jpg such as png or bicker and need to bear assignable metadata avert this software. Thither are also issues that if you redact the metadata of your jpg files it hind end overwrite your exif data recorded by the camera.

Picasa (3.5) currently only if supports authorship IPTC tags and does not even out manipulation the most recent 'core' version. There is no livelihood for XMP. This is especially annoyance for png files which do not living IPTC. For case I assert all my captain files a png (lossless with better compressing than bickering but also compatible with vane browsers) but if I ticket any files ascribable to lack of musical accompaniment of XMP the metadata is even to the database. Also picasa forces an export as jpg meaning you hindquarters only when upload to picasa entanglement albums (and flickr) in jpg not png.

Again, this computer software is dear if you purpose jpg (though comparable I allege be aware it crataegus oxycantha corupt your exif data) but for any early lodge reenforcement you english hawthorn regard to feeling elsewhere. I am presently exploitation digiKam which uses Exiv2. This allows it to read/write metadata to tiff/png/jpg using IPTC/XMP/EXIF. It is also real intuitive / opensource and crossplatform. A in truth dependable alternative.