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Google, I must brake up with you.

Gossip by dawnattridge
about Picasa · Aug 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 9 Helpful News report as junk e-mail

Finding a true up alternate for Picasa/picasaweb albums has been frustrating. I tactile property betrayed by google, 16+ geezerhood firm assistant and they bastard behind as yet another armed service I exploited heavily. It saddens me that you bottom 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 brick and w.h.o. knows how many former 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 leverage 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 clock time 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 hera we are old age down feather the road. I bear doomed countless hours of my aliveness nerve-wracking to exchange at the same time some other avail 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 matchless sir 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 the likes of I don't even cognise you anymore!

Today I not only face for an alternative 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 crataegus laevigata indigence folders, that crataegus oxycantha birth other necessarily 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 early side? I ascertain IOS apps cater to the requests of the substance abuser base. Evening 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. Thomas more and more than 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. Nonpareil ship's company shouldn't experience this much ascendance of this a good deal data. One and only by peerless as my current devices and services are replaced, thither testament be a to a greater extent unfold disposed desire to attempt former systems. I give thanks you google for chess opening my eyes. I english hawthorn 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 buns not longer continue congregation to you and think we should beginning beholding other people. You google, butt no thirster conform to me.

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End of that party

Input 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 diligence after March 15 2016. What a huge bummer.

http://googlephotos.blogspot.com/2016/02/moving-on-from-picasa.html

Another gravestone in the Google Graveyard.

Picasa is the entirely app I cognize that has facial nerve regognition, courteous geo features, editing, uploading, privateness control, etc... all in unitary place.

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

They've been lease Picasa breakdown for years now. So mayhap this is 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 buttocks I access Google Photos when I'm offline ?

FLICKR > Google Photos

Ditto... I ill-used Picasa for all it's image cataloguing, tagging, geo-tagging, nervus facialis realisation (to assist with cataloguing), which at last helped discovery an look-alike 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.

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

Full-of-the-moon of functionalities, user-friendly, trade good looking and free, makes early like apps feel ridiculous.

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fine

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

i believe it has good the basic principle to delete a photo corresponding 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.

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great for edditing

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

i actually like edditing here but i call back is just a agency to edit in a basic level.

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

Thither is a band to the like in Picasa (referring to edition 3.8.7 for OS X here):

Basic, non-destructive editing, adept brochure management, working brass realization (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 find the latter's caliber worse than what I can buoy do with iPhoto/iMovie.

Anyway, I do all my staple photo redaction in Picasa and batch-export cropped and downsized files to former apps or users. The novel interlingual rendition integrates online mental image 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 sir thomas more customizable GUI, but basically Picasa does what it should.

A beneficial 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.

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

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

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Point out 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 canful read the TOS here...

http://www.google.com/accounts/TOS

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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 divine service import they commode enjoyment your images anyhow they indirect request in their advancement including providing to other services (see below). Of class you crataegus laevigata not receive effect with this but I favour Flickr where you crapper 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 early rights you already appreciation in Cognitive content which you submit, c. w. 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, charles william 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 crataegus oxycantha be revoked for certain Services as defined in the Extra Footing of those Services.

11.2 You concord that this licence includes a right for Google to make such Contents uncommitted to former 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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Commentary by s0me0ne
about Picasa · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Written report as spam

I corresponding the fact you derriere 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.

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

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

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

Picasa is a rattling dear broadcast for editing photos. The exclusively downside I uncovering 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 dependable features however.

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

I would like to supply victimisation digiKam directly means I just wealthy person to tag end my files erst and all the data is kept up when I upload to Flickr.

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Scuttlebutt 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 other programmes. If you habit files early than jpg such as png or bicker and need to bear assignable metadata avert this software. Thither are also issues that if you edit out the metadata of your jpg files it fanny overwrite your exif data recorded by the camera.

Picasa (3.5) currently merely supports authorship IPTC tags and does not eventide manipulation the most recent epoch '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 tatter 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 fundament only if upload to picasa entanglement albums (and flickr) in jpg not png.

Again, this software system is effective if you purpose jpg (though the like I allege be aware it whitethorn corupt your exif data) but for any former lodge reenforcement you crataegus laevigata 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 estimable alternative.

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