Picasa web albums

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mstecker
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Jun 10, 2013

How do I upload a photo from my computer to Picasa web album and NOT Goole+.  I installed Picasa 3 and after it disorganized my photos, tried to upload one of them to the Picasa web album, but could not find the SHARE button they asked me to click on.  I do see a green Share on Google+ button at the bottom of the screen, but none to export to the web album.  I do not want to place the photo on Google+, only the public Picasa site.

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In reply to mstecker, Jun 10, 2013

Recent awful changes on google are a total PITA - also on gmail.  Really awful in fact.  Gave up trying to make a new album and used pbase instead.  I agree your views on picasa.

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In reply to mstecker, Jun 10, 2013

I have Picasa 3 and if you right click on a photo a drop down menu should list " upload to Picasa web album".  I don't use the web site personally but I have used Picasa for years with no problems.

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In reply to Zone8, Jun 11, 2013

Zone8 wrote:

Recent awful changes on google are a total PITA - also on gmail. Really awful in fact. Gave up trying to make a new album and used pbase instead. I agree your views on picasa.

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Thanks Zone8,
I guess Picasa has deteriorated.  I will probably use FLICKR instead.  They have much higher resolution images than in the past and it is quite easy to upload photos.

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I have Picasa 3.9.  Click on Tools, click on upload, and then click upload to Picasa Web Albums.  You can, if you choose, include an email message and share or simply upload.  You should go to Tools, Options first and click on Web Albums to set the size of the images and any Watermark.

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mstecker wrote:

How do I upload a photo from my computer to Picasa web album and NOT Goole+. I installed Picasa 3 and after it disorganized my photos, tried to upload one of them to the Picasa web album, but could not find the SHARE button they asked me to click on. I do see a green Share on Google+ button at the bottom of the screen, but none to export to the web album. I do not want to place the photo on Google+, only the public Picasa site.

I'm not sure but I think recently Picasa was discontinued by Google.  It was either replaced or merged in to the services provided by Google+.

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rio911 wrote:

mstecker wrote:

How do I upload a photo from my computer to Picasa web album and NOT Goole+. I installed Picasa 3 and after it disorganized my photos, tried to upload one of them to the Picasa web album, but could not find the SHARE button they asked me to click on. I do see a green Share on Google+ button at the bottom of the screen, but none to export to the web album. I do not want to place the photo on Google+, only the public Picasa site.

I'm not sure but I think recently Picasa was discontinued by Google. It was either replaced or merged in to the services provided by Google+.

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That was my impression too.  I vaguely recall when, last year, Google announced that it was beefing up up the quality of its photo capabilities across all products and was placing Picasa like capabilities on all products, that Google also said no further development of Picasa would occur.  I remember thinking at the time, "THAT will raise an uproar".  When the uproar didn't occur, I assumed no one cared, or fewer people than I thought use Picasa.

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In reply to Glen Barrington, Jun 11, 2013

Perhaps one should read the thread below, and wonder why one should ever want to commit their prize images to Picasa for editing anyway.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/38360022

I have to say I have never found a personal need for Picasa and have absolutely no difficulty uploading my images to PicasaWeb from the PC. However, I was entangled into the web of Google+ about a year ago, and seeing how it altered the visual appeal of my PicasaWeb albums, it took some time to get out of the Google+ nightmare and revert back my PicasaWeb as it used to be. For which I am indebted to the following link for the step by step procedure.

Removing Google+ is explained a few paragraphs down.

http://picasatutorials.com/2012/05/what-happened-to-picasa-web-albums/

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I find myself quite fine with Google+   It's a same upload location as Picasa Web Albums.    Both can still be accessed via respective interfaces.   The only difference is if you are on Google+, the upload button and box says so.    I can upload an album from Picasa (to G+), and then go to PWA and manage my just-uploaded album there.    Though frankly, I have not been to PWA for a long time.  G+ used to be limited (i.e. no Slideshow), but that's no longer the case.

There are still bugs, but they are being worked on.

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In reply to scorrpio, Jun 12, 2013

I only use picasa web to share photos with friends, and it was a pain doing even that in google+. I appreciate google's products but they need to separate their ambitions from their customer's actual needs, and those of mobile phone shooters from those of us who slave getting the exposure right - only to find that picasa/google plus automatically applies a magic enhancer...

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In reply to mstecker, Jun 12, 2013

I used to like Picasa web albums as it fairly simple and straight forward but now they have completely messed it all up and integrated it into Google+ which I hate and can't stand. It's all very confusing now. I guess I'll be using Flickr again more now.

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In reply to shuttershockwave, Jun 12, 2013

I'm not sure if Google Drive and Photo Uploads are or will be merged. Google Drive shows thumbnails of the RAW files I store there (from Sony NEX-7). Flickr doesn't store raw files as far as I remember.

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