Which is the best replacement of Google Picasa?

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photographyfan121
photographyfan121 New Member • Posts: 1
Which is the best replacement of Google Picasa?

Hi,

I am looking for alternatives of Google Picasa, please suggest free alternatives to Picasa.

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balvinder New Member • Posts: 6
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Sorry to hear it is not working for you.
I am using Picasa 3.9 (without Google+) and it pretty much works like the "old" Picasa, with more functions.
It looks like your Picasa database (where Google collects all kinds of data) may be corrupt. Rebuilding the gatabase may help.

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balvinder wrote:

Sorry to hear it is not working for you.

I think you're assuming, as the OP never said it 'wasn't working' for him.  The issue is that it may well stop working at some point in the future due to it's now dead-end status as a product.

johnroyal New Member • Posts: 18
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As part of the transition to Google’s new photo and sharing service, Google Photos, launched this May, users of Google’s older Picasa desktop software are now being prompted to upgrade to Google Photos Backup for saving their images to Google’s cloud storage. The change could signal the beginning of a plan to migrate Picasa users over to the newer Google Photos web service.

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johnroyal wrote:

As part of the transition to Google’s new photo and sharing service, Google Photos, launched this May, users of Google’s older Picasa desktop software are now being prompted to upgrade to Google Photos Backup for saving their images to Google’s cloud storage. The change could signal the beginning of a plan to migrate Picasa users over to the newer Google Photos web service.

Google Photos is the same thing and you don't need an application to run it. Just upload your photos and create an album. The sharing, editing, etc. is all the same. They are just getting away from a separate application. However, there is an app you can install on your desktop that automatically uploads everything to Google Photos.

All your Picasa albums will still be on Google Photos when Picasa is eliminated.

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The same thing, really? The same non-destructive RAW image processing, the facial recognition, the auto locate and cataloging of images?
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Clear Blue Sky Contributing Member • Posts: 572
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For me up-loading terrabytes of images to Google Photos is never going to happen even though I have fibre broadband connection. I use Picasa for face recognition and geotagging, nothing else. Are there any recommended desktop apps that will do that?

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PVCdroid wrote:

johnroyal wrote:

As part of the transition to Google’s new photo and sharing service, Google Photos, launched this May, users of Google’s older Picasa desktop software are now being prompted to upgrade to Google Photos Backup for saving their images to Google’s cloud storage. The change could signal the beginning of a plan to migrate Picasa users over to the newer Google Photos web service.

Google Photos is the same thing and you don't need an application to run it. Just upload your photos and create an album. The sharing, editing, etc. is all the same. They are just getting away from a separate application. However, there is an app you can install on your desktop that automatically uploads everything to Google Photos.

All your Picasa albums will still be on Google Photos when Picasa is eliminated.

Google Photos is a fine place to store photos to share with people and share albums. Great.

But that is far from what Picasa is.

Where is the non-destructive editing?

Where is the simple photo tagging?

Where is the album organizing?

These are the reasons I use Picasa on my desktop, and Google Photos has nothing to offer for this.

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tammons Veteran Member • Posts: 6,227
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photographyfan121 wrote:

Hi,

I am looking for alternatives of Google Picasa, please suggest free alternatives to Picasa.

Fast Stone Image Viewer

KKJohn
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tammons wrote:

photographyfan121 wrote:

Hi,

I am looking for alternatives of Google Picasa, please suggest free alternatives to Picasa.

Fast Stone Image Viewer

Fast Stone Image Viewer is only for Windows. What about for the Mac?

I'm really disappointed they are cancelling Picasa as I use it for my everyday cataloguing into albums and quick processing, and even the occasional playing around with the fun filters Picasa has. The Mac doesn't have anything that compares, as iphoto is as useless as t...on a bull (slightly biased here). Tho I have an iMac which I like, I go out of my way to NOT use Apple software if I can help it.

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tammons wrote:

photographyfan121 wrote:

Hi,

I am looking for alternatives of Google Picasa, please suggest free alternatives to Picasa.

Fast Stone Image Viewer

Plus one.

Brilliant viewer but not cataloging sadly

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KKJohn wrote:

I'm really disappointed they are cancelling Picasa as I use it for my everyday cataloguing into albums and quick processing, and even the occasional playing around with the fun filters Picasa has. The Mac doesn't have anything that compares, as iphoto is as useless as t...on a bull (slightly biased here). Tho I have an iMac which I like, I go out of my way to NOT use Apple software if I can help it.

Photos is the replacement for iPhoto and it's good.

ACDSee has a version for the Mac.  Don't know how good it is but it seems to be in active development for the past year.

I used Aperture and while it was great I migrated to Lightroom.  Pay the Adobe Tax and get that and PS for $150 a year.

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Clear Blue Sky wrote:

For me up-loading terrabytes of images to Google Photos is never going to happen even though I have fibre broadband connection. I use Picasa for face recognition and geotagging, nothing else. Are there any recommended desktop apps that will do that?

Adobe Lightroom.

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They have not cancelled it.  They are just not going to upgrade it.  You can use the existing version for as long as it runs on your computer.

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Alim Bey New Member • Posts: 3
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Hi,

There are many alternatives available for Google Picasa. These applications are based according to latest trend. Some of them you can try are:

Flickr, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Xn View MP, shotwell and many more. You can easily search features of all these apps on internet. Choose the one which best suits you.

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Alim Bey wrote:

Hi,

There are many alternatives available for Google Picasa. These applications are based according to latest trend. Some of them you can try are:

Flickr, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Xn View MP, shotwell and many more. You can easily search features of all these apps on internet. Choose the one which best suits you.

I've tried all of these, except shotwell as I don't use Ubuntu, and always come back to Picasa for everyday all around usefulness. Photoshop I can't afford and it isn't useful as a catologue, Lightroom I do use for B&W, but not for quick and easy editing and general cataloguing. Flickr I find too complicated and when I lost my password, just couldn't seem to get back on. I was hoping for Xn view, but there are just too many little things, particularly editing, that Picasa does better.

So I'm afraid, IMHO, there may indeed be many alternatives, but there just isn't an all around better product than Picasa, tho indeed it is not perfect either. Why doesn't Google realize that they have a great product, and with just a little effort could make it a top of the line app. I would even be willing to pay for an upgrade that even pros (I am just an enthusiastic amateur retired photographer) would find useful.

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itguy08 wrote:

KKJohn wrote:

I'm really disappointed they are cancelling Picasa as I use it for my everyday cataloguing into albums and quick processing, and even the occasional playing around with the fun filters Picasa has. The Mac doesn't have anything that compares, as iphoto is as useless as t...on a bull (slightly biased here). Tho I have an iMac which I like, I go out of my way to NOT use Apple software if I can help it.

Photos is the replacement for iPhoto and it's good.

ACDSee has a version for the Mac. Don't know how good it is but it seems to be in active development for the past year.

I used Aperture and while it was great I migrated to Lightroom. Pay the Adobe Tax and get that and PS for $150 a year.

For the Mac I would recommend Lyn which can be purchased through the Apple App store.

There is a small charge for the program but it is well worth it.

As for ACDSee Pro Mac, I have stopped using it a while back due to far too many issues.

Until ACDSee stands behind it and supports the program it is always going to an issue. Just check out their forums board under Mac and you will see many frustrated users. As for the program itself, it is not bad, but does not have all the bells and whistles the PC version incorporates. The Mac version was just too frustrating to use anymore for me. I now use Corel's ASP2 program and Pixelmator.  If and when ACDSee better supports the Mac version I may or may not return to using it.

Best of luck...

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