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Picasa Replaced By Google Photos

Sad to say, Picasa is going away!

Google  has decided to retire Picasa.  When they came out with Google Photos, they feel it is smarter and a better way to upload and share your photos. Combining mobile and desktop.

Picasa has been a well-known photo organizer and editor.  Google Photos has more success with it's newer storage and sharing.

Picasa Web Albums

For those who use Picasa, the easiest way to access your photos is to log into Google Photos. All of your photos and videos will be there.

For those who do not wish to use Google Photos, they will be creating a new place to access your Picasa Web albums.  You can still view, download or delete your Picasa Web albums, you will not be able to create, organize or edit albums.  This type of editing can be done with Google Photos.

None of this is happening today—if you have a Picasa Web Album you can keep using it as normal. They will start rolling out these changes on May 1, 2016.

They will not be supporting Picasa Desktop Application.  It will continue to work, however there will be no more updates.

Google Photos

They are focusing  their efforts on Google Photos, an online photo management system.
It can sync photos across your many devices, such as computer, laptop, tablets and phones.
I know many people are no happy about these changes.

It seems everytime we turn around, more things are going to the cloud.

I think Google Photos is a decent idea, but it isn't as sufficient as Picasa.
Google Photos  also doesn't have the editing features that Picasa had.  It has three editing tools plus 14 filters.  It also doesn't have watermarking.

You might want to consider other photo editing programs.



LUNAPIC also offer other editing choices.

and   don't forget PICMONKEY

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  1. oh gee. I have been using Picasa for years, so I hope I can learn a new system. ha! Thank you for letting us know about this...and have a great weekend! sheila

  2. Thanks for the 411 Linda. You're the best!! :)

  3. Linda, thank you for this message. I have used Picasa for as long as I've been blogging. I need to figure out how to reorganize my photos. Any suggestions?

  4. I am so glad you did this post. I just found out alittle yesterday about it and you have explain it so well. Thank you.

  5. Thanks for keeping us updated Linda! Picmonkey is the one I use.

  6. Linda, I have another question for you. Will photos posted in years past remain on our blogs or will they disappear?

  7. Thanks so much, Linda! Very helpful that you did this most. I am still disappointed they are taking Picasa away.
    I could upload all the watermarked and edited pics done in Picasa directly to Blogger. Now, it will take more time.

  8. Hello dearest Linda! I had come earlier this morning but had difficulty leaving a message! Oh the changes that are constantly happening on the technology scene...you seem to have a great handle on all the changes! Thank you so much for coming to visit and comment on my post. It was a grand, but simple day but every day for us is simple but grand.

    ENJOY the weekend!!!

  9. I know I have pics stored in Picasa but it was so long ago I'm not even sure what's in there, lol. Thanks for the heads up, Linda, and love these other options! Pretty soon we'll be banking with Google, driving Google cars and Google houses, lol. A great post, WW. xoox

  10. NOOOOO!!!!!! I love Picasa! I can't believe they are taking it away! Thanks for the heads up.

  11. I am sorry for all those that were so used to using Picasa. I have been using PicMonkey and I am not much at techy stuff but this is a very easy program to use. Thanks for all the info here. xo Diana

  12. Thank you so much for this information. I had no idea that there would be changes.

  13. Dear Linda, I've also been using Picasa for years(as long as I've been blogging). I've tried some other programs, but loved it so stuck with it. I'm concerned about Google Photos and not having the availability to edit. Ugh! Thanks for keeping us up to date and letting us know ahead of time. Hope you have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Noreen

  14. Thank you for this Linda..I am bookmarking so I can read again and again til I get it. lol all these changes has made it so unfun for me to blog..maybe I am just an old dog...
    Love, Mona

  15. I use PicMonkey and love it, once you play with it you'll see it's a pretty easy system to use for blogging pics! #HomeMattersParty


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