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May 1, 2023
Hi, I LOVED Picasa and it worked great. I had not used it from about 2014-2016 so apparently missed the urgent update notifications about going to Google photos. I don’t recall having any sort of sign in/password for Picasa since I was an early adopter. So it does not appear that my Picasa files were automatically transferred to Google Photos.
the photos were transferred to a new computer in 2015 and at the time Picasa worked fine on that apple desktop. Now the Picasa program will not even open on that computer but I can see some of the Picasa files. I do have an old desktop that would have most of the original Picasa photos on it. I can try to hook it up to a monitor and see if Picasa will open on the old desktop.
I am not sure where to even begin. Would love some advice on how to transfer my photos with all the Picasa organization into Google Photos?
Hello Heidi and welcome to Geeks on Tour!
A lot of us loved Picasa – but it was strictly for computers and the world has moved on to mobile devices. Hopefully you will come to love Google Photos also … or if you are completely in the Apple ecosystem (Mac, iPhone, iPad?), you may want to use their photo software and iCloud?
Anyway, if you ever saw your photos using Picasa on your current computer, then they are there. Photos never were “stored in” Picasa. Picasa was just software that viewed the photos that were on your computer. So, even if Picasa no longer works on your Mac, the photos (.jpg files) should still be there. Open up your Finder and look for a pictures folder – what do you see? If there is no pictures folder, then use the spotlight search (magnifying glass in upper right of computer screen) and search for .jpg.
These videos do not exactly speak to your points, but if you watch both of them you should have a better idea of where your photos are
- 358.PI-Moving from iPhoto to Picasa for Mac
- 357.PI-Transferring your Picture Library from Windows to Mac
We also did one of our “What Does This Button Do?” shows on the issues of migrating from Picasa to Google Photos.
Let me know how it goes.
May 1, 2023
I will work on this later this week and will let you know. Are the photos stored with the Picasa organization somehow? unfortunately, when my data was transferred from one computer onto my Mac, the dates for all the photos were changed to the date of the transfer, not the original date of photos. thanks!