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Google photos vs Web Albums
September 18, 2015
5:40 pm
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Barb Resnick
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Since Google Photos came on the scene, I did not notice any difference in creating a Web Album.   I have done 5 or 6 in the past week.  Yesterday someone in our photo club  asked me about Picasa’s web storage and I told him I would send him an invitation to one of my albums so he could see what it looked like.  Then if he was interested, I would show him how to create these albums.

Was I in for a susrprise!!!!!!Surprised

Opening Picasa, I was all signed in as I knew I should be.  I clicked Web Albums on the Picasa menu.  What I got was Google Photos and I could not find how to access an already created album to resend it to this club member.

Now I am a bit worried.Cry

So I looked on the Geeks forum for some information but did not find just what I wanted.  OK.  Google to the rescue.

Was I in for another surprise!!!!!!Surprised

I googled Picasa Web albums and clicked the link that looked most promising.    http://www.picasaweb.google.com

And what came up were all my old albums – about 50 of them from the past 5 or 6 years!!!!!  How did this happen?

Why did my albums appear on this web site? 

(Google is giving us quite a ride with  so many big changes.  GMail, too.)

September 19, 2015
2:03 pm
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MrsGeek
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Yes, Google is definitely giving us a ride! I’m actually enjoying it!

One thing I think they have done very well is to maintain all our pictures and albums that we have uploaded over the years whether we were using Picasa Web albums, Google+ Photos, or Google Photos. Think of it like one room with 3 doors. Whenever we have uploaded photos to our Google Account, it goes in that one room. All 3 doors to that room are still there –

  1. Picasa web albums: https://picasaweb.google.com/l…..redirect=1
  2. Google+ Photos: https://plus.google.com/photos/+ChrisGuld/albums  (substitute your username for chrisguld)
  3. Google Photos: https://photos.google.com/

All three doors depend on you being logged in to your google account.

You also need to know where to find albums in Google Photos. Click the 3-line menu, choose Collections. There’s a dropdown arrow next to Collections to get to Albums.

Here’s a brand new video I made about Google Photos Albums: 

September 23, 2015
10:22 pm
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Carol Vyrostek
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Thanks, Chris.  I’ll check them out.  I’m way behind on the tutorials.  Been fooling around with Blogger, more later on that.

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