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Name Tags and Web Albums
June 28, 2014
1:41 pm

I have not been able to transfer name tags and face definitions to a web album from my Picasa 3.9 albums. I currently have 40K photos with face recognition and names associated with those faces, and I have 622 people in my People album. So, I would rather use Google Web Albums at this point rather than starting over with Flickr.

I have only uploaded a few photos to test the name tagging. Once the photos have uploaded to the web album, I get the “Click to Name” prompt on the faces, and the custom faces are lost.

Does anyone have any idea what I’m doing wrong?

June 28, 2014
2:21 pm
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Well … name tags can get complicated. I don’t use them much online – and I don’t know about Flickr at all, but I do know that there are several places in Picasa where you need to check the box to both ‘save name tag with photo’ and to ‘include nametags with photo uploads.’

First, you need to read this article I wrote on 

Picasa Tip: Keep your People Named by Checking this Box


That article explains a change to Picasa a little while back that allows the people info to be saved right with the .jpg file. This is great – but you have to turn the feature on. It’s off by default. Then you have to make it retroactive.

So, the checkboxes you need to check are:

  1. Tools->Options->Nametags: Store Name Tags in Photo (on Macintosh you’ll find it on Picasa->Preferences->Name Tags
  2. Tools->Options->Google+ Photos->Name Tags: Include with Photo Uploads.

If both of those are checked, then any photo that you identify and upload will include the name tag on Google+ Photos.

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