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Picasa in Windows 10
November 26, 2019
7:34 pm
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Hal Geiogue
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Hi Chris and Jim,

I am a recent subscriber to your web site. I found you when I was trying to get back to Picasa. I have used Picasa for many years with over a thousand photos in folders. This Spring when I had to convert from Windows 7 to Windows 10, I found out, to my surprise, that Microsoft no longer supports Picasa and I was not able to install it and all my photos transferred  into Microsoft Photos. I have struggled with Micro Photos and was searching for something better when I found you.

When I read that you had rescued an install for Picasa, I was delighted. Thank you!

So now I have joined you, installed Picasa and per your advice, also installed Google Photos on my desk top and iPhone/iPad. Given this, I have a few mop-up questions which I hope you can help me with:

  • The main question is how do I get my recent 2019 photos from my iPhone or Google Photos to Picasa since they are no longer connected via the internet? All my photos through 2018 made it to the new Picasa installation and Google Photos, but I have dozens of 2019 photos that are on my phone and went to Google Photos that I would like to include into new 2019 Picasa folders. How do I do this? Does this question make sense?
  • As a convert to Google Photos + Picasa, what, if anything, do I do with Microsoft Photo (on my desk top) and Apple Photos (on my phone)? Should I delete them (how?) or do they continue as some sort of parallel programs? And finally,
  • When I set up the Google Photos for backup, I used my Comcast email address on my desk top backup and my Gmail address on my iPhone backup so now I get a message on one when I use the other! I guess I should have put them on the same email system (Gmail?). If so, how do I switch them both to the same system?

In conclusion, I am most happy to be out of “lost Picasa” purgatory. My next goal is to get my 2019 and future photos to Picasa, catch up with some of your videos and buy your Google Photos book.

Best,

Hal Geiogue

November 29, 2019
12:27 pm
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Hal,

Welcome to Geeks on Tour! just fyi – as a member, you have access to the .pdf version of Mrs. Geek’s Guide to Google Photos. The only reason you would need to buy it is if you want a real, printed book. Now to your questions:

The main question is how do I get my recent 2019 photos from my iPhone or Google Photos to Picasa

The most direct way is to download photos from Google Photos online to your computer. Make sure to download them to a folder on your computer that Picasa is watching … e.g. C:\Users\Chris\Pictures. Here’s a video of how I do it: 574.GP-Download from Google Photos to Computer

As a convert to Google Photos + Picasa, what, if anything, do I do with Microsoft Photo (on my desk top) and Apple Photos (on my phone)? Should I delete them (how?) or do they continue as some sort of parallel programs?

You can’t delete Apple Photos, or Windows Photos and, yes, they will continue on as “parallel programs.” Your photos are only on the device (phone or PC) once, but you can use either program to view them. I say, just don’t use them. Here’s a video about the iPhone apps: 466.GP-Apple vs Google Photos 

When I set up the Google Photos for backup, I used my Comcast email address on my desk top backup and my Gmail address on my iPhone backup so now I get a message on one when I use the other! I guess I should have put them on the same email system (Gmail?). If so, how do I switch them both to the same system?

Oh – YES – so important to use just one account for your photos. I would recommend using the Gmail account because that’s clearly a google account. See chapter one in the Mrs. Geek’s Guide to Google Photos. And, notice on page 18 there are instructions for copying pictures from one account to another. You also might want to watch this video: 569.GP-Google Account for Google Photos

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