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Q: When I‘m sent a picture in an email I open it in the Picasa photo viewer (which is my default viewer) and click on “edit in Picasa”. Now I do my edits and click “return to library” however the photo is nowhere to be found. I figured out that in order to save the photo in Picasa after editing, while still in the viewer I right click on the edited photo and up comes the option to save it to an album but not to a folder. I’m using the flat folder view at this point, also Picasa 3.9. Am I missing something? Occasionally I see a “temp” folder but not always. Huh?
A: Picasa Photo Viewer is a nice piece of software, but this is exactly why I recommend people not use it – because it is confusing. It is viewing the picture attached to your email. That picture doesn’t exist on any folder in your My Pictures area, it is simply in a TEMP folder. Because of how the Viewer works, it can let you see and edit that picture using Picasa, but when you’re done, it still doesn’t exist in any folder that Picasa is viewing so it seemingly ‘disappears.’
Before editing a photo received via email, you need to save that picture to your computer in some folder within your My Pictures. Here’s the video on that: Receiving a Photo Attached to Email