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Picasa picture captions to new computer
July 3, 2015
2:56 pm
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Iris Scott
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I have read through many questions and answers on a similar subject but have not found a workable answer to my problem.  How do I get the photo captions to transfer to my new computer.  I have 174 gig of photos on a Windows 7 PC.  I have transfered these photos to the same folders on a new Windows 8.1 PC.  I also backed them up on a removeable backup drive.  I have installed Picasa 3.9.139 on the new computer and had it scan the folders where my photos are located.  It found the photos and they are in the files where they should be.  However the captions, on which I have spent hundreds of hours, are not with them.   I backed up Picasa from the old computer also onto the removeable drive.  When I click on PicasaRestore.exe on the removeable drive and select the files to restore, it says no files found. 

FrownWhat do I do now?

July 3, 2015
6:01 pm
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Captions are stored with the .jpg files themselves, so, if you have the picture, you should have the caption. Using Picasa to view your files, turn on caption view with:

  • View->Thumbnail caption->Caption

Not sure about the PicasaRestore.exe. Are you on a windows computere?

July 4, 2015
10:30 am
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Iris Scott
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Thank you !!!  I have spent several days backing up, transfering, and all because I didn’t know that I had to click caption.  Captions have always been there so I guess that must have been clicked on my old computer and I never noticed it so didn’t realize I had to click it on the new one when I installed Picasa there.  At least we now have 4 backup copies of all my photos !!!

BTW, is there anything else that I need to click on the new one, that was probably clicked already on an old one.

See you in Madison. 

July 6, 2015
1:47 pm
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One other option I recommend clicking is to store face tags with the photo.

Tools->Options->Name Tags->Store name tags in photos

And, be sure you know the difference between Flat View and Tree View.  Here’s a video:

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