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Texting. And Snapseed
September 28, 2020
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Phyllis Seeman
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I seem to have lost snapseed and the ability to text on photo.  Has it been removed?

September 29, 2020
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Snapseed it still available thru Google Photos.

If you have an Android phone, it’s on the edit menu. 

  • Open the photo, tap the edit button
  • tap the 9-dot grid at the right 
  • you’ll see snapseed there

If you have an iPhone, you swipe up on the photo and “Open in Snapseed” should be one of the options under the photo. However, there is a glitch on the iPhone right now that makes the “Open in Snapseed” option disappear after you use it once. But, if you force quit the app and open it back up, the “Open in Snapseed” option will reappear.

September 29, 2020
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MrsGeek said
Snapseed it still available thru Google Photos.

If you have an Android phone, it’s on the edit menu. 

    • Open the photo, tap the edit button
    • tap the 9-dot grid at the right 
    • you’ll see snapseed there

If you have an iPhone, you swipe up on the photo and “Open in Snapseed” should be one of the options under the photo. However, there is a glitch on the iPhone right now that makes the “Open in Snapseed” option disappear after you use it once. But, if you force quit the app and open it back up, the “Open in Snapseed” option will reappear.

  

Thank you.  Picassa was so much easier for writing on photos.  Encourage them to fix this.  I’m doing hundreds of photos.

September 30, 2020
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Picasa was definitely better at adding text. I have two comments

  1. if you are using an Android device, the Google Photos app can add text without going to Snapseed. Open a photo, click the Edit button then the squiggly icon second from the right. That’s the Markup button. Here’s a video: 610.GP-Text on Photo
  2. If you normally take photos with a camera and copy to computer before uploading to Google Photos, you could still use Picasa for adding the text before uploading to Google Photos.

If you want more info on this, let me know.

September 30, 2020
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Wow what a thought.  I was actually thinking of getting a cheap android tablet but I like your idea.  I’m digitizing hundreds of photos and making google photo books.  I’m using my mini ipad or iphone to take the photo.  It automatically goes into google photos.  I would have to download Picassa as I no longer have it on my newest computer.  But then I don’t remember how to get my photos into Picassa and then out of Picassa into Google photos after I add the text.  And wouldn’t that cause too many doubles on Google..  the photos without the text and then again with the text.  I’d like to know before I start doing hundreds of slides.  Oye!!!  Thank you.

September 30, 2020
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A possible workflow:

  1. “digitize” the photo by taking a picture of it with iPhone, iPad
  2. Have Google Photos Backup and sync turned off on that iPhone, iPad so the photos do not get uploaded
  3. Transfer photos from iPhone/iPad to computer. I would use either Dropbox or OneDrive for this, but you could also attach device to computer with a cable and import from device straight to computer
  4. Use Picasa to add text – we have the installation file for Picasa available for members – as long as it is a Windows computer. Picasa no longer works on Mac.
  5. Make sure to Save the files after adding text in Picasa, then you can upload those to Google Photos
  6. Delete the same photos from the mobile device to avoid duplicates when you turn Backup and Sync back on

Basically I’m suggesting Phone->Computer->Google Photos  rather than Phone->Google Photos This is how I used to do it before Google Photos came along – here’s a video:  
278.SM-Dropbox Camera Uploads to get Pictures from Phones and Tablets to Computer and Picasa

How does that sound?

September 30, 2020
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I will try it and let you know.  THANKS!!!!

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