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Transferring photos from google zip folder to Picasa
January 20, 2017
5:38 pm
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Christopher Shannon
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My older version of Picasa will not download albums from Google Photo so I have to download from Google in a zip file to the computer. How can I get folder/album into Picasa to edit for projects?

Also how do I get individual photos saved on my computer from e-mails etc to Picasa to organize and edit?

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Chris Shannon

I did buy your book, very helpful, Thank You

January 20, 2017
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hmmm – downloading the albums with Picasa is really the best way to go. What version of Picasa do you have? Mine is 3.9.141 build 259. If yours is less, you might try reinstalling with our members’ copy of the Picasa Installation file

For the zip files you’ve already downloaded, you can unzip them into a folder watched by Picasa and you will see them. If you’re not sure about “folders watched by PIcasa” watch this video. 233.Folder Manager

To get individual photos saved from emails etc. just save/download them to a folder watched by Picasa. See this video.

Hope the book helps, please ask more questions here!

January 20, 2017
10:06 pm
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Thank You. I do have the members copy of the latest version but am afraid to reinstall as I am not sure how to do that. I will watch a few of the training videos to see if I can figure it out. I am also having trouble ordering prints from the Picasa version I just loaded off the thumb drive.

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Chris

January 25, 2017
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As for installing the latest version – you can just open/run the installation and it will install over the old one. 

I believe that the Order Prints feature of Picasa is one of the casualties of Picasa being retired. I too have been unable to use the command and get it to work.

January 25, 2017
3:10 pm
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Oddly enough Shutterfly will accept the uploads but not Snapfish. I even changed my account e-mail to a gmail account to see if it made a difference. Any signs of Google photo having the ability to download pictures to a printing service? It is very frustrating having all of the edits done and saving in a Picasa folder that is not recognized in the computer picture folders. Can I transfer the Picasa folder to a newly named folder on the PC? Just trying to figure my way around this. I have 2 PC s in 2 locations along with 2 mobile devices, all with pictures needed, Google photo will work great once I figure it all out.

Thank You Again for your time

January 26, 2017
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Interesting! I just tried Shutterfly and it worked for me too. (From Picasa, File, Order Prints, Shutterfly – need a Shutterfly username and password).  Good to Know. Walmart did not work. Nor did Snapfish.

If all you’re looking for is prints, I have found one app called Printicular which will take photos from Google Photos and send to Walgreens for printing. We covered it in episode 97 of our ButtonShow. It is our app of the week – toward the end of the show.

Other than that, you can always download from Google Photos to your computer, then upload to the service of your choice. When you download from GP, you are getting the edited version. Picasa doesn’t come in to play at all in that scenario.

If you’re talking about photos edited in Picasa – then just be sure to save the edits before uploading to the service. See page 95 in the Google Photos book “What About Edits Done in Picasa?” if you need more info on that. Members have free access to the .pdf of the book here.

January 26, 2017
8:09 pm
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Thank You, I need more than photos. We put together photos books of clients projects and I have found Snapfish the easiest to use. What used to be a quick task has now become a new slow learning experience.

January 30, 2017
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If you’ve edited the photos using Picasa, that tells me that they are on your hard drive. Just be sure to save your edits, and the file on the hard drive will be the same as you are viewing with Picasa. You just need to know what folder they’re in so you can find them using Windows Files and Folders. Picasa can tell you the location on your hard drive by right-clicking the photo and choosing “Locate on Disk”

Then you can go to Snapfish.com and use their upload command rather than the Picasa command that isn’t working any more. 

Hope that helps.

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