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Transferring pictures
January 9, 2014
7:13 pm
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2 things
1 how do I change my profile and more important,

2.. picasa is on my HP and on my new I max. I put in 2 cds of photos in the I made in the early 2000′s on my HP—– a couple of days ago, I hoped that I could put the photos on my I max so I could move 20 of my granddaughter to my Jump Stick for her birthday— here is what happened: all the photos are listed individually, 4,000+(like this a photos of me in 2003, next photo is listed just below, etc with headings such as: ZgVef30 + followed by about 20 letters and numbers).) of then not in a group as picasa does on my HP==help me to figure out what is going on, please–shall I dump all the photos in picasa on the I max and do something differently?

January 9, 2014
7:23 pm
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#1: how to change profile.

I assume you’re referring to your profile here on GeeksOnTour.TV forum?  If you’re reading this post, you’re in the right place.  Just scroll up and you’ll see both the Login/Logout button and right next to it is the Profile button.  Make sure you’re logged in, then click the Profile button.  Then, on the left, you’ll see a button for Edit Profile.


#2 I’m at a loss to figure out what you’re looking at that has headings like ZgVef30 + followed by about 20 letters and numbers)  That doesn’t sound like pictures.  Maybe an encrypted backup of pictures or something.

You write about an “I max”  I am assuming you mean an iMac.  Is that right?  If so, the way to get the pictures from your HP to the iMac is simply to make a copy of all the .jpg files on a USB drive, then plug the USB drive into the Mac and drag them to the Mac’s pictures folder.

If this doesn’t help at all … I would get the 20 pictures of your granddaughter from the HP and use the Export command to your “Jump Stick”

January 11, 2014
6:36 pm
alford dyson jr

since we have both a HP and a iMac, I think the thing to do is put my picasas in to  my iMac trash, then do as you suggest when moving pictures from my HP to my I photo.


do you think that would be OK?



January 12, 2014
10:12 am
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Hey Alan!  Good to ‘see’ you here in the forum!

First … I gotta ask, why do you have the iMac?  I mean – having pictures on two computers gets to be a real mess.  Are you going to stop using the HP and only use the iMac?  Do you really want another learning curve at this point?  If you work well with the HP, I say it’s not broke, so don’t fix it!

But … to answer the question – the way to get pictures on to a Mac is to copy and paste.  Picasa’s backup is a windows program, it will not restore to a Mac.  Whatever pictures you have on your Mac now – they’re not working, so, yes – I would trash them and start over. On your HP, copy all the pictures you want and paste to a USB drive, then plug the USB drive into the Mac, copy all the pictures and paste into the Mac’s Picture folder … using Finder.  Or, if you can see the USB drive contents and the Picture folder on the screen at the same time … just drag from one to the other – that’s the same as copy and paste.  I personally feel more in control with the copy/paste procedure and recommend it.

oooohhh … I just re-read your message and noticed your reference to iPhoto.  It was NOT my intention to tell you to use iPhoto.  Picasa works just fine on the Mac and it works with the pictures in the Mac’s Picture folder.  iPhoto works differently in that it stores all your pictures inside its own structure.  That’s OK, it’s just different from Picasa.  If you’re accustomed to Picasa, I see no reason to learn a whole new program like iPhoto.

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