Today I figured out how to move my Google Picasa photos and Albums to a new computer. Here’s a quick how-to with screenshots covering the simple process.
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Google provides a plethora of services that include a lot of your personal data. Here’s how to download virtually all of your data offline for backup. Open a web browser and go to Google Takeout. Then log into you Google account. After signing in, you’re brought to the Google Takeout page. To download everything from […]
Sometimes technology is too clever for its own good. Take Picasa, for example. When you email from Picasa, it automatically resizes the photo to reduce the file size. This is in your best interest, since full quality photos can be megabytes large and will either take forever to email or be blocked by your email […]
Picasa 3 is hardwired for sharing via social media, blogs and email. As such, it has a few handy features for batch resizing your photos into more web-friendly file sizes so you can easily email them or share them via dropbox. In this groovyPost, I’ll show you how to quickly and easily create resized versions […]
One of our groovyReaders asked a great question about Windows Live Photo Gallery: My library wants to “digitize” their old photos. A workshop says they should be in two different formats, TIFF and JPEG. They would need an identifier, such as :”Library photo 1, Library Photo 2,” etc., with a title and place for added […]
Last week, the Southeast U.S. saw possibly the most devastating storm of the year for the region. States including Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee were all hit by the worst of it. As a result support has been pouring in, and Google has even updated their imagery in Google Earth to reflect the damage. If you […]
It was just the other day that a friend of mine noticed all of his Picasa albums were set to public. We went in to try and make them private, but it turns out that each album had to be done individually. And, when you have 87 albums it makes it nothing short of a […]
Google Picasa recently changed their service to include free uploads for photos that are smaller than 800 pixels. Because of this, we’ve been looking at the different options to get our photos down to size. The result? When it comes to resizing batches of photos, nobody does it better or faster than ImageMagick, but the […]
On Friday Google officially announced new changes to their Picasa storage policy. These changes affect all users, regardless of if you have paid for extra storage or not. From now on, any photos that you have uploaded that “are 800 pixels or smaller and videos that are 15 minutes or less in length no longer […]
Another week, another set of groovy tech tutorials and news! We’ve talked about a lot, and below we’ll look at the “best of” our entire week. As usual, we’ve also included some techy tidbits of information that we didn’t get to talk about. Who Can You Trust? Facebook vs. Flickr vs. Picasa vs. Windows […]
Two years ago, MrGroove wrote about some privacy concerns he had about Google Picasa’s new name tags and facial recognition features and Facebook’s unethical practices around deleting your account vs. disabling it. Fast forward, and privacy issues revolving around Facebook and various photo sharing, facial recognition and photo tagging sites are front and center in […]
Busy day for Google Today. Along with Revision for Spreadsheets, Google released a slew of other updates to their services which I figured I’d spend a few minutes to cover.
Today I rebuilt my Windows 7 box and after I imported my Google Picasa database / library I realized none of my .MOV video files were showing up in any of my albums. Thinking it was an easy fix I went into the Option menu only to find the .MOV extension was greyed out. Has […]
Google just released an update for their Picasa client (not web client) one of my favorite apps, and this one has really got some groove to it! Welcome to Version 3.8, home of the Batch Album Upload feature, Picniks without the basket, and a new Metadata properties panel. But wait, theres more and it’s even groovier than […]