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.
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 Options menu only to find the .mov extension was greyed out. Has this happened to you? Of course, but I have a simple fix.
Update: Picasa is no longer a service. Google is moving to Google Photos. Here is what the company says:
We’ve decided to retire Picasa in order to focus on a single photo service in Google Photos – a new, smarter photo app that works seamlessly across mobile and the web.
Step 1 – Download and Install iTunes or Quicktime
No real magic here. Just head over to http://www.apple.com/itunes/, and you should be able to grab a copy. If your not an iTunes (iPhone/iPod etc..) user, don’t install iTunes. Just grab a copy of Quicktime here: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/. Once downloaded, install the app. you downloaded.
Note: If you already have Apple Quicktime or iTunes installed, skip to Step 2
Step 2 – Configure Picasa to Display .MOV files open Picasa, Click Tools, Options
Click the File Type Tab, Check the Box Quicktime Movies (.MOV), click OK
That’s all there is to it. Your .mov files should now start appearing in your Picasa Albums. Depending on the number, it could take anywhere from a few seconds to hours to get them all populated.