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#1 LouiseTopp

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 12:47 PM

I use Google Picassa and I hear it's being replaced. How do I upgrade, or does it do it itself?

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 12:54 PM

Please do a web search, with the search engine of your choosing, on "Picasa phased out" and you'll have the answers to your questions, many times over.


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Posted 02 March 2016 - 12:56 PM

Google wants you to migrate to Google Photos but Google Photos cannot do what Picassa does.

 

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 02:03 PM

My suggestion would be just to make sure you have a copy of the installer exe file for picasa saved on your harddrive and on removable media. This acts as a backup so if in future picasa is no longer available for download you can still use the old installer exe file to install it on other machines, or reinstall it on your machine if you ever have to reinstall windows and lose all your programs in the process. This will work as long as the installer exe file is an offline one which contains all the necessary things within it, this method will not work for installers which simply act to download the rest of the files needed for installation when you open them. By this method you should be able to keep on using picasa (assuming it is something you use offline on your computer rather than an online service) long after it is discontinued.
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Posted 02 March 2016 - 03:18 PM

No support for Picassa + no more updates means uninstall Picassa from the two machines here which had it.  Picassa seemed to be a picture viewer with a few fancy features.  Sure there must be other picture viewers.  Even Windows comes with at least one, and there are/were other free ones  (like maybe XnView?).



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Posted 03 March 2016 - 11:12 AM

If I transfere to the new one, will my pictures be on it?  I'm a bit unsure.



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Posted 07 March 2016 - 05:21 PM

http://www.ghacks.net/2016/02/12/google-will-retire-picasa-on-may-1-2016/
http://www.ghacks.net/2016/02/14/want-to-keep-running-picasa-you-can/






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