Picasa Web Albums - Seth Russell

I now have too many digital pictures and it takes me too long to find the ones i am looking for.  Consequntly i have downloded Picasa and am trying it out.  It allows me to tag photos rather than sort them into folders.  The local search is then super fast.  You also get an online photo album ... here is mine.

The Web Albums suck (see comments below), but the local picture organizer is superior to what you get with your Nikon camera.  Too bad their web album is not more similar to flickr.

Tags

  1. photos
  2. organization
  3. picasa
  4. dog shit
  5. springbrook
  6. my photos
  7. my picasa

Comments


Seth says
M 2007-06-21 10:37:30 7704
As far as stills go I just use my !Quick Screen Capture software & away we go - I have my copy. I can even get stills from YouTube movies & most others while they are playing. I don't know what these people are trying to do. My own album software is ThumbsPlus which has a nifty editor in it so that I can adjust size & coloration to make things clearer; far superior to Google's Picasa2.
For screen prints i just hit the PrintScreen key ... then past into my image editor.   I needed Picasa for organizing my pictures for ease of retrieval on my local hard drive ... as such it it is working fine (so far) and it prolly pretty similar to your ThumbsPlus.  The PictureProject software that came with my Nikon did not have tagging and i was not able to find picures easily ... that becomes a serious problem when you are taking upwards of 20 pictures a day.  For image editing i know my PhotoStyler like the back of my hand and don't want to switch.  Picasa lets me jump a picture into the editor with one keystroke ... for example here is some dog shit that i slipped on under I405 walking along the Springbrook trail (references available upon request).

Seth says
seth 2007-06-21 09:46:20 7704
Picasa albums suck ... they serve the images such as to cause a download ... case in point.  Now why do they do that?  They must want people to point directly to the album ... fine ... but what if sombody wants to embed a picture in another web page.  I mean it's our album ... our pictures ... why give away free space and then make it useless ... doesn't make sense to me.  This is just sombodies confused manipulation of the web. 

They do give you HTML which will display the image, but if you try to view the actual image in your browser, it will attempt to download ... try this.  So this is something intentional that they are doing at the server.  Why again?  Well you might think it allows people to kind of protect their images from download ... not ... me thinks it is just confusion. 

Seth says
M 2007-06-21 11:34:59 7704
WoW! that's so clear I can almost smell it!

Are you sure you don't want a zoom?  ... i have lots more pixels of that shit that have not as yet been published.  

Here is another view of Springbrook which is not much of a brook, yet it is the only visible feed for what the Black River ended up being after they let out Lake Washington into Lake Union.  Now it just sits there ... it's not even flowing. I'll need to come back after a heavy rain and see what happens to it. 

The good news is that Renton hasn't flooded since they lowered the lake ... the bad news of course is the dissapearance of this beautiful river.  Progress is wonderful and sad.

Seth says
M 2007-06-21 14:22:59 7704
Pictures with the dog shit on your bare feet would be nice !
Woopse ... missed that one.  Isn't it strang how you always miss the best picture ops.

Seth says
omg this may or may not suck ... just something more to adapt to ... is there no end to this?

source: Picasa Web Albums Are Almost Dead, Now Redirecting Photo Owners To Google+, Too

The company ended support for its Picasa Web Albums Uploader for Mac and its iPhoto plugin in spring 2012, and Linux support has ended as well. Desktop software programs still work if you already have them installed, however, and the Picasa homepage still points you to software downloads.

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Seth says


unfortunately now these albums are all Error 404’s null

maybe see About: use the google album archive - picasa and picasa web albums help for a solution.

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