Picasa - Photo Organizing Tool from Google

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    dotnetalien Guest

    dotnetalien, Dec 18, 2006
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    Mark² Guest

    I agree that it has some "cool fun features" but unless someone knows of a
    way to view image collections by normal folder organization rather than what
    seems to be a by-date-shot-ONLY sorting option...it would drive me crazy.
    Mark², Dec 18, 2006
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    zeeotter Guest

    Hmmm. It has a fakey feel to it, with all the syntax / grammar errors, eg.:
    "But it does more than jus organising your photo"
    "Edit and save photos with simple mouse click."
    "Isn't cool?"

    Doesn't look right to me.

    zeeotter, Dec 18, 2006
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    Paul Arthur Guest

    I haven't actually used it, but if you look at
    http://picasa.google.com/features/index.html it appears that the photos
    are organised by folder.
    Paul Arthur, Dec 18, 2006
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    Paul Arthur Guest

    Get Picasa from picasa.google.com, not a secondary source. Remember:
    malware bad.
    Paul Arthur, Dec 18, 2006
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    Jer Guest

    That kinda what I thought, but the site referenced in the OP is
    registered to Google according to ANIC. <shrug>
    Jer, Dec 18, 2006
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    RichA Guest

    Note to shills; Always use words like "cool" and "fun" and salutations
    "Hi All" and "Cheers!" to SELL your slimy product.
    RichA, Dec 18, 2006
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    -=Rob Guest

    Paul Arthur schreef:

    The newest version can als organize your pictures in an explorer-view.
    So the same as your folders on your H.D.
    So now there is NO excuse to use Picasa.

    AND : from within Picasa you can easily export your pictures to a
    webpage with your Gmail-account ; 250 Mb free space
    There you can create several Albums (Private or Public) and from those
    Albums you can send an (very nice !) email to your friends and invite
    them to visit your album(s)

    Come and see : http://picasaweb.google.nl/rc.weekhout/Macro02

    -=Rob, Dec 18, 2006
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    Bill Guest

    You need to look further than just the domain name.

    The domain name is the last word before the suffix
    (whatever.domain.suffix). Anything prior to the domain is merely a
    page or site name within the domain and may not have anything to do
    with the owner of the domain beyond hosting.

    The "googlepages.com" domain is a webpage creation site owned by
    Google, however, anyone can create a page on their site, just like a
    Yahoo site, and put viruses, trojans, or whatever they want in apps
    for people to download. The site should not to be trusted since it is
    in no way affiliated with Google, even if any software on the site is
    legit because these sites often use referrals and ads, and along with
    free hits from people who visit their site after spamming newsgroups,
    they make ad money and should be shunned for that reason.

    Picasa has its own website created by Google personnel and there is no
    reason to get it anywhere else:

    Bill, Dec 18, 2006
  10. The OP's page lived on Googlepage.com - which is a site set up by
    Google so that anyone without HTML-skills (or spelling skills) can
    have their "own" webpage. Google don't control content on those

    However, there was no malware involved, just somebody trying to make
    a fistful of dollars through Google's AdSense referral program.
    Gisle Hannemyr, Dec 18, 2006
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    Jer Guest

    Well, there ya go, I didn't know Google offered a personal hosting site,
    but the registration data didn't seem to ring any bells here. Thanks.
    Jer, Dec 18, 2006
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    Jer Guest

    Oh, dat is soooo nasty. Tanks fudda woid.
    Jer, Dec 18, 2006
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    Helen Guest

    Excellent. I wasn't looking for an excuse not to use it anyway.
    Helen, Dec 18, 2006
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    Mark² Guest

    Picasa is complete free, so there is nothing to sell.
    Mark², Dec 19, 2006
  15. There are ads to sell - and that was indeed what the OP posted
    here to sell.
    Gisle Hannemyr, Dec 19, 2006
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    Domain names can be quite confusing. For instance: www.siye.co.uk
    appears to be a site in the United Kingdom, but a lookup on it, and find
    it is served from Houston, Tx. Sigh.
    Ron Hunter, Dec 19, 2006
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    Jer Guest

    That's weird, I trace that Webair network segment to Jericho, NY.
    Jer, Dec 19, 2006
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    -=Rob Guest

    Ron Hunter schreef:

    Is this all about "Picasa - Photo Organizing Tool from Google" :(

    -=Rob, Dec 19, 2006
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    Seems they have moved since the last time I checked. Probably a good
    idea as the Houston server was terribly slow. The trace I got this
    morning indicated it went to the UK now, which may explain why the site
    can't be reached sometimes. The point is that strange things can happen
    with the text of a server which doesn't always indicate where the server
    is, but where the site owner is. Often the actual server depends on
    load factors, or the whim of the site owner.
    Ron Hunter, Dec 20, 2006
  20. FWIW, I I rejected it for my own use for laregly the same reason.
    Others too, to be sure - like the fact that edits were not made to the
    file unless you specifically "exported" them, and the non-standard feel
    to the UI on Windows (scroll bars in particular). After reading "The
    DAM Book", by Peter Krogh, I've had a complete change of perspective on
    the value of using folders to organize photos, and the value of having
    on-destructive edits. Unless they've made some pretty major upgrades to
    Picase in this latest version, I think I'd *still* reject it, but it
    would be for other reasons this time (mostly relating to RAW processing,
    IPTC, and batch processing).

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