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Contents

  1. 1 Picasa vs. Picasa Web Albums vs. Google+
    1. 1.1 What is the difference between Picasa and Picasa Web Albums and Google+?
  2. 2 Picasa 
    1. 2.1 Does Picasa store photos? No.
    2. 2.2 If you've been told to rebuild your Picasa database
    3. 2.3 Folders vs. Albums vs. Web Albums
    4. 2.4 Face Recognition
      1. 2.4.1 Is face tag data stored in the photo itself?
      2. 2.4.2 How do I turn off face recognition and get rid of the Unnamed people file?
      3. 2.4.3 If my face tag data is not stored in the photo itself, where is my face tag data stored?
      4. 2.4.4 How do I transfer my face tags from one computer to another?
    5. 2.5 How can I recover my photos that were lost during an import?
    6. 2.6 How do I resize photos?
    7. 2.7 How does Picasa's search work?
    8. 2.8 Why am I seeing the same photo multiple times in Picasa?
    9. 2.9 How do I fix the "duplicate bug" in Picasa?
    10. 2.10 How do I use Picasa's Duplicates Report to eliminate duplicate photos?
    11. 2.11 Does Picasa automatically back up my photos?
    12. 2.12 How do backups work in Picasa and what's a "Backup Set"?
    13. 2.13 How do I move my photos to a new computer?
    14. 2.14 I just bought an external hard drive.  How do I move my photos to it?
    15. 2.15 I moved my photos and all my "blue book" albums are gone
    16. 2.16 Can I use a NAS to share a single, common set of photo among multiple computers using Picasa?
    17. 2.17 Why don't my photos stay in "my" specified order and how can I get them to stay in "my" order?
    18. 2.18 How do I resize to 72 DPI?
    19. 2.19 How do I download pictures from Gmail to my computer so that Picasa will display them?
    20. 2.20 Emailing Photos vs. Picasa Web Albums
    21. 2.21 Picasa and raw sensor data (RAW)
    22. 2.22 How does Picasa handle edits?
    23. 2.23 How do I change the language?
    24. 2.24 Why do I see every cached image when viewing an attached email image?
    25. 2.25 What is the size of Picasa's database?
    26. 2.26 I can't e-mail photos any more with Picasa... Why?
  3. 3 How To Use Picasa
    1. 3.1 Some Suggestions On How Organize Photos Using Picasa
  4. 4 Troubleshooting
    1. 4.1 Picasa crashes after Picasa starts
    2. 4.2 Why doesn't Picasa see my photos?
    3. 4.3 Why does Picasa insist that I do not have an internet connection when I obviously have one?
    4. 4.4 Error Message: CblockFile::openBlock err=11, thumbs_0.db
    5. 4.5 Editing Tools are suddenly gone. How to find them again
    6. 4.6 Error message: HttpSendRequestExfailed
  5. 5 Picasa Web Albums
    1. 5.1 Google Profiles
    2. 5.2 Does Picasa Web Albums store photos?
    3. 5.3 How do I change my visibility options for "Anyone with the link" Web Albums?
    4. 5.4 How do I transfer my Picasa Web Albums from one Google Account to another?
    5. 5.5 Why do I receive a 500 error when I send share invites from my Picasa Web Albums?
    6. 5.6 Can I hinder people from downloading my photos?
    7. 5.7 Why can't I upload more than 5 photos at once?
    8. 5.8 How to remove photos from Google Search

Picasa vs. Picasa Web Albums vs. Google+

What is the difference between Picasa and Picasa Web Albums and Google+?

Moved here: What is the difference between Picasa and Picasa Web Albums and Google+?


Picasa 

Does Picasa store photos? No.

Moved here: Does Picasa store photo's? -> NO!

If you've been told to rebuild your Picasa database

Moved here: How to rebuild the Picasa database


Folders vs. Albums vs. Web Albums

Moved here: Folders vs. Albums vs. Webalbums


Face Recognition

Is face tag data stored in the photo itself?

Moved here: Where does picasa store facetags

How do I turn off face recognition and get rid of the Unnamed people file?

Moved here: How to turn off face recognition

If my face tag data is not stored in the photo itself, where is my face tag data stored?


How do I transfer my face tags from one computer to another?


How can I recover my photos that were lost during an import?

Moved here: How to try to recover photos that were deleted,...

How do I resize photos?

Moved here: How to resize photos using Picasa?

How does Picasa's search work?

Why am I seeing the same photo multiple times in Picasa?

Moved here: Why am I seeing the same photo multiple times in Picasa?

How do I fix the "duplicate bug" in Picasa?

How do I use Picasa's Duplicates Report to eliminate duplicate photos?

Moved here: How to Eliminate Duplicates

Does Picasa automatically back up my photos?

Moved here: How to use the backup feature in picasa?

How do backups work in Picasa and what's a "Backup Set"?

How do I move my photos to a new computer?

Moved here: How to move my pictures to a new computer

I just bought an external hard drive.  How do I move my photos to it?

Moved here: How to move pictures to an external harddisk

I moved my photos and all my "blue book" albums are gone

In Picasa 3.9, this problem should not happen any more.  Now, the information about blue-book album definitions is in the .picasa.ini files rather than in separate .pal files.

Can I use a NAS to share a single, common set of photo among multiple computers using Picasa?

Moved here: Can I put my pictures on a shared location and access them from multiple computers using Picasa?

Why don't my photos stay in "my" specified order and how can I get them to stay in "my" order?

Picasa 3.9 version has the option to "Add numbers to file names to preserve order" when exporting. If you've put a bunch of photos in a folder or album into some particular order, you select that folder or album, click Picasa's "Export" button, and put a check mark in the "Add numbers to file names to preserve order" option.  

The exported folder will have new copies of the photos. The names of those exported copies of the photos will have numbers added as a prefix to the file names. That will make the photos in that export folder sort correctly, by name, in YOUR order!

So, if you could export copies of your photos into a new folder to get names that sort in "your" order.  And then burn that folder of photos to a Gift CD or copy that folder of photos to a thumbdrive...

How do I resize to 72 DPI?

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How do I download pictures from Gmail to my computer so that Picasa will display them?

Moved here: How to show pictures received in gmail in Picasa?

Emailing Photos vs. Picasa Web Albums

Moved here: Emailing photos versus uploading them to picasaweb...

Picasa and raw sensor data (RAW)

Moved here: RAW support

How does Picasa handle edits?

Moved here: Editing photos in picasa

How do I change the language?

Moved here: How to change the language in ???

Why do I see every cached image when viewing an attached email image?

Moved here: Photoviewer shows photo's I don't recognise after downloading a picture?

What is the size of Picasa's database?

Moved here: What is the size of the picasa database?

I can't e-mail photos any more with Picasa... Why?

Moved here: Emailing pictures from picasa using my preferred email client doesn't work anymore :-(



How To Use Picasa

Some Suggestions On How Organize Photos Using Picasa

Moved here: Some suggestions how to organize your photos...

Troubleshooting

Picasa crashes after Picasa starts

Moved here: Why does picasa crash during/right after startup?

Why doesn't Picasa see my photos?

Please read through the Missing Photos Troubleshooting checklist: 

Why does Picasa insist that I do not have an internet connection when I obviously have one?

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Error Message: CblockFile::openBlock err=11, thumbs_0.db

Moved here: Error Message: CblockFile::openBlock err=11, thumbs_0.db


Editing Tools are suddenly gone. How to find them again

Moved here: The editing buttons are gone, how to find them?

Error message: HttpSendRequestExfailed

Moved here: Error message: HttpSendRequestExfailed


Picasa Web Albums

Google Profiles

Moved here: What is my google profile?

Does Picasa Web Albums store photos?

Moved here: Does picasa webalbum store photos?

How do I change my visibility options for "Anyone with the link" Web Albums?

Moved here: How to change visibility of "Anyone with link" albums 

How do I transfer my Picasa Web Albums from one Google Account to another?

Moved here: How to transfer my photos to my new account 

Why do I receive a 500 error when I send share invites from my Picasa Web Albums?

Moved here: Why do I receive a 500 error when I send share invites from my Picasa Web Albums?

Can I hinder people from downloading my photos?

Moved here: Can I hinder people from downloading my photos?

Why can't I upload more than 5 photos at once?

Browsers like Safari, Firefox and Chrome have a limited/basic uploader that allows no more than 5 photos to be uploaded at once. An enhanced uploader is only available for Internet Explorer and it uses ActiveX.

However - the best way to upload photos to your web albums (and keep the edits in sync!) is using the Picasa Software for your computer! If you're using the browser to upload, you're missing the best part. :-)

How to remove photos from Google Search

Moved here: How to remove images from "google search"