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Offline WEBellSystemChristian

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Picasa Gone?
« on: August 18, 2016, 03:10:02 PM »
I've tried viewing several members' Picasa albums, only to get a 404 error from Google. It turns out that Google retired Picasa entirely, and any existing albums are now non-existent.

Is there a way to view those albums in Google Photos, Picasa's successor?
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Re: Picasa Gone?
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2016, 03:56:43 PM »
I've tried viewing several members' Picasa albums, only to get a 404 error from Google. It turns out that Google retired Picasa entirely, and any existing albums are now non-existent.

Is there a way to view those albums in Google Photos, Picasa's successor?

From what I can tell, they're viewable only by the owner, who then has to create a Google Photos account to share them now. So send a PM to those members and ask them to create a Google Photos account and re-share their pictures and maybe they will? Here are some instructions that aren't from Google, so they may help them get it done. I've never been a fan of their instructions, from back when we had Gmail at work.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/how-to-transfer-photos-from-picasa-to-google-photos/2/

As far as trusting Google or Picasa with the only copy of my own pictures, not on your tintype, brother.  :)  Be sure and make a backup. Always have pictures in two places.
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Re: Picasa Gone?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2016, 04:16:18 PM »
All my photos are open for viewing. Here is the link:

https://goo.gl/photos/LrujhgjedM7ct9YRA

Let me know if you can see.
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Offline WEBellSystemChristian

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Re: Picasa Gone?
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2016, 05:42:32 PM »
All my photos are open for viewing. Here is the link:

https://goo.gl/photos/LrujhgjedM7ct9YRA

Let me know if you can see.
Yes, your pictures are viewable.

BTW, I see some promise in your Corvair (assuming the first 7 pictures are of your truck)! ;)
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Re: Picasa Gone?
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2016, 06:10:52 PM »
That was my truck. Unfortunately I was forced to sell it. I had finally finished the drivetrain rebuild, engine transmission & differential. I left it at a dealership after I quit and it was stolen. I could not afford to replace & rebuild another one so I sold the truck. Did you notice the Bell South markings? It broke my heart to get rid of it.
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Offline Dennis Markham

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Re: Picasa Gone?
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2016, 06:27:58 PM »
Thanks for this information.  I have several Picasa albums that I'd still like to be available to everyone.  I'll have to look into this.

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Re: Picasa Gone?
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2016, 12:25:13 PM »
That is EXACTLY why I advocate ON SIGHT PHOTO HOSTING. Can you imagine IF Photobucket goes under ? I would even help support any cost to host, I have no problem with a $5.00 yearly dues to belong to the forum, in fact I recommend it with or without the on site photo option.

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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Picasa Gone?
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2016, 09:30:10 PM »
Dennis, I had not realized the change until it was brought up here. I simply went to my Google photos page and made the albums available, that was it.
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