Google finally shutters its aging Picasa photo platform


  • Aaron

    Not the first time I’ve seen grammar mistakes in the articles… does anybody actually edit or proof the articles before publishing? “…which actually hasn’t been update in nearly five years…”.

    • TheMelonOfWater

      Boo hoo. I didn’t notice any mistakes. Humans make mistakes. It’s normal.

  • David Saputra

    But the desktop software is so good for organising my thousands of photos. Face recognition also helps in organising and, later on, searching for photos. Search, image editing, collage, geo-taggging.. it’s one of the most useful software I’ve ever used (in all categories). Anyone knows what can do what Picasa can on the desktop?

    • Acitta

      Digicam on Linux.

    • David Saputra

      I’m on Windows

    • Acitta

      My condolences.

    • Oberei Sw

      Chances are, there are much more options available for you then. Just gotta look for them. 🙂

    • I believe DigiKam is available for Windows (but I’ve only used it on Linux).

      The problem with DigiKam is it’s too professional. I just want something that will let me go back and find photos of my kids and filter them down a bit (like summer photos, hockey photos, etc).

      So I’m looking for something with albums/sub-albums, categories, tags, face/people tags, locations, and dates. Maybe some basic photo editing like cropping, auto-adjusting, etc. But I don’t need to process photos or raw-images or anything.

    • Lt_Dan

      I’m in the same boat. I’ve been using the desktop app for years to organize everything. I’m sure it will still work to use locally, but it will be interesting to see if they phase out the sync feature to google photos after a while.