Picasa 3: Fail

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So I thought last night I'd give Picasa another go.  I'd previously downloaded Picasa 2 and hated it, but hoped 3 might be better.

Not so much.

The primary reason for using it would be not only managing my ridiculous number of photos (approaching 100k), but geotagging and sharing holiday photos.  

Well the first road block is a total lack of ability to create subfolders.  There's a deal-breaker right there.  Doing holidays in a flat-file structure like that would be utterly ridiculous.  It's pretty clunky as a management interface for photos, I didn't find it all that user-friendly.  Altho the geotagging worked quite nicely with Google Earth.

The amount of online storage for a free account is also pretty small - only a gigabyte.  The Europe photos that I wanted to upload are 140mb.  So that's 14% gone on one trip.  

So I think I'll be sticking with conspiracy for now (2gb used there :) ).  
(For anyone that's interested, I did find a good comparison of Picasa web folders vs Flickr)


Missy said:

I've never tried Picasa. Based on your review, I probably won't like it, but I guess I should try it someday...but it won't be anytime soon, I can tell!

August 11, 2009 1:57 AM


Kazza the Blank One said:

If they added sub-folder functionality I'd probably use it.

August 11, 2009 8:04 AM


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