No matter what i do, uploading from the google website results in smaller images. G is BS, slow, uselessly complicated, and lacks that sharing option that was so great.

Fortunately, I don't have G , so no redirection for me. What is the best alternative to Picasa with export plugin to Lightroom and not being a social network? Now my pictures are in i Photo with Photo Stream galleries.

When Google updated Picasa’s desktop app on December 10th of last year, it also released a statement confirming that “Google is the new home for your photos.” Of the updates to the desktop app last year, two of them promoted Google integration with Picasa, encouraging users to tag photos with Google contacts and share to Google circles.

Diehards who want to keep using Picasa Web Albums can access the old site by using the URL The site will add a cookie to your browser so future attempts to access Picasa Web Albums will be redirected.

Google last updated the software in December of last year.

Meanwhile, third-party developers are still updating popular Picasa-hosting Android applications like Perfect Tool for Picasa.

Desktop application As of March 15, 2016, we will no longer be supporting the Picasa desktop application.

For those who have already downloaded this—or choose to do so before this date—it will continue to work as it does today, but we will not be developing it further, and there will be no future updates.

So I summed up all you need to know about moving to google photos in this post, I hope this helps. have come across a problem with Picasa and I have been unable to get any response about it from the company.

In a nutshell, when I upload pix files to a web album using Picasa 3.9, it checks the ARTIST section of the EXIF file and if it is blank, it inserts PICASA as the artist. Now picasa appears in 2 sections of the exif (ARTIST & SOFTWARE)file with no mention of the real owner, me!

Now that Picasa is close to dead it's time to move to google photos.