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Post by: np on February 28, 2013, 08:17 AM
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Title: Re: Can't Post Pic from my computer
Post by: thief on February 28, 2013, 10:08 AM
If i remember correctly the attached pictures get deleted after 90 days?   Steve would have to verify this....but that is why I do use online storage so that the pictures are not missing from posts in the future.


Title: Re: Can't Post Pic from my computer
Post by: thief on February 28, 2013, 10:53 AM
where did you find the folder of pictures that you have attached???


Title: Re: Can't Post Pic from my computer
Post by: RobB on March 14, 2013, 07:29 PM
If you all ready have a Google account, it's really easy to set up a Picasa account. If you post your pictures there, it's easy to just paste a link into your post.


Title: Re: Can't Post Pic from my computer
Post by: mikenchico on March 15, 2013, 08:07 AM
Google has transitioned Picassa to Google Plus, if you have a Google Plus account your picassa photo's have been moved over and I can find no way to share a single photo anymore, only a complete album.

I'm writing Google now to see if there is any solution other then deleting your Goggle Plus account to continue using Picassa.



Title: Re: Can't Post Pic from my computer
Post by: thief on March 15, 2013, 08:28 AM
oh yeah....picasa is still there as you knew it.....you just need to use the right URL ;) to get back to your picasa pages!

Mike try out: https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/myphotos?noredirect=1 (https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/myphotos?noredirect=1)

here is a blog post about it from engadget: http://www.engadget.com/2013/03/05/google-picasa-url-redirect/ (http://www.engadget.com/2013/03/05/google-picasa-url-redirect/)


Title: Re: Can't Post Pic from my computer
Post by: mikenchico on March 15, 2013, 10:46 AM
Thank You! Thief  -  I had read about it earlier and heard you could still use the old web albums if you fixed some settings but of course I didn't write it down. So I only have 6 computers, running 8 operating systems with two browsers on each plus 3 phones/tablets with 2 browsers each to change all those bookmarks on - jeez that's 24 bookmarks and 6 reboots to fix!  So do you know where I send Google the bill?  LOL


Title: Re: Can't Post Pic from my computer
Post by: chilese on March 15, 2013, 10:55 AM
I tried Google+ for about 5 minutes.

Couldn't find search.
Couldn't change the size of the huge thumbnails.
Google+ looks like it is meant for people with just a few photos.

When I turned it off, they asked me why I left it.

Told them what I just wrote here.

Picasa is the best photo hosting service on the web.
I really hope it doesn't go away.



Title: Re: Can't Post Pic from my computer
Post by: Allen Carter on March 15, 2013, 11:01 AM
After turning on Google+, even with using the picasaweb URL the galleries and access are still not what they were. Drove me NUTS. Pulled the plug. Everything in kitehead's photos is back the way it should be,

I just switched to using Google+ with a different account than the one used for Picasaweb. Then after I realized G+ had nothing to offer...   :D


Title: Re: Can't Post Pic from my computer
Post by: thief on March 15, 2013, 11:13 AM
interesting...i have both G+ and picasa on multiple gmail accounts and still am posting pix up through Picasa urls with out any issues.....


Title: Re: Can't Post Pic from my computer
Post by: mikenchico on March 16, 2013, 10:21 AM
One huge plus to using Picassa/Google/Google+/Android (now that thief tipped me into how to keep picassaweb) is that by linking your android phone, plus & picassa all together you receive unlimited space for photo storage. You can also setup your phone to automatically upload every photo to a private folder as you take them. Using a time lapse app (yes we have an app for that) I can think of a few security uses for that feature as well as a few nefarious ones  ;)   and you could even conceivably send one phone up on your KAP rig and review the shots taken from another or a computer within a few seconds, no need to wind down.

As far as Google+ goes I would be all over it if there was any activity, Rob is active but very few others or my other friends & family stop in. Facebook is getting too commercial & cluttered just like MySpace went. G Plus is still pretty clean and Google is the best at keeping their moneymaking activities off you pretty well unobtrusive and transparent while providing a useful service. Just bring up their homepage and moneymaker www.google.com (http://www.google.com), not an advertisement on it.



Title: Re: Can't Post Pic from my computer
Post by: thief on March 16, 2013, 12:25 PM
Ah..
G+  i am not that up on.....by all uploading to Picasa feeds into there and i know some of my friend use it more than anything else....
but....

Damn..it had not even occurred to me about turning the phone into an auto-uploading KAP rig!!!!i like the sound of that!!!!!

One of the other big money makers for Google is Google for business.....all of the government rolled their email systems into gmail last year....and pushes hangouts (the video chats), chats, and google docs usage at work for communicaiton.....I know that the Univeristy of Alaska has their email by google as well as other universities too....big money!!!!

A good friend will be shifting over to the Google X department....he says lots of fun things in there!!!!!


Title: Re: Can't Post Pic from my computer
Post by: mikenchico on March 16, 2013, 11:27 PM
Many ISP's have switched their email service over to Google/Gmail you keep your same email address so the switch is completely transparent unless they notify you. Cheaper then maintaining their own servers and GMails spam filters seem to be 100%, I can't recall a spam getting through to my gmail or my secondary ISP since they switched.

G+ has also  recently started "Communities", already two have been formed dedicated to Kites out of the 50 or so total that I see having been formed so far.

Another interesting feature they've had since the inception is the ability to form a group video chat at any time, now called Hangouts, that has some interesting features available although I've never participated in one so I don't know how smooth they run. I have only 16 people in my circles, just not enough activity there for me to check in more than every couple weeks or less, loved Allen Carters profile pic though.