Posts Tagged ‘photographs’

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I finally got around to making this test of Picasa Web Albums with Cudleigh Cougar. I have ranted a number of times of my dismay at having my images made much smaller when I upload them from Picasa2 to Picasa Web Albums. Google wrote and told me that was caused by my editing of my images before uploading. Duh? Isn’t that what Picasa2 is for? Isn’t Picasa2 supposed to be a photo editing software program?


You mentioned that the files you downloaded from Picasa Web Albums were not the same size as the original files that you uploaded. The difference in photo file size can be attributed to any edits that you made within Picasa before you uploaded. After you make edits to your photo, Picasa needs to then re-sample the image to create a new version of the jpeg (apart from the original). This requires Picasa to apply an amount of jpeg compression to your photo. In order to incorporate your photo edits into your uploaded image, the actual size of the uploaded photo is therefore less than the full photo file.

If you made no edits to your photos and uploaded it at the ’slowest upload; largest size setting,’ you would find the full photo file uploaded.

You can control the jpeg compression level of your files by using the ‘Export’ option before you upload to Picasa Web Albums. For more information on exporting photos, please visit http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=13821

If you’d like to go into more depth about the compression of unsaved edits upon upload, please read this informative post in our user group at http://groups.google.com/group/PicasaGuide/browse_thread/thread/a21c26049b83ebb0/d1ec931bf26518b4?

Whatever, … here I am performing a test. I am uploading these two “unedited” images of Cudleigh Cougar at the “slowest” upload, largest size, using the “Web Album” button in Picasa2. Image cudleigh001 is 3264×2448 pixels, 4.5 MB, and Image cudleigh002 is 3264×2448 pixels, 4.8 MB, in Picasa2, on my computer.

After uploading to Picasa Web Albums (which is incredibly easy with the Picasa2 software) I then downloaded one image back to my computer, and sure enough, the Google guy was correct. I was able to download the full size that I had uploaded. Now that was only because I had NOT “edited” the photo. Once a photo is edited in Picasa2 – everything changes, and much smaller images are sent to the Internet. It doesn’t make sense, but that is the way it is.

Then I did a second test, this time sending an entire batch of “edited” images to Picasa Web Albums. You can read about that here: http://picasaweb.google.com/barneykin/GrandBarneySFarmBell, and know why I am now using Flickr for most of my photo album storage, even though I continue to love using Picasa2 software.


Picasa Web Albums – Changed

Picasa Web Albums – Discovery

Goodbye Picasa Web Albums

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Chicago’s Museums

In October my husband and I had a most delightful and luxurious trip to Chicago. I had not been there since I was a college kid changing trains for the West in the autumn of 1960.  During our stay this year we were given lovely introductions to both the Museum of Science and Industry and the Field Museum. I took many, many photographs, as I usually do, and when I downloaded them and identified them from my camera, I got them all a tad bit confused. Actually “tad bit confused” is quite an understatement.

These are the times in my life when I am not sure where I be nor who I are, much less know where it was that whoever I am was once upon a time, even when “once upon a time” was but last week … or even yesterday.

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Ever since Google’s Picasa2 software and then their Picasa Web Albums became available I have been their biggest fan and supporter. I have been uploading almost all of my digital images to my Picasa Web Albums, and seldom use my Flickr account anymore. That is now changing, as I find myself going back to Flickr. I have noticed that there is something amiss with the uploading features from Picasa2 to Picasa Web Albums. I have been troubleshooting it a bit, but I have not been able to discover what it is that is causing my images to be re-sized smaller. Apparently this has been going on for a while and I have not noticed it. That is, unless the entire Picasa Web Albums has done a global resizing of everyone’s photographs.

I have been checking the help and I see that it says one cannot upload photos larger than 20 MB. WELL! None of mine are anywhere near that large. And, I definitely do not like having my 1-2 1/2 MB images downsized to 500-600 KB without my knowing why. Does anyone know what’s up?

I was just billed last week for another year of service, so now I am wondering if instead of keeping my account the same, they have downgraded me for some reason. Does anyone else have this problem? Does anyone know what’s going on?

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My two youngest grandchildren love my pictures of family activities, especially when they are in the pictures. Here is a little tip that I devised for their father to entertain them on his computer, however this tip can be used for anyone’s enjoyment. 

Here at this blog (https://barneykin.wordpress.com/) CLICK on the Sonific music box on the right to get it started.

Then, in a different window or tab, go to My Picasa Albums or My Flickr Albums,  choose an album by CLICKING on it. For example my Burke Lake Choo Choo pictures are posted at this album: http://picasaweb.google.com/barneykin/BurkeLakeParkTrain .

At the top of your toolbar click “VIEW” then “FULL SCREEN”. Then just above the Picasa or Flickr Album pictures, click on “SLIDESHOW” and let it run … with my Sonific music.

VOILA! Isn’t it cool? Give it a try. The pictures will be better and bigger and the music very pleasant, bringing back lovely memories of bygone days.

PS: You can RESTORE your browser screen and toolbars by pointing your mouse to the top right hand corner of your screen and clicking the square restore icon.

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Is Route 66 the road to oblivion? As I travel the highway home, I try not to forget my memories. The pictures in my mind are fading, however I have pictures on the Internet which shall never fade. Those pictures shall keep my memories intact long after they have floated away down that river whose name I have already forgotten, although I believe it begins with the letter “L”.

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