A&P Picasa for Mac coming

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  1. Mutombo

    Mutombo New Member

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    About fucking time. I've been waiting for Picasa on Mac forever. iPhoto is the absolute biggest piece of shit program I've ever used, and I still prefer Picasa for managing and viewing my photos over LR, Bridge, etc (not for editing, obviously).

    I actually installed Fusion and Windows on my Mac just so I could use Picasa.

    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/11/26/google_testing_picasa_for_mac_beta.html
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I guess it would be a good move for some, but I prefer LR. :dunno:
     
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    iDrive OTAP crew. Muradadog crew. GO GATORS!

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    Lightroom > *
     
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    I prefer to just create a folder with the name of event with date and just sort my pictures myself. No need for any program to sort them.. I have about 20k pics too.
     
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    I also have my own file system but I wouldn't be opposed to seeing what Picasa could do.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Picasa is actually pretty neat and works great. You can email from it if you have a gmail acct, order prints, and do a lot more things. I just wouldn't want something else considering I already use lightroom. I haven't touched iPhoto since the day I bought my mac, and that was just to see what it did.
     
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    Ya I launched iPhoto once and found it to be totally useless (for me anyway)
    As for lightroom I use it but not for a library, I just load the picture I want to edit then close the program. never tried it's library function kinda thing. I guess if you are batch processing images it might be worth it but for me since I'll work on a picture from time to time I don't see the advantage.

    But I will try picasa for sure though, email directly sounds nice
     
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    You can also directly upload an album to picasa onilne (which is linked to your gmail account). It's really handy for showing picture albums to family and friends.
     
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    :werd:

    Forgot about that!
     
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    :cool:
    I have a couple hundred pictures uploaded on my gmail account, well on the picasa web thing. Just used the plugin and could upload 500 pics at a time. Either way I'll give this app a shot once it comes out

    my pics are all pretty bad though :coolugh:

    I wish I had a better camera and more skills when I went to Nepal, it's pretty much where I started enjoying photography.
    http://picasaweb.google.ca/francisv

    if you want to have a look eeps
     
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    I like Picasa, I just hate how it indexed every photo folder on my comp without asking. Tons of questionable pictures all in albums and shit, they're now passworded though :rofl:
     
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    I'm wondering why the Mac version doesn't give you an option on which folder(s) to index. On my pc, I remember being able to tell it to just look in my "Pictures" folder and take all the subfolders.

    I had to "remove from Picasa" a few folders that I didn't want in the index last night when I installed the mac version.
     
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    Oh, I'm using the PC version and it just indexed EVERYTHING without asking.
     

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