I just saw that Picasa is going away and will be replaced by Google photos.
Replaced as in "no choice". There are a lot of opinions out there, but a
ny time data is migrated to another location there is always that knowledge
that some can get lost or corrupted.
Certainly over the years many of us have enjoyed and learned from your inst
ructive photos, your work in progress photos, your Sketchup renderings, etc
I can't think of how many woodworking photos and how much data you must hav
e on Picasa, but it looks like the mandatory reorg/migration is starting ve
After reading those articles and a few others, it looks to me like the seri
ous users want Picasa, and the less frequent want Photos. I don't use eith
er, so have no idea what the difference is between them.
Thought I would give you a shout out so you can start shopping for a new ho
me or at least investigate the new changes to your data bank with Google.
On 2/13/2016 3:10 AM, email@example.com wrote:
Thanks, knew about it as a rumor on G+ for sometime now.
Besides, have been a geek too long to put all my eggs in one basket.
All "picasaweb albums" have been available since day one of Google
Photos as a "collection" ... migrated automagically.
All of my projects photos/collections besides being on Google, are also
in Apple photos and Flickr, just not public.
I use Flickr specifically because they can be saved in the original
resolution ... not so with Google or Apple.
As far as Picasa itself, hate it ...
Wood Shop: www.e-WoodShop.net
KarlCaillouet@ (the obvious)
If Picassa users are being transferred and or jumping ship it might
explain why Flickr has become lethargic past the first page of pictures
recently. Sometimes the second page loads slowly, the third page and
beyond not at all.
What Robert was talking about really doesn't effect my legacy eWoodShop
albums that much.
Not sure about future links for picasweb being redirected, but, as an
example, the legacy albums have been automagically migrated just by
virtue of me also using Google Photos:
IOW, all legacy picaweb "albums", are now "collections" ... the photo
"caption" is also transferred, but is now in Info in the right pane.
All in all, so far like it better than Picasaweb for show and tell, and
don't need to do a thing to migrate.
That said, and if you will, let me know if you indeed can see the above.
On Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 2:46:01 PM UTC-6, Leon wrote:
Well, it works as advertised! And for some reason the display seems cleane
r... don't know if that is my imagination or not.
I was concerned as I know you have 1000s of pics, and again, I always enjoy
both you and Leon's WIP pics and illustrations of your work. Can't lose t
hat stuff. If folks haven't done that type of thing they can't appreciate
how much time both you and Leon have in documenting/recording your jobs. I
take about a thousand pics a year of my job, with a couple of big inspecti
on reports, even more. I just don't have the energy to organize and post t
hem up like you and Leon.
By the time I edit, size, sharpen, highlight, crop, annotate, change colors
/hues/shading and on a on I am out of steam on the photo business. I have
too many to count on several DVDs I am using as storage. The good news the
re is that one day I will be looking into building a website and I should h
ave plenty of ammo to make some nifty wallpapers and slides showing what I
want without taking another picture.
On Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 8:28:36 AM UTC-6, Leon wrote:
Yes, it has a camera! It is a lousy one, and to reinforce that I look a th
e pics you and Karl take with your cameras and it reinforces how bad it is
by today's standards.
I bought the phone based on one thing: battery time. It has been fantastic
on that aspect, partly no doubt that it has no advanced features. But eve
n though it is a smartphone, it can go up to three days with moderate use w
ithout a recharge! I installed a 32gb card internally as it had a 4gb mem c
ard when I bought it. All pics go straight to the mem card, and I offload
the card as needed via bluetooth with my laptop.
For all my report writing, documentation, and significant records I a coupl
e or really nice Panasonic cameras that have ultra wide lenses as well as e
xcellent telephoto (think roof details on a large, tall house) that I have
had for some time. Pic sized range from about 250K for a down and dirty sh
ot to about 15mb per shot depending on what I need.
The next phone I get might send those out to pasture, though.
I am thinking at this point about opening up a free account for my clients
with longer jobs and post pics of progress and items of interest for them t
o access any time they want. I tried it once and the people liked it and s
howed it to their friends but it didn't get me any more business so I haven
't done another. I took WIP pics, lots of before and after, items of inter
est, color mixes on paint cans, etc., and the novelty wore off pretty quick
ly. I got pretty tired of it because the client was asking me when I was g
oing to post more pics! They thought it was a service provided in my contr
act, not a neat little "gimme".
I am looking at a repository for my pics, and while I use photobucket now,
they spam me about 3-4 times a week, and they have so many video ads on the
ir free sites that it will almost crash a slower connection. I saw where F
lickr has just upgraded to one TERABYTE for free, and no Google Photos is u
nlimited. Things to think about, no doubt.
BTW... glad you liked the sausage, too!
On 2/14/2016 4:34 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I really started doing it in earnest with the advent of the cell phone
I've always put together a "House BooK", with usual appliance and
fixture information and manufacturer's warranties for purchasers/home
buyers, but also starting including a CD/DVD of photos of all the
construction stages, particularly showing the location of ALL framing,
plumbing, wiring, venting, etc.
I know how much time is spent guessing where things are behind a wall in
a remodel, when something breaks/leaks or just needs to be located, and
figured, with the advent of digital photography, that it would be
foolish to not take advantage of the inexpensive opportunity to take the
mystery out of that exercise for future owners.
And, that practice has saved my own butt on a number occasions, what
with the lost electrical circuit behind a run of freshly installed
kitchen cabinetry, the stray AC drain that didn't get hooked to sink,
lost ducts, low voltage wiring, and all those thing that get covered up
with drywall when the crew is pushing to finish.
Also surprising how many of my furniture, cabinetry and remodel clients
like to follow along with the progress and see how their sausage is
And, speaking of sausage ... I'm jonesing for more of your breakfast
sausage. Damn that stuff is GOOD! ... breakfast just ain't the same. :)
Hell yeah. LOL We signed up with a new termite control company this
week. Our original warranty expired after 5 years.
The new company put out 28 Sentracon bait stations around the perimeter
of our house and the storage shed. These thing are about 12" tall and
go in that deep. The installer used a small gas powered auger that
drilled a hole about 2" in diameter.
I caught up with him on the North side of the house where all of our
water lines go for the water softener. Whew! I took pictures of the
installation of the water lines before they were buried and pulled them
up quickly on my phone. For certain he was going to drill right on top
of two of the pipes.
I have had 4 customers that are/were engineers. All of them, 2 were
women, could hardly wait for the next batch of progress pictures to be
sent. One of the latest showed all of her fellow engineers the pictures
when I sent them. ;~)
On Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 9:02:42 AM UTC-6, Swingman wrote:
I got in the habit of taking a lot of pics of jobs back in the early 80s.
I negotiated a supervision/inspection contract with two different companies
, neither in Texas. I bought some nice cameras, but my most used was a "po
rtrait quality" Polaroid that I spent a fortune on. I found out that not o
nly did my clients appreciate me actually showing them problem areas of rep
air, but that with FedEx I could have a handful of pics in their hands with
a written report overnight in some cases. They were happier and more at e
ase and it made it easier for me to get paid.
Sadly, out of the thousands of pictures I have taken both on film and digit
ally, I have saved very few. I am not much on reminiscing, so other than t
utorial or historical value, they don't mean much. I record things not by
photo like you and Leon are talking about to record wiring, plumbing, produ
ct labels with model numbers and manufacture dates, etc., but then send the
m to my clients. I don't hang on to them myself.
LOL! Kathy and I enjoy those two recipes the most out of all we have tried
. Glad you liked them! I tweaked them just a tiny bit from the original b
ut like you, I like it the way it is.
Next, I am trying to find the time to make some old fashioned link stuff an
d smoke it myself. I do like that breakfast sausage, though!
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