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Photos: get rid of Picasa?

by Flashg36 / December 31, 2010 12:23 AM PST

buying new desktop. Best way to get my pics out of Picasa and into what?

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Re: Picasa
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 31, 2010 12:32 AM PST

That's easy, in principle. The pics aren't in Picasa. They are just on your hard drive. So copy them to the new PC (like all your other data, like documents and music and movies and favorites) and bring them in into Picasa just like you did on this PC.

There might even be smarter ways such as exporting and importing the library, but that means that you would have to copy the pics to exactly the same location on your new PC as they are on your old one.

http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?hl=en&topic=14609 is the help for the program.

Kees

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Another Way
by mopscare42 / December 31, 2010 1:03 AM PST
In reply to: Re: Picasa

Is easy transfer and you can transfer all you file and folders in one operation.
I picked up a Belkin easy transfer cable from Bestbuy for $34.99 and have used it many times without any problems. I am sure most computer stores have that one or another brand.
If your old computer has Windows XP you will have to download and install the easy transfer program from Microsoft.... Windows 7 already has it built in.
It is very easy and pretty much leads you through the whole process.

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