Slices of Life: The Blog of Urbin Photography

Observations by Photographer Mark Urbin

The death of Picasa

Google is ending support for their Picasa application on March 15, 2016.

The product is being dropped in favor of their Google Photos online app.  To be honest, it does fit their business model better.

If you are not familiar with the products, here is the key difference.  Photos works on images you have stored online, in your Google account.  Picasa works on images you have stored locally.

I’ve got a lot of images, and most of them are stored locally.  Not planning on moving all them online any time soon either. Picasa was my “go to” product on a new system.  It was quick, easy to use, and remarkably feature rich, especially considering price.

I’ll still be using it, along with some other tools, including Lightroom (I bought a copy, before the subscription model was introduced), but at some point, Picasa won’t be worth loading anymore.

If you haven’t downloaded Picasa, and you want to try it, you should do it soon.


February 14, 2016 Posted by | Photography, software, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment