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Lightroom gives you a lot more control over the processing of your images. You can finely tune vignetting (add and remove), curves, sharpening, split-toning, adding clarity, removing chromatic aberrations, powerful noise reduction, de-warping (lens distortions and perspective) "selective editing" (e.g. change the saturation/luminance of one color only, or of ...


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Yes, Lightroom has a batch crop. You first of all apply a crop to the first image. Then in the library grid view, you right-click on the first image, and under the header "Develop Settings" you chose "copy settings". You then select the option "Crop" and deselect all the other options (unless you also want to copy those to the batch). You then click on ...


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Good news, this is now natively supported in Picasa Just check Tools > Options > Name Tags > "Store Name Tags In Photo" You can also force Picasa to start the writing process using Tools > Experimental > "Write Faces to XMP" Verify this worked with using an EXIF viewer to verify a normalized XMP region with a name was written to the ...


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This seems to work: There is an album in Picasa called "Starred Photos." You can select all the photos in that album. Then apply a TAG to the photos in the tags sidebar. Boom, this tag can be read by Lightroom, Bridge, or most any other photo editing program, where you can select all the photos and apply the star rating of your choice. I've been thinking ...


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I wrote a Lightroom plugin for migrating from Picasa to Lightroom. I searched all over the web and could not find a good solution, so I wrote one myself. I decided to polish it up and offer it for others to use for free. You run it from inside Lightroom and it imports all your Picasa Albums, people/faces, and star ratings. Your tags and captions will also ...


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Non-destructive Edit History The bad news is that the non-destructive edit history is not something that can easily be moved between Picasa and any other photo processor. Sorry, you just won't be able to keep the history of edits nor will you be able to necessarily recreate the identical effect in any other software without painstaking comparison and fine ...


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In addition to the answer @max provided, an important feature of Aperture and Lightroom offer, is non-destructive editing. Basically, Aperture and Lightroom never make changes to your original images, but store the steps made to achieve the changes. See it like a 'recipe' to produce the changes; Aperture and Lightroom apply that recipe 'real-time'. ...


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Anytime you open a raw file and look at it on your screen, you are not viewing "THE raw file." ¹ You are viewing one among a near-countless number of possible interpretations of the data in the raw file. The raw data itself contains a single (monochrome) brightness value measure by each pixel well. With Bayer masked camera sensors (the vast ...


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You are using Picasa. If you simply type in "Picasa Canon 6D" into Google, you will see that many other users have this problem. Why are you having this problem? Because Picasa does not support the Canon 6D RAW files. What can you do to fix this? Use the Adobe DNG Converter before opening up the files in Picasa. You could use something besides Picasa like ...


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If all your images are of the same size and you want to crop it to the same dimensions, you can use ImageMagick to get the job done. Take a look at the Crop details so as not be surprised by its behaviour :-)


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I have migrated from Picasa to Lightroom (4 at that time) about 3 years ago, and have made the following experiences: If you just add the Picasa folder structure to your Lightroom Catalog without moving the actual files, Lightroom will import the original photo and the picasa edit, even showing the picasa folder within the Lightroom folder structure. You ...


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Decoding the ini file is possible, but translating them exactly into darkroom/shotwell edits is going to be problematic. The image manipulation algorithms are different. Your best bet is to export high quality JPEGs (or if you have a lot of disk space you can use TIFFs) and keep the RAWs as an archive. This is the approach I have taken as I moved from ...


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There are certain types of drives that Picasa refuses to list in its "Folder Manager" – generally these are drives formatted with the exFAT file-system, commonly used on USB sticks. There are two possible workarounds to handle the issue: 1. Manually edit watchedfolders.txt If you locate and access: C:\Users\YOUR-NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Picasa2Albums\...


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Please do see the question this is marked as a duplicate of for a full answer, but just to emphasize the point I wanted to add this example. This is as close to an "unedited RAW file" as I can manage: I made it with unprocessed_raw from LibRaw. Each pixel contains the raw data for the photosite with no interpolation, and scaled to fit into an 8-bit JPEG for ...


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Are you sure that Picasa actually chages the RAW file? I haven't used Picasa but many (most?) RAW formats include a JPEG preview and my guess is that the first thing you see is the preview and then you see the RAW-file. I may bee completely off here but that is how many RAW-viewers work.


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We have this same question for Apple Aperture, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Camera RAW, and possibly others I haven't found right now. In each case, the answer is the same: there is no such thing as displaying an "unedited RAW file". By definition, a RAW file is sensor data not in a useful form for display. The closest you might get is an RGBG matrix with linear ...


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I will provide all who visit this page with a working answer, having in mind that this is now 2015: Of course you can have you images uploaded to a Google+ album and still have you originals on your computer. Supposing you have uploaded the images with Picasa 3 and you still have the connection in Picasa with both the local and online album. What you need ...


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Try to install Microsoft Camera Codec Pack for Windows 7. For XP you can try Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer for Windows XP or if this doesn't work the commercial software FastPictureViewer Codec Pack.


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Any tags you enter in Windows are stored in the EXIF data embedded within the image. Picasa will read this data automatically (and refresh it if the tags are subsequently updated) and make it available on the image's "properties" dialogue. All of the tags are also available for searching - using the search box on the main page - to filter to a set of ...


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In my experience, Lightroom comes closest to this ideal. It is not exactly the use case you mention, as the different services all have different capabilities and different methods. Lightroom allows you to manage your local collection with ease; in fact I would argue that it is among the best tools around for managing your local collection. In its recent ...


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Picasa does an often-irritating "auto enhance" of pictures. You are probably seeing the effects of that. Here are instructions for turning off that feature: http://sites.google.com/site/picasaresources/Home/Picasa-FAQ/picasa-webalbums/how-to-articles/how-to-disable-auto-enhance


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With Adobe Lightroom: Crop the first image Hit Ctrl-Shift-C and copy the crop settings Select all pictures and hit Ctrl-Shift-V


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You can use IrfanView (freeware) for batch cropping. First, get the position and dimensions for the part you want cropped. The easiest way to do this is just open the photo in IrfanView, and drag with the mouse to draw a box on your photo. The title bar will display the size and position of the selected area. Then go to file menu, and "Batch Conversion/...


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iPhoto and Picasa are discontinued products. It past time to switch to a different image viewer if you haven't already done so. Keeping the same zoom level while browsing photos does not appear to be possible in both iPhoto and Picasa. However, in both programs, you can press 1 to zoom to 100%. Apple Support Communities: How do I keep the zoom level on ...


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Lr and the Friedl Picasa plugin can do all that, sort of. Lr and the plugin do not, of course, know about the photos you have already uploaded to Picasa by other means. How could they? But going forward you import into Lr. Edit. Put into a new album created in the Picasa publish service. Publish. Later, if you change certain parameters (and there is a list ...


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my suggestion would be to learn how to use Lightroom in it full capabilities as Lightroom manages a catalog database for images and another database for edits where as Picasa uses another method of tracking images and saves edits directly to the same file or another file if you are dealing with raw images. Lightroom does allow for a way to leave tags and ...


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I used to have the same issue with Picasa with my CR2 [canon raw] files from my T4i when it still worked fine for the CR2 files from my T2i and after looking into it, it has to do with the system files for reading the raw files. Picasa relies on the OS to give it the way to read the file where lightroom keeps it own method of reading raw files. Canon offers ...


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Picasa is very limited when renaming files - you can do the following: Embed your faces into metadata by Picasa Rename your files by a third-party tool (photo renaming or photo management tool) Import your files back to Picasa Or probably even better consider more serious photo management tool for your future image management tasks. Because if you'll need ...


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It sounds like for your needs you may be better off with Picasa. The main advantages that Lightroom and Aperture give you is that you have more complex options for cataloging and keywording your files. This adds a lot of complexity to the system though, so unless you need the added functionality of Aperture or Lightroom, then it's probably not worth the ...


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The short answer is a loud NO. What you are asking is equvivalent with me giving you a number, lets say, 10000, and I ask you what summation this number is a result of, lets say 5000 + 5000. There is 4999 other possibilities, thus there is no way you can calculate this, but are limited to wild guesses. A blurry image is essentially polluted by light from ...


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