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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The easiest solution would be to use a Lightroom plugin designed to synchronize images with Picasa. This would solve the problem of remapping incompatible metadata fields. There is an earlier thread on getting metadata from Picasa to Lightroom that has some good information on the general issue and it mentions a free non-commercial plug-in that I think will ...


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It isn't exactly clear what you mean by "save the entire database". If you mean, keep all of the edits you have made, and be able to undo them - there are no tools that are available today to do so. See this answer for what you can do: How to migrate from Picasa to Lightroom?.


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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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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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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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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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It will be showing the jpeg preview (a jpeg preview is embedded in each raw file) until the RAw file fully loads up. All raw files need a little PP in order to look anything like the jpegs you get out of camera. I remember it used to annoy me!


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One of the possible issues here is colour management. The raw rendition which you see after the initial delay may have no embedded profile, or you may need to set Picasa Color Management to "on" in View menu. It may be both issues, too.


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I know this question is old, but just for anyone still looking Amazon Clouddrive is offering unlimited photo storage for $11.99 a year, which includes RAW files.


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