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Standard User DIOGENES
(committed) Mon 05-Jun-17 14:36:48
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photo sharing web sites - PICASA & google


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Some years ago I stored loads of photos on PICASA, which seemed good.
But I found recently that google had taken over and phased out PICASA, hoping all users would transfer to google Photos. Many fine words from google about how easy and safe the transfer would be.

BUT now there are PICASA users who find that all or nearly all their photos have disappeared.
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/picas...
Unwise of them to rey on single source back up, of course.

Now google seem to be pushing "NEW PICASA".
http://www.safedls.com/picasa?mkwid=xXKbwfty&pcrid=1...
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=larry....

You can download the new PICASA onto your own computer.
Then to save time uploading your photos YOU CAN HIT THE SCAN BUTTON Which then automatically SCANS ALL OF YOUR HARD DRIVE AND COPIES ALL PHOTOS TO google Land.

IN MY VIEW, THAT IS ALMOST AS RISKY AS LETTING THEM INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT!
Surely the emphasis on PASSWORDS and other security methods has been to keep the Wolves outside the door, not to invite them in?

I May be worrying needlessly, but I will not be using the google PICASA.
Standard User stniuk
(experienced) Mon 05-Jun-17 23:46:10
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Re: photo sharing web sites - PICASA & google


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Yep very wise. I wouldn't let any photo storage site near my photos. I do use photo bucket to store photos that I want to post to forums etc but these are not photos that I much care about. Best place to store photos is on recordable DVDs, make a few copies and always refuse their kind offers to back up your photographs. If you've no DVDs writer/reader Usb drives serve well.
Standard User DRW
(committed) Tue 06-Jun-17 12:00:47
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Re: photo sharing web sites - PICASA & google


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Always store data on two or more spinning disks or SSD, copy each day and keep a copy offsite - ie not in the same building.

A relative lost all his history when his house was destroyed by fire.


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