Goddamit, Google, not again. You’re retiring yet another essential productivity tool!!
Since the launch of Google Photos, weâ€™ve had a lot of questions around what this means for the future of Picasa. After much thought and consideration, weâ€™ve decided to retire Picasa over the coming months in order to focus entirely on a single photo service in Google Photos. We believe we can create a much better experience by focusing on one service that provides more functionality and works across mobile and desktop, rather than divide our efforts across two different products.
“Moving On From Picasa”
I grumble at the way Picasa indexes things, but have based my entire blogging and online creative workflow around how Picasa organizes my images. I use plugins to make batch uploading to Flickr and Facebook easy.
Goddamit, goddamit. Whatever happened to “Don’t Be Evil?”
My two cents, what this is *really* about is Google trying to get you to upload everything to their cloud. Picasa was focused on organizing your private photo collection. They characterize the new way as a more cross platform solution… but the only way to do that is via their cloud. Which they can then index and mine for data and faces and whatever. Hmph.
Where do you think the pics are stored for Blogger entries? They’d better migrate them over