As part of the transition to Google’s new photo hosting and sharing service, Google Photos, launched this May, users of Google’s older Picasa desktop software are now being prompted to upgrade to Google Photos Backup for saving their images to Google’s cloud storage. The change could signal the beginning of a plan to migrate Picasa users over to the newer Google Photos web service.
However, Google Photos Backup is a desktop uploader program only – it’s not a replacement for Picasa’s desktop software, which also features tools for organizing photos into albums, favoriting items, or filtering by photos or videos, and more.
Noticed yesterday that a Google Photos Backup tool was suddenly installed after running Picasa on my machine.
— n3wjack (@n3wjack) July 22, 2015
— Dimitris Tzouris (@DimitrisTzouris) July 23, 2015
Some Picasa users may have spotted this change following a…
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