Google is canning a major project, but why?
Google is making a big shift when it comes to how you store your photos.
The tech giant will be killing Picasa on May 1 and shifting users over to Google Photos, according to a Gizmodo report.
In a post on the official Picasa blogspot, Google wrote: “After much thought and consideration, we’ve decided to retire Picasa over the coming months in order to focus entirely on a single photo service in Google Photos.”
Google Photos offers unlimited photoa nd video storage, as well as image recognition tech that enables one to easily search a hpoto library. Anyone who has stored a bunch of their photos in Picasa already will be able to find them in Google Photos, and Google will attempt to make it possible for you to view other content that you had on Picasa like tags and comments.
Picasa was created all the way back in 2002 as an image organizers and viewer, designed to help people organize and edit digital photos. Google bought PIcasa from Lifescape back in 2004 and started to offer it as freeware. The name is a clear homage to Spanish painter Pablo Picasso.
“If you have photos or videos in a Picasa Web Album today, the easiest way to still access, modify and share most of that content is to log in to Google Photos, and all your photos and videos will already be there,” Google wrote on its blog “Using Google Photos, you can continue to upload and organize your memories, as well as enjoy other great benefits like better ways to search and share your images.
“However, for those of you who don’t want to use Google Photos or who still want to be able to view specific content, such as tags, captions or comments, we will be creating a new place for you to access your Picasa Web Albums data,” the post continues. “That way, you will still be able to view, download, or delete your Picasa Web Albums, you just won’t be able to create, organize or edit albums (you would now do this in Google Photos).”