Does Picasa Backup RAW Files?

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The answer of this question is "Yes". You can backup RAW files to your Picasa account. Picasa supports .jpg file format, RAW photo format as well as Google's WebP image format. Picasa allows you to backup your original photo in a .jpg file format. The photo should not be larger than 20 MB and it is resticted to 50 megapixels or less. You need to upload photo in 'Original Size' and does not have any unsaved edits to it. You can view and edit RAW files in Picasa. You can also save the finished edit without any changes to the original RAW file.

Following are the manufacturers that are supported by Picasa for RAW Formats: Adobe (.DNG), Canon (.CRW, .CR2), Casio (.RAW), Fuji (.RAF), Hasselblad (.3FR), Kodak (.DCR, .KDC), Leica (.DNG, .RAW), Minolta (.MRW), Nikon (.NEF, .NRW), Olympus (.ORF), Panasonic (.RAW, .RW2), Pentax (.PEF), Ricoh (.DNG), Samsung (.DNG), Sigma (.X3F), Sony (.ARW, .SRF, .SR2).

Here are the steps to backup Raw files to Picasa:

  1. Go to https://picasaweb.google.com/ & sign in to your account. If you don't have an account, then create one.
  2. Click "Upload" button located at top of the window.
  3. A "Upload Photos and Videos" window opens up.
  4. You will see 2 options, "Create a new album" or "Add to an existing album".
  5. Select any one of the above 2 options.
  6. Click "Select photos from your computer".
  7. A "File upload" window opens up. Browse & select photos that you want to upload.
  8. Click "Ok" button.
  9. If you want upload more photos then click "Upload more" located at bottom right of the window.
  10. All your photos will now be backed up to Picasa.

You can install PicBackMan's Picasa uploader for Mac from the website and start backing up photos and videos.

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Kip Roof testimonial Kip Roofgoogle photos flickr
PicBackMan does exactly what it's supposed to. It's quick and efficient. It runs unobtrusively in the background and has done an excellent job of uploading more than 300GB of photos to 2 different services. After having lost a lot of personal memories to a hard drive crash, it's nice to know that my photos are safe in 2 different places.
Julia Alyea Farella testimonialJulia Alyea Farella smugmug
LOVE this program! Works better than ANY other program out there that I have found to upload thousands of pictures WITH SUB-FOLDERS to SmugMug! Thank you so much for what you do! :) #happycustomer
Pausing Motion testimonialPausingMotionsmugmug
I pointed PicBackMan at a directory structure, and next time I looked - all the photos had uploaded! Pretty cool. I use SmugMug and while I really like it, the process of creating directories in is pretty laborious when you need to make 80+ at a time. This was a breeze. Thank you!
Gavin Whitham testimonialGavin Whithamflickr
PicBackMan was really easy to setup and has been running for 3 days now backing up all my locally saved photos to Flickr. My photos are really valuable to me so it's great to be able to have them easily backed up to a secure location.
 Jim Griffin testimonialJim Griffinsmugmug
It's AWESOME!! I have tens of thousands of pictures...and they are now successfully uploaded to SmugMug, where they are safely backed up, and I can edit and organize them. If you are hesitating about using PicBackMan, hesitate no longer...try it...and you'll be glad you did!!