Picasa is a digital photo organizing & photo sharing website. It allows you to backup photos & videos, organize, edit and share them online. Picasa was originally created by a company named 'Lifescape'in 2002 & is now owned by Google since 2004. Picasa web is now integrated into Google+ account. The Picasa software on your desktop now includes 'Google+ Auto Backup' feature. If you have a Google account, you can directly access Picasa web. Picasa allows you to store large photos for upto 1GB. Storage limit for 2048x2048 pixel photos or smaller (800x800 pixel photos) is unlimited.
Following are the steps to download photos from Picasa web to computer:
1. Go to https://plus.google.com/ & sign in to your account.
2. Picasa offers you 3 options to download your photos.
a) You can download the entire album.
b) You can download individual photos.
c) You can download multiple selected photos from the album.
a) If you want to download the entire album, click "Dropdown arrow" located on the right side of the window, next to "Share" button. Your browser prompts you to save .zip file, then click "Save" and specify a location to download. The downloaded zip file will contain all the photos from the album.
b) If you want to download the individual photos, select the photo from the album. Your photo will open in bigger size. Click "More" button located at top of the window & select "Download photo" option. Your browser prompts you to save .zip file, then click "Save" and specify a location to download. The downloaded zip file will contain the photo from the album.
c) If you want to download multiple selected photos from the album, select the photos which you want to download from the album. A checkmark will appear on each selection. Click "More" button located at top of the window & select "Download photo" option. Your browser prompts you to save .zip file, then click "Save" and specify a location to download. The downloaded zip file will contain the multiple selected photos from the album.
You can install PicBackMan's Picasa uploader for Mac from the website and start backing up photos and videos.
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