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How can I get Picasa to save my Picasa files to the folder 'My Pictures'? As it is now, I can't attach them to an email

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How can I get Picasa to save my Picasa files to the folder 'My Pictures'? As it is now, I can't attach them to an email Lily Foo 1/31/10 7:48 PM
As it is now, I can't attach them to an email or upload them into SellerSourceBook, the listing service I use for my auctions in eBay.  Thanks very much for any advice you can send my way.  I'm stuck!
Re: How can I get Picasa to save my Picasa files to the folder 'My Pictures'? As it is now, I can't attach them to an email pixelshooter1 1/31/10 8:32 PM
To save your edited pictures to C:\My Documents\My Pictures:
Click on the blue "floppy disk" icon in Picasa's Library Screen.
The icon is located right under the folder name in the Library Screen,
together with some other "buttons".

Chances are that you will also need to resize your picture for upload into
SellerSourceBook.  To do this, use Picasa's Export function to create a new,
smaller copy in a new folder named "SellerSource", for easy retrieval.
Re: How can I get Picasa to save my Picasa files to the folder 'My Pictures'? As it is now, I can't attach them to an email Lily Foo 1/31/10 8:39 PM
I don't know what the 'Library Screen is.  On the current screen I get there isno 'floppy disk' icon next to or under the folder name.  I've never needed to resize my pictures before to get them to upload to SellerSourceBook.  Everything was just fine until I got this new computer and reloaded Picasa.  In Picasa I went to Tool>Options, selected the General tab.  In the 'Save Imported Pictures In' section it already says the photos should be saved in 'My Pictures'.  But for some reason they aren't there.  Only ones that are there are the ones I had on my old computer.  But the new ones I edited today were nowhere to be seen.  Thanks very much for your speedy reply.  I appreciate it.  But right now I've had enough 'computering' and am going to turn this infernal machine off!  I will check back tomorrow for any other info you may have.  Have a pleaseant evening.  Barbara
Re: How can I get Picasa to save my Picasa files to the folder 'My Pictures'? As it is now, I can't attach them to an email pixelshooter1 1/31/10 9:10 PM
Had enough for one evening, eh?
OK, now we have to know which version of Picasa you are running.
The most recent version is 3.6.0; Build 95.25.

To find out which one you have, click on "Help" > "About Picasa"
and tell us what it says.

The Library Screen is Picasa's starter screen, with all the thumbnails of your pics
and the folder list in the left-hand column.


Re: How can I get Picasa to save my Picasa files to the folder 'My Pictures'? As it is now, I can't attach them to an email Lily Foo 2/1/10 11:52 AM
Hi!  Apparently, the message I sent yesterday didn't get through or maybe I didn't click on the 'Post reply button.  In any case, I'm running the most recent version.  About the Library Screen, under the folder name above the photos, first there's a green arrow, then an icon that is for making a photo collage, then an icon for making movies, then a yellow star which is not highlighted so I can choose it, then there's the floppy disk icon and it's not highlighted either, and then there is a 'Share' button that is highlighted.  Someone suggested I upload my photos to 'My Pictures'  folder first and then import them to Picasa.  I haven't tried that yet.  Sure hope you get this reply!  And thanks so much for your help!
Re: How can I get Picasa to save my Picasa files to the folder 'My Pictures'? As it is now, I can't attach them to an email pixelshooter1 2/1/10 1:19 PM
If the blue floppy disk icon is not highlighted (inactive)
it means that the function has already been used for that particular folder,
i.e. all edits in that folder are already saved to disk in C:\Documents\Pictures
and there is no need to save them, again.

Here's some info on the basic workings of Picasa:

Picasa itself doesn't store a single photo, whether edited or not. (Surprise, surprise!)

Here's what happens:  Picasa SCANS your hard drive for pics (most commonly the pics
which are stored in C:\Documents\Pictures).  Then, Picasa uses the scan for DISPLAYING
in Picasa (without moving the image file from the \Pictures folder it's in), quickly adding
whatever edits were made.
The only info Picasa stores is the set of instructions pertaining to the EDITS of pics.

And this is where gut-wrenching catastrophy sometimes occur.
Believing there are two sets of pictures (one in \Pictures, another in Picasa)
people start "cleaning up the mess" by deleting pictures in Picasa, in order to save disk space.
Oops! There is only ONE set, namely the set in C:\Documents\Pictures.
 If that one set is deleted, you'll have to go look for it in the Recycle Bin.

The pics in \Pictures remain your unedited original photos, UNLESS you hit
the blue floppy-disk icon in Picasa's Library Screen.  This will make your edited pics
appear in \Pictures.  Your original photo is then stored as a hidden file which you can
later revert to, simply by "undoing" the edits in Picasa.

- and don't forget to back up your image files (pictures), in preparation for the day
when your hard drive crashes.



Re: How can I get Picasa to save my Picasa files to the folder 'My Pictures'? As it is now, I can't attach them to an email macacat 5/18/10 5:39 AM
these posts really helped me!  I am just beginning to learn more about storing all my pics. I want to start making memory/photo/scrap books, and some of Picasa's editting tools are helpful.  Does anyone have sugestions on other editting programs?