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I am trying to import to Picasa from a Canon S100. The pictures look fine when they import but change to purple. How do I fix it?

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I am trying to import to Picasa from a Canon S100. The pictures look fine when they import but change to purple. How do I fix it? davball10 4/30/12 9:53 AM

Re: I am trying to import to Picasa from a Canon S100. The pictures look fine when they import but change to purple. How do I fix it? hobbitt 5/5/12 11:10 AM
Are you shooting in the RAW format? If so, you can't fix this. It's a problem with Picasa's support for RAW formats, described in this user-created FAQ:https://sites.google.com/site/picasaresources/faq#TOC-Picasa-and-raw-sensor-data-RAW- 

At any point in time, the current version of Picasa will be unable to work with the raw photos taken by the most recently released cameras. Historically, several times per year, Picasa puts out a new release that includes support of new raw formats. We generally don't really know when a new release will come out, or if any particular new raw format will be supported.

The same FAQ notes that Picasa automatically converts RAW files to JPEGs. The relevant paragraphs are:

Picasa supports raw data by immediately doing a fully automatic conversion to 8 bit data from the raw data with no input from you. You have no way to influence the raw conversion to JPEG. This pretty much eliminates the main reason you would shoot raw. A "real" raw processor requires that you get involved with the conversion process, helping to decide how to map those 12/14-bit color raw data into 8-bit color JPEG. What color balance should be used, etc. etc.

The best you can do is set Picasa on auto-update and hope that some future version of the program eventually implements support for your specific RAW format.  Or use the software that came with your camera to convert the RAW files to JPEGs.

It appears the latest version (136.02) has updated some RAW support, so you might give that a try if you're not current.  No idea if it supports the Canon S100, though.
Re: I am trying to import to Picasa from a Canon S100. The pictures look fine when they import but change to purple. How do I fix it? the_roggy 5/6/12 12:00 PM
Should be ok in newest version...