BEACON TRANSCRIPT – The Mountain View-based tech company has officially announced that it will no longer support the popular photo and video editing software. Google’s shutting down Picasa and advises all users to turn their attention towards the Google Photo Application.
It is a sad day indeed for all those who have been using Picasa extensively over the years. Alphabet Inc., former Google, has recently announced that it will no longer offer support for the beloved editing application. All the users who are currently using Picasa for photo and video editing may continue to do so, but without Google’s blessings.
To tell the truth, this is nothing new under the sun, taking into account the fact that Google invested a lot in Google Photo Application, which is currently available on Windows and all major mobile platforms.
As stated, those who are still running the application may continue to do so indefinitely, but don’t expect any updates or patches from Google. In order to show their consideration towards the users who have used the photo editing tool to spruce up their moments, Google also announced that it is currently working on a way to transform the photos and videos from Picasa into a format recognizable by Google photos.
Although Google’s newest and shiny application is by far more powerful than Picasa, users are still reluctant to make the passage mainly because most of them found in the software an easy way to the art of photo editing.
Back in those days, when photo editing was quite fresh, everybody kept pondering on the easiest way to spruce up their family photos. Well, apart from Picasa, there was Photoshop. Although Photoshop was the ultimate photo and video editing tool, developed by a powerful and comprehensible engine, it has one slight fall: it was very hard to master.
It is no wonder that there are so many video tutorials on the web, each of them trying to explain what steps you must take in order to achieve the best results. And then came Picasa and its unique approach. It was not as fancy as Photoshop, but it was lightweight, comprehensible and user-friendly.
This would have meant that anyone could have achieved the same results like in Photoshop with this lightweight application.
Well, long story made short, it’s going to be a while before the information sinks in. As for the users, no doubt the transition will be hard, but it seems that Google wants to make everything as painless as possible.
Google’s shutting down Picasa but offers the users a chance to convert their Picasa photo albums into a Google Photo format. Moreover, the tech giant is also working on a way to visualize the contents of your Picasa Albums on the web. According to the team in charge of this project, users will now be able to view, edit or to delete pictures from their Picasa Albums.