Picasa Migration to Google
Nor sure if this is the proper forum for this but I figured if anyone would know it would be you guys.
Even as a definite Amateur I do have a lot of photos which I do not want to lose. .
The short story is - I want to put my photos someplace on the internet so I can retrieve them if/when the media they are now snored on goes south. And I want to be able to access the photos so that I can link to them for websites that I can't upload directly like I can here.
This is a long winded explanation of how I got to where I am now
Originally I was sending my film to Seattle Film Works - they would do prints and a digital copy. This was long enough ago that it was the 3/14" floppies. At some point I got all the photos that I had on Filmworks onto CDs. But they are just a whole bunch of photos without any organization.Then Seattle Filmworks became Filmworks, and eventually went belly up and all the photos in their archive were moved to Shutterfly. This was sometime around 2007. The problem with Shutterfly was/is that I cannot easily rearrange the photos in the albums or the albums themselves, and I cannot seem to link to them as they are not stored as .jpeg files. It is also hard to download digitially - I have to do it one photo at a time. I have over 900 albums on Shutterfly.but most are smaller albums with 30-80 photos in them.
Around 2008, I found Picasa which was a free program which would allow me to straighten out my photos - crooked photos is a big problem for me. So I have been uploading albums to the Picasa website. But as I am sure you know, Picasa is gone with the wind, and all the photos in Picasa are now on Google. I was OK with that. But recently, Google has made it impossible to make an album Public. I have tried every way I can think of, and I can't do it. Also the same problem with Google as with Shutterfly - the photos don't have a .jpeg extension and so I can't link to the photos, or at least not easily. I have 44 GB of photos on Google. I can sync those albums and I can download them. Before I went on this last trip (where I took another 1000 photos) I was downloading each album - they come zipped - and putting the zipped albums onto an external hard drive.
So now I have photos on two different websites, and neither of them lets me do what I want to do with them. I've got maybe 200,000 photos on my computer or on an external hard drive- some good, a few excellent, some mediocre. The slide film photos have been digitized but not all of them have been organized.
Do you know how I can make an album on Google Public?
Is there a way to link to a photo in a Google photo archive?
What other suggestions do you have?