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I have a question: The only method I have thus far used to upload photos to my computer is via Picasa 3.

Now that Google is no longer supporting Picasa I have noticed it is getting progressively more difficult to upload. Does any one have an alternate to Picasa that you would recommend?

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You can usually connect a smartphone to your computer with some version of a USB cable (not guaranteed to work for Apple, since they have ... idiosyncratic cables. But there's probably some Apple cable that will do the same. Once you do that, you should be able to treat the phone as an external drive and just drag the files to your computer.

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25 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

You can usually connect a smartphone to your computer with some version of a USB cable (not guaranteed to work for Apple, since they have ... idiosyncratic cables. But there's probably some Apple cable that will do the same. Once you do that, you should be able to treat the phone as an external drive and just drag the files to your computer.

 

I don't have a smartphone. I was trying your advice with my L620 Nikon. It wasn't the easiest of methods but it worked. I did a cut & paste. Thanks for the advice.

What I was hoping for was a program similar to Picasa. 

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Sorry, on an actual camera, I'd pull the SD card (or equivalent) and drop it into a reader on the computer, either one built in or a dongle-style version.

 

I don't typically try to go through an import program to move files from camera to computer.

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Go to Nikon and search for software for the L620.  I have several Nikon point and shoot cameras and they had software that will autoload when camera is plugged in and transfer the pictures.

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On 11/1/2017 at 5:56 PM, ttuckerman said:

Go to Nikon and search for software for the L620.  I have several Nikon point and shoot cameras and they had software that will autoload when camera is plugged in and transfer the pictures.

 

This is essentially what I do as well (when I don't use my phone).

 

I have a Nikon that has a cable that plugs into my computer, then I essentially just access the cameras memory like an external HD.

 

Really you should only need the cable afaik - it's also used for charging at least with my P510 Nikon. It's a proprietary cable (I think that's right word having a bit of a brain fart atm) - so not a good thing to loose =/ but anyway point is, check the cable you charge your camera with, if one end is USB, you're gold.

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On 11/1/2017 at 1:40 PM, malefactus said:

Now that Google is no longer supporting Picasa

 

The alternative to Picasa is Google Drive and it's Backup and Sync utility.  This assumes you are a Windows user.  Once pictures are copied off the camera to a folder monitored by Backup and Sync, they are automatically copied to Drive.

 

Google Photos also draws from the Google Drive repository.

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2 hours ago, Guildenstern said:

 

This is essentially what I do as well (when I don't use my phone).

 

I have a Nikon that has a cable that plugs into my computer, then I essentially just access the cameras memory like an external HD.

 

Really you should only need the cable afaik - it's also used for charging at least with my P510 Nikon. It's a proprietary cable (I think that's right word having a bit of a brain fart atm) - so not a good thing to loose =/ but anyway point is, check the cable you charge your camera with, if one end is USB, you're gold.

 

28 minutes ago, Clearman said:

 

The alternative to Picasa is Google Drive and it's Backup and Sync utility.  This assumes you are a Windows user.  Once pictures are copied off the camera to a folder monitored by Backup and Sync, they are automatically copied to Drive.

 

Google Photos also draws from the Google Drive repository.

 

Thanks for the replies. I don't think I expressed what I was looking for quite clearly enough. With Picasa, I bring the program up, plug in my camera, & hit their import button. All the photos on my card get uploaded at once. I can chose the ones I want to upload & erase the card. Once I click the upload all. A folder is created & the photos are stored in Picasa & exported to my computer all in one fell swoop. What I wanted to know is if there was a similar program available.

I have the Backup & Sync. It doesn't upload from my camera, but rather from my computer.

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Lightroom should be able to do something like what you're asking for. But that's really only maybe 0.1% of what it does.

 

Import to one or two locations (in case you want an immediate backup -- like you should ::D:). But also do the vast majority of all the other edits that aren't done pixel by pixel.

 

I use it both at work and at home and recommend it all the time.

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1 hour ago, Doug Sundseth said:

Lightroom should be able to do something like what you're asking for. But that's really only maybe 0.1% of what it does.

 

Import to one or two locations (in case you want an immediate backup -- like you should ::D:). But also do the vast majority of all the other edits that aren't done pixel by pixel.

 

I use it both at work and at home and recommend it all the time.

 

Thanks, Doug. I will check it out.

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Thanks for all the helpful replies, Guys. I am using the camera as a hard drive to upload. It's working quite nicely.

I will look into the Lightroom or maybe Photoshop for enhancements at some time soon.

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Late to the thread.

 

I use a card reader to put my memory card from my camera in.

Plug it into the Laptop.

Win 10 just imports and lets me choose to delete them from the camera after uploading to the laptop.

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2 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Late to the thread.

 

I use a card reader to put my memory card from my camera in.

Plug it into the Laptop.

Win 10 just imports and lets me choose to delete them from the camera after uploading to the laptop.

 

Thanks for the reply, late or not, Glitter. My camera has a plug in wire that takes the place of the card reader.

The import/delete sounds like a good feature for Windows 10...I'm still using 7.

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30 minutes ago, malefactus said:

Thanks for the reply, late or not, Glitter. My camera has a plug in wire that takes the place of the card reader.

The import/delete sounds like a good feature for Windows 10...I'm still using 7.

Strange. On Windows 7, doesn't yours have a window automatically pop up giving you the option of importing, opening a folder, do nothing, etc. when you plug in a camera/media device?

 

Though if you're like me, you may have clicked a "Do nothing" and checked the "Do this from now on" option.

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