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Jan. 6th, 2009 | 09:02 am

  1. *downloads Picasa for Mac for a quick look before starting work*
  2. Hm, this looks good, I used to like Picasa on Windows.
  3. Wait, Picasa, what are you doing? I don't want every bloody image on my hard drive indexed and shoved into a big messy pile. Why would I want, say, several thousand almost identical frames that I used to generate a movie with indexed? Or icons and transparent pixel gifs from a website design? Stop it!
  4. Argh, I quit and restart and it's still importing! Okay, quit, delete ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Picasa3 and restart. Perhaps there was an option not to import that I missed.
  5. No, there isn't. You can't not index apparently.
  6. Bah.
Actually, it looks like you can mess with the list of automatically imported folders by going to Tools / Folder Manager... but this is not, you know, immediately obvious, and it still starts importing until you do that and tell it to stop.

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Horza

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from: euan
date: Jan. 6th, 2009 09:27 am (UTC)
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Isn't this the problem with the windows version also? You have to give it a good hard slap to start with but otherwise it's still a nice application.

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fridgemagnet

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from: fridgemagnet
date: Jan. 6th, 2009 09:37 am (UTC)
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I don't know to be honest, the last time I used it on Windows it was version 1.

I'll give it a shot but I'm sick and tired of having to reorganise my images for every damn image manager that comes along. It's a pity iView MediaPro got sold to MS, who then basically killed it - that used to work well.

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Nina

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from: janinazew
date: Jan. 6th, 2009 12:01 pm (UTC)
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Ugh yes, that's why I don't use Picasa.

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