I use Mac OSX 10.6. whatevah. Downloaded Picasa yesterday. Watched it fly through all of the photos on my machine, building its own library.
It isn’t doing the one thing I was hoping it would do - allow me to quickly re-size very large photo files. I’ve got shots that are 1.1 megs- 4.5 megs and need to upload them to a photo sharing site like Snapfish or Photobucket and don’t have the bandwidth. I don’t have PhotoShop any more, so I need a free file re-sizer.
I dumped Picasa into the Trash so the Application is gone. However, this is my concern. I went to empty the trash securely and it said it had over 3,500 items to delete. Here’s the big question- in opening and installing Picasa, did it truly duplicate anew all of those photos, or just create thumbnails and links to the existing files?
And if it didn’t duplicate anew, when I empty the trash, do I risk losing the real photos still residing in iPhoto and other places on my hard drive?