Later this year, Google will finally stop supporting the photo storage app, Picasa but after 12 years it’s usefulness in how we use and edit photos as well as storing them has greatly changed in that time, while on the Mac we used to have iPhoto and now we have Photos the way we use devices has changed. For most people the desktop is no longer the centre of your tech life, in the Apple ecosystem at least it’s just treated as another device and this plays well with a lot of device. But in 2016 we now rely more on cloud services with the iPhone we use iCloud to edit and store photos and within Google, Android now has the in house Google Photos app which already has editing and cross platform and device capabilities so Picasa doesn’t really have a place anymore, so earlier this week Google announced that this March web albums won’t be accessible anymore and the desktop app wont be available.
Naturally, Google is recommending that users transfer over to the cloud operated Google Photos system, the company say that it is:
“the easiest way to still access, modify and share most of that content is to log into Google Photos, and all of your photos and videos will already be there.”
If you do still use Picasa, now may be a good time to start looking at migrating your photos to Dropbox or Google Photos.