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Old 08-07-2006, 08:21 PM   #1
Registered: Dec 2004
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Getting Picasa to modify original files?

I use Picasa on Linux and find that it is the most wonderful quick photo editing software there is... with one MAJOR problem (which google claims is a feature). Picasa doesn't modify the original image file. But I REALLY want it to! I hate having to "export" any photos that I happen to modify. That is ridiculous. I want the option of making Picasa modify the original picture automatically. Anyone figure out a hack or way around this problem?
Old 08-09-2006, 08:52 AM   #2
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Another note, without the modification being saved directly to the image, there is no way to do a backup of your modified images to CD/DVD! The "Backup Pictures" option in Picasa for Linux is greyed out (I see this listed as a known bug for the Linux version in the official FAQ). So, really, the only option would be to manually "export" all the picture folders you want to burn. Not an easy or quick task when you are talking about 4.7 Gigs worth in hundreds of folders. So, any way to export ALL the pictures (in ALL folders) at once in Picasa?

Perhaps the only thing to do is wait for the 2.5 or 3.0 client to come out for Linux, which I think has a "Stomp" option to save all changes to originals. Hopefully they make that option work for all folders so we don't have to once again do each folder individually.

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