Picasa used to be my photo editor of choice for a long time. In March this year, Google shut down the support of it, and I didn’t even notice.
It was an alright editor for me, it could handle the .RAW format I shoot in, and the basics. It synced between the desktop app and what was called Picasa Web Albums. The desktop app will still work, but won’t be updated anymore, so in the long run it will cease to work.
Now, there’s Google Photos instead. I have an automatic back-up app, here on the computer. It does the job well, but I find it difficult to search for a particular picture in Google Photos, even though they’re tagged. I understand they want to focus on one thing. Picasa had many, handy features and had I not had PhotoShop now, I would have been really saddened by its demise.
Flickr, which is my main photo storage place, is much better in the way of search. The only thing that scares me about Flickr, is that it’s owned by Yahoo.
I think it was when I got Aperture I stopped using Picasa. Aperture, which I loved to hate, altered my whole file system on the computer … everything changed, but I’ve actually kept that folder system even though the programme itself didn’t last long with me.