Getting Picasa Photos to Google Cloud

by Ryan Menezes

Google's photo service consists of two components: Picasa and Picasa Web Albums. Picasa is a desktop program for organizing your local images, and Picasa Web Albums store your images in the Google cloud. You can easily sync any photos in Picasa to your online Picasa albums, backing them up permanently and securely. If you install Picasa elsewhere, you can sync that computer with Google's cloud as well, downloading your images to a secondary location.


Open Picasa. Navigate to a photo using the program's sidebar.


Click the icon labeled "Sync to Web" to open a login window.


Type the email address and password associated with your Google account, and click "Sign In."


Click "Sync" to send the album's photos to Google's cloud.


Repeat the process with other photos that you want the send to the cloud.


  • check Sending your photos to the cloud does not share them publicly. To share your photos or otherwise edit them, click the "Settings" button in Step 4.

About the Author

Ryan Menezes is a professional writer and blogger. He has a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Boston University and has written for the American Civil Liberties Union, the marketing firm InSegment and the project management service Assembla. He is also a member of Mensa and the American Parliamentary Debate Association.

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