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06 April 2012 @ 08:25 am
Mini-Rant  
Picasa updated their software, and now, instead of having a button for "Share to Picasa Web Album", it's "Share to Google+ Album". This should be pretty minor, since they are effectively the same thing, but when I upload and use the controls to go to the online album so I can grab the picture URLs, it takes me to the hip-layout G+ album instead of the functional-layout Picasa album, where there are controls for picture handling as opposed to just nifty expanding-photo uselessness. This means an extra step where I have to go to Picasa's URL, find the new album, and THEN get to the spot I wanted. There does not seem to be anyway to specify to Picasa that I want to go to the actual Picasa album page and not the G+ one.

I consider this not only an unnecessary change, but a bad design one, especially since it was done without warning. This is NOT what I usually get from Google, and Picasa is still my best choice for storage and ease of use/sharing. Just...annoying.
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sassy_54sassy_54 on April 6th, 2012 02:24 pm (UTC)
I love Picasa, but I pretty much despise anything else Google related, including their search page. What you just wrote makes me immensely sad...
The Sniper in Dragphasmaphobic on April 6th, 2012 05:19 pm (UTC)
Sounds similar to something I noticed a little while back, and I think I basically figured it out by realizing that "photos.google.com" and "picasaweb.google.com" were different sites that just used the same data. I updated all my bookmarks and haven't had a problem. That being said, I have almost zero experience with their actual client-side "picasa" software.
The Sniper in Dragphasmaphobic on April 6th, 2012 05:21 pm (UTC)
Also, regarding unannounced, bad Google changes: a while back they removed the "Reader" link from the main bar where it was prominently displayed, moving it to underneath the "More" menu. It got replaced by "Sites" which I don't use, and there's no way to customize it. Pissed me off.

Also, the frequent "we're going to force you to use this new piss-poor gmail interface that you hate" change that happens to me about once a month now. Grrr.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: Wiredarchmage on April 6th, 2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
I had a Chrome extension that was supposed to make G+ better, and by extension, all the Google network, and one of the things it let you do was to rearrange/customize those links. Don't think I have it anymore, though. Worked fine, just didn't need it for what I got it for in the first place.

Would be awfully keen of Google to let us do that naturally, though.
Staxstaxxy on April 6th, 2012 09:02 pm (UTC)
complain at them about it. Enough people complain about it and they will change it back. One of the good parts of google.