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Posted in: General by Richard Hearne on March 22, 2013
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Dear Google Picasa – go fuck yourself for uploading my private photos to G+ without asking me.

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  1. Don't hold back, Richard. :)

    Comment by Jim Munro — March 22, 2013 @ 4:05 am

  2. I actually did hold off calling Picasa a c*nt.

    There.  That's better.

    Comment by Richard Hearne — March 22, 2013 @ 4:06 am

  3. They're not published though, are they? Is there much difference to having them stored privately on a page labeled "Google+" compared to one saying "Picasa"?

    Comment by Michael Flanagan — March 22, 2013 @ 9:19 am

  4. I deleted the ones that were published and made public. It looks like it published any image where I was tagged by the facial recognition in Picasa.

    Regardless it was an epic fail.

    Comment by Richard Hearne — March 22, 2013 @ 9:28 am

  5. Just deleted another one that was published purely due to people being tagged. This is just crazy. Google+ Picasa integration blows donkeys.

    Comment by Richard Hearne — March 22, 2013 @ 9:30 am

  6. That sucks :-/

    Comment by Michael Flanagan — March 22, 2013 @ 9:32 am

  7. I think there are some settings not to allow tagging? I suppose there is an explanation somewhere of why or how it happened, like a combination of settings in Picasa and GooglePlus(?)
    Are you sure they were publicly visible?

    Comment by Cristina Wood — March 22, 2013 @ 12:11 pm

  8. Hi CHristina – yep they were public and seemed to relate to people tagged in photos as they even published photos of a friend's wedding where he was tagged.

    I'm sure there are some settings hidden away, but there should be some bloody big pop-up requesting permission before this happens. by-the-by it all occurred after Picasa updated to latest version.  No notifications of any description.  Honestly terrible.

    Comment by Richard Hearne — March 22, 2013 @ 12:19 pm

  9. http://support.google.com/picasa/answer/106509
    and http://support.google.com/picasa/answer/156272?hl=en
    Well, I assume they were really great photos :) I did not see them, probably you removed them before people could see them(?)

    Comment by Cristina Wood — March 22, 2013 @ 12:32 pm

  10. Richard, I just saw the wonderful photos :) they are absolutely wonderful :) I hope I see them as public because they were meant to be public.

    Comment by Cristina Wood — March 22, 2013 @ 12:35 pm

  11. Hmm can you tell me where you saw them please Christina?

    I keep my private life very separate from my life here on G+ and for various reasons I prefer to keep it that way :)

    Comment by Richard Hearne — March 22, 2013 @ 12:56 pm

  12. I saw them in my GooglePlus stream, an album posted by you Public, most of the photos were not face-tagged. Absolutely fantastic :) Sorry, I could not resist looking at them, they were wonderful. If you would not have written about it, I would have been convinced they were meant to be public, they were great photos and really nothing to worry about, other than, well, you did not want them public. I cannot see them now, I assume you un-public-ed them? I hope you do not mind that I looked, but in this cold cloudy snowy day it was great to see the happy photos :)

    Comment by Cristina Wood — March 22, 2013 @ 1:21 pm

  13. +Richard Hearne When I go to the "Photos" section of your profile, I see several "Public" albums that contain pictures related to a wedding.  Are these the photos that should not be public?

    Comment by Kaleh Kohler — March 22, 2013 @ 2:46 pm

  14. In fact these were albums that were previously on Picasa Web.  I don't mind so much these being public (since they were public on Picasa), but I mind very much Google deciding they need to make automated posts about this in my stream.  In fact I do sort of mind that these have been moved over here – I would never have used Picasa if I had known then that Google would move things into another product which for me has a totally different purpose.

    Comment by Richard Hearne — March 22, 2013 @ 2:54 pm

  15. I did not look at the Photos tab, I just saw a post in my usual GooglePlus stream, but yes, I looked now in Richard's Photos tab and there are some absolutely superb photo albums at a wedding (it seems from two years ago, most photos with no face-tags). It is your fault Richard :) I would not have looked if you would not have told us about it, but they are really wonderful photos and such a special happy atmosphere :)

    Comment by Cristina Wood — March 22, 2013 @ 2:55 pm

  16. I still struggle with understanding the relationship between PicasaWebAlbums and Google+ Photos.  Google+ Photos have always been accessible through PicasaWebAlbums.  Users with Google+ Profiles, who have never used PWA directly, are often unaware of this.

    However, I was not aware that content published through PWA would automatically be included in your Google+ Photos.  But, as they more closely integrate Google+ with everything else Google, it's difficult to keep up with the changes, especially relating to products I'm not that familiar with.

    Perhaps you will want to consider +mentioning the [Google+ Help] page to see if you can get some clarification about the issues?

    Or check with the regulars in the Picasa Help Forum to see what their observations have been?

    Comment by Kaleh Kohler — March 22, 2013 @ 3:03 pm

  17. OK … so it is normal for your PWAs to be visible through your Google+ Profile.  

    Picasa Web Albums and Google+
    http://support.google.com/picasa/answer/1321133
    When you sign up for Google+, you can see and share all of your Picasa Web albums in Google+

    Google+ and Picasa Web Albums
    https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1361680?hl=en&ref_topic=1257351
    If you already use Picasa Web Albums, you'll see all of your existing albums on your Google+ photos homepage

    But, the privacy settings should not be changed.  Does it still appear that happened (at least in some situations?)  

    Or, is it just that an automated post was created when someone was recently tagged in the photo?

    Comment by Kaleh Kohler — March 22, 2013 @ 5:54 pm

  18. Story with my wedding photos everywhere ??? U the techie eh?

    Comment by adrian James — March 23, 2013 @ 9:12 pm

  19. +adrian James I thought you'd like a bit of limelight :)

    Comment by Richard Hearne — March 24, 2013 @ 8:59 am

  20. It is Google playing the “Facebook Game”. :)

    The next step is that G+ will make available online the audio recordings of your phone conversations from your Android (G+ enabled) phone.

    Or something in those lines.. :)

    Comment by Ivan Stojanovic — April 29, 2013 @ 4:31 pm

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