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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Google Abandoning Blogger users in favor of Social Media Image Sharing.

http://googlephotos.blogspot.com/2016/02/moving-on-from-picasa.html#links

As of March 15, 2016, google will no longer be supporting the Picasa desktop application. After much thought and consideration, we’ve decided to retire Picasa over the coming months in order to focus entirely on a single photo service in Google Photos. We believe we can create a much better experience by focusing on one service that provides more functionality and works across mobile and desktop, rather than divide our efforts across two different products.

Basically what that means is they are abandoning bloggers and desktop users in favor of mobile applications and sharing across social media platforms. Google photos is bare bones meant for the sole purpose of sharing via google plus and facebook. You will no longer be able to create thumbnails of your images or directly link to your images as we bloggers need to.

I'm just so sick of this. I pay extra to have extra storage space because comcast totally canceled their photo storage/hosting option, and I refuse to use photobucket. The sheer amount of image theft there makes me sick.

Honestly I have no idea what I'm going to do for image hosting now. Next thing, I bet, will be getting rid of blogger all together. =( Then I'll have no other choice to move to word press (which I don't want to do because unless you subscribe (aka pay) you have absolutely no control over your content.)

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