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Add or delete photos

You can use Picasa and Picasa Web Albums to organize your photos.

Add photos to Picasa

From a computer

Add one photo

  1. In Picasa, click File.
  2. Select Add File to Picasa.
  3. Select the photo to add.
  4. Click Open.

Add photos from multiple folders

  1. Click Tools > Folder Manager
  2. Select the folders with photos you want to display.
  3. Select the file types to display.
From cameras, memory cards, etc

You can import photos from cameras, memory cards, and devices to Picasa.

  1. Connect the device to your computer.
  2. Open Picasa and click Import.
  3. Under "Import photos from," select the source of your photos.
  4. Under "Import to," select the destination folder.
  5. Select the photos to import.
  6. Click Import Selected or Import All.

After copying, you can delete copied photos or all photos from your memory card or camera.

Delete photos or albums in Picasa Web Albums

You can delete single photos or online albums in Picasa Web Albums.

Delete individual photos
  1. Select the photo to delete.
  2. Click Actions > Delete this photo.
  3. Click OK.
Delete multiple photos
  1. Click Organize.
  2. Select the photos you'd like to delete.
  3. Click Delete.
  4. Click OK.
Delete albums
  1. In the "My Photos" tab, click the album to delete.
  2. Click Actions > Delete album.
  3. Click OK.

Related information

Choose a storage size

You can choose a photo size or file size to suit how you use your photos online.

There are two options:

  • Best for web sharing (larger photos are resized to 2048 pixels)
  • Original size

The storage size can affect the image quality. To preserve image quality when you store at "Best for web sharing":

  1. Click Tools > Options (Windows) or Picasa > Preferences (Mac).
  2. Click Google Photos.
  3. Check JPEG Quality: Preserve original image quality.
Account upload limits
  • Maximum photo size: 75 MB
  • Maximum video size: 10 GB
  • Maximum number of web albums: 20,000
  • Maximum number of photos and videos per web album: 2,000
  • Total storage space: 15 GB for photos and videos.
See photos that might interest you

In Picasa Web Albums, you might see photos from different sources:

  • "My Recent Albums" shows your recent uploads.
  • "Recent Activity" keeps you updated with recently uploaded public albums from people you follow and any photos that have been shared with you.
  • "Featured Photos" shows high-quality photos across the Picasa community.
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