Add photos to Picasa

To organize your photos using Picasa, start by adding 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.

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
  • Total storage space: 15 GB for photos and videos.
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