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How to Consolidate Photos from Different People and Cameras in Picasa

How-To: Combine Photos From Different People With Picasa

At the end of a holiday or party, several people usually end up with photos of their own from the same event — wouldn't it be great to combine them all easily? If you're a Picasa user, you can do it!

In Picasa, go to Settings and scroll down to "Allow me to upload photos by email." Check this box, and a field will appear, prompting you to enter a secret word. I choose words relevant to the holiday, such as "thanksgiving" — and Picasa will populate a new email address that appends to your Gmail address. For instance, if your Gmail address is "jane.doe@gmail.com", your unique Picasa address would be "jane.doe.thanksgiving@picasaweb.com."

This is the address you give out to your family, instructing them to simply email their photos to this address. Once they start emailing, everyone's photos will appear in your Drop Box on your Picasa page, and from there, you can combine them all in one special album!

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EnglishmaninNY EnglishmaninNY 5 years
This is great. I've actually setup a website for our wedding but I've been trying to avoid putting e-mail addresses on the website for fear of inadvertently sharing this info with spammers. Do you think it would be appropriate to show this picasa address on the website or should I only send to our guests via e-mail?
macgirl macgirl 8 years
The .mac (oh sorry, mobileme...) online photo gallery's do this too. I have gotten a fantastic collection of photos of my baby this way (it syncs the uploaded photos to my iPhoto as well). Also any time I go to a wedding I always set up a gallery for the person and send out the email address so all their friends can upload too. I'm guessing picasa is free so that's even better for most.
supercharger5150 supercharger5150 8 years
Flickr, please take note.
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