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    Picasa

    Just found this on Google's Image page <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> and appears to work very nicely.
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    Re: Picasa

    Nice find.

    Initial impressions are it is easy to use and quite a good photo organizer.

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    Re: Picasa

    Yes, it's nicely crafted. Thanks for this one.

    At a first glance, my only objection is there's no way to make it stop scanning for files. Or is it just me?
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    Re: Picasa

    Further to Picasa, do you know anything about Hello from Google? The web pages say it uses peer to peer technology but it's secure. I've never gone anywhere near P2P across the web, far too scary for me.

    I ask because my parents are off to visit relatives in Canada and I'm looking for a simple way for Dad to share his digital pics across the web so I can archive them to CD over here and then he can go completely click happy and not worry about running out of memory card space. I can already make use of a free on-line photo album service our ISP provides but can't archive them from there as the display version of the files are heavily compressed jpgs (you have to pay money to get an archive CD of the originals you upload and I'm a cheapskate).

    Picasa + Hello sounds like an attractive option as my parents will be staying with someone who has their own PC so it should be easy to setup across the pond. Any thoughts?

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    Re: Picasa

    I have never tried Hello but it looks like an interesting concept.

    As for what you want to do, with Hello you view low quality pictures of all of the photos and choose which ones you want to download at full resolution. If you are planning to archive all of the photos it may be quicker to zip the photos and send them over in bulk by e-mail. One big advantage of using Hello is you can discuss the pictures whilst downloading them. Hello may be the way to go, at least the price is right.

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    Re: Picasa (& Hello from Google)

    <hr>quicker to zip the photos and send them over in bulk by e-mail.<hr>

    True and it would be fairly simple for Dad to do (and simple is good), especially if there is a high speed connection available at the other end.

    What I'm not clear about with this P2P stuff is do both parties have to be on-line at the same time before you can see the pics? Presumably so (otherwise it ,err..., wouldn't be peer to peer), or can one end mark a picture as shared then log off and the other end connect and see what has been shared?

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    Re: Picasa (& Hello from Google)

    Hi Ken

    Hello is essentially an instant messaging program with some enhanced options for picture sharing. It requires both parties to be on-line at the same time.

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    Re: Picasa (& Hello from Google)

    Thought so, That means when they are wide awake and have time to sit at a PC and chat, say 8:00pm it will be 5/6 hours later here and I'll be...

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    Re: Picasa (& Hello from Google)

    There is a quite simple VPN tool called hamachi http://www.hamachi.cc/ that might do just what you want. Cheers gws.

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    Re: Picasa (& Hello from Google)

    Intersting but it's for 2000/XP, I'm still in the dark ages of Win98 at home.

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