Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Nya nya nya nya nya
You may (or more likely, may not) remember me moaning about the way Picasa buggers-up your photo editing whilst it carefully stores every image you have ever taken as it sends them down the line for remote storage.
Picasa tends to view all of your images as if they belong to it and for all I know, when I ill-advisedly signed up to them having been told that their editing suite was better than the one I already had, I may have agreed to them owning all the pictures I put through their system. Anyway, I found that it was no better than my Mac one, so I stopped using it.
When I got fed up with all the pop-ups requiring me to download the latest version of it via Google (which you can only tell to go away and come back later), I looked into unsubscribing from Picasa for good.
They said something like, 'Are you sure you want to do this? You will probably lose all your photos that you have ever put through our system', and that scared me enough to press the cancel button and carry on getting the irritating pop-ups.
Then, a couple of weeks ago, I decided that I no longer cared if I couldn't put photos up here any more - I almost didn't care if I could no longer post anything up here anymore - and this coincided with finding the version of Picasa in my applications section of this computer. I wonder... I thought...
So I clicked on it to send it to trash, then I used the 'secure empty trash' facility which really does get rid of unwanted images or documents, never to be seen again - ever. Over a period of about 25 minutes, my little machine deleted about 8000 items - forever - including my out-of-date version of Picasa.
With a little trepidation I went to Blogger to see if there were any photos left (Picasa was bought by Google after I signed up) and what do you know? They are all still here.
Of course, if Google ever get to find out that this is my attitude, they may strike me off for good, so if you don't hear from me again you'll know why.
Right. Next job. How to rip off photos from Pinterest...