Picasa hosting messes with your images!

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by DanSullivan, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. DanSullivan

    DanSullivan Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 21, 2010
    Real Name:
    Dan Sullivan
    I was given a shock posting some images today from Picasa. Saturation and contrast were blasted out in the Google image. Taking the identical image and uploading it to Flickr you can see a pretty dramatic difference. Here are two shots both from the same upload JPEG, at the same resolution:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/81886632@N05/9097441710/" title="P1060397 by DanJSullivan, on Flickr">[​IMG]"800" height="598" alt="P1060397"></a>

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/-3Jui-N1qJNtCODQdyh96NMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite">https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--b1V-jezO6A/UcOOroJ1daI/AAAAAAAACQ4/PR1TM2a139A/s800/P1060397.JPG" height="598" width="800" /></a>

    The Flickr image looks like what I see locally. This is not something I've noticed before. Has anyone seen a change recently or has this always been an issue?
  2. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 22, 2013
    Did you upload directly from within the Picasa application? I think it by default applies image "corrections". The program saves a copy of the images it has altered, and uses those altered copies for any further editing or uploading you do from within the program.

    At least, that's what it seems to do for me. :)
  3. ghetto

    ghetto Mu-43 Regular

    i tried the picassa application or even the chrome ****script one, both mangled my photos too (that was a year ago). i went back to picassaweb and used the primitive upload and all was good.
  4. DanSullivan

    DanSullivan Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 21, 2010
    Real Name:
    Dan Sullivan
    posted direct

    Thanks for the replies.

    These were posted direct to Picasa web albums (drag and drop the JPEG into the browser) and not using the Picasa application. I've scrounged around to see if there are any associated settings that would affect this but didnt' see anything.

    Looks like Flickr is a safer bet!
  5. dwig

    dwig Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 26, 2010
    Key West FL
    ... but if you look at the metadata you'll see that some application has inserted "Picasa" in the "application" field in the image with the punchier colors. Some form of Picasa got its grubby little hands on your image, either during upload or download. Also, while the pixel resolution is the same the file sizes are radically different indication that the "Picasa" very was opened and a new JPEG was created.