Where does Picasa store the edited pics?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cycler15, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. cycler15 macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2008
    Where does Picasa store the edited pictures?

    In Picasa when I edit a picture, the edited picture does not replace the original (unless you manually save and override). I have gone back to finder and opened the picture and it shows me the unedited version. So where is Picasa storing the edited picture?
  2. esaleris macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2005
    I used Picasa in my windows days, and back then, Picasa would render your changes dynamically upon your original picture. There was a hidden file (in the Windows file system) named picasa.ini that stored the name of the picture, and the real-time changes it needed to make to it in the program.

    So when you edited a picture, Picasa would show your a dynamic, real-time edit, but your original was never touched. Then when you exported the pictures, you would get the output of those edits.

    I frankly think that's a brilliant idea, given that pictures can really be large these days and keeping multiple copies really adds up.
  3. cycler15 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2008
    Thanks for the info. The Picasa for Mac version is available as a beta for download. So I guess I have to do a save as to save the edited picture.

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