Archive for September, 2009

Picasa Desktop adds Facial Recognition and Tagging with 3.5

Posted on September 22nd, 2009 |

Google has finally brought the facial recognition feature that is enjoyed by the Picasa Web Album users to the desktop. Version 3.5 released today also includes geotagging of images so you can now quickly find those pictures of your best man passed out in Vegas on demand.

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Picasa Will Not Export Videos

Posted on September 13th, 2009 |

I’ve been putting up with an annoying problem in Picasa on my main system for too long and finally decided to try and fix it. The system would play fine but when trying to export videos Picasa would just hang at 0.0% on the encoding/saving process. I was quite certain this was tied to the TVersity Codec Pack yet uninstalling TVersity and it’s pack didn’t solve the problem.

Time to turn to the trusty CCCP. I installed The Combined Community Codec Pack using all the defaults for the install and the configuration afterwards. Fired up Picasa, tried an export and it immediately started working.

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