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    Default Can't delete images in gallery with "picasa" icon. I have no Picasa account.

    OK, file this one under extremely annoying!

    I have no Picasa account and do not want one.

    Since about a week ago, every time I add an image to my Gmail Contacts, the image also shows up in my Gallery and I have no way of deleting it from the Gallery.

    These images have a small Picasa icon on them, but I have no Picasa account and don 't wish to open one and certainly not on my PC.

    Any ideas how to delete these pics?

    Thank you, S
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    Default Re: Can't delete images in gallery with "picasa" icon. I have no Picasa account.

    Found one way: In Gallery, press the menu button then click "View by", then click show "content in device."

    But this is not an actual solution, as it neither deletes nor removes. Just temporary doesn't show the Picasa images, until the Gallery is open again.
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    Default Re: Can't delete images in gallery with "picasa" icon. I have no Picasa account.

    I had this too and found that the Picasa pics were pics from Google + so I deleted them there

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    Default Re: Can't delete images in gallery with "picasa" icon. I have no Picasa account.

    Yes. Just figured that out. I never signed on Google + either. I just deleted my whole G+ account and also disabled it on my phone.

    Freaking Google!!! You know the song "everybody wants to rule the world." That's them. I hate Google more than Apple now. Talk about the Big brother with a capital B. They shove their damn products and services onto you without your permission.

    Google = Evil Empire
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    Default Re: Can't delete images in gallery with "picasa" icon. I have no Picasa account.

    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVA77 View Post
    Yes. Just figured that out. I never signed on Google + either. I just deleted my whole G+ account and also disabled it on my phone.

    Freaking Google!!! You know the song "everybody wants to rule the world." That's them. I hate Google more than Apple now. Talk about the Big brother with a capital B. They shove their damn products and services onto you without your permission.

    Google = Evil Empire
    Umm this has been the case since ICS if I am not mistaken. If don't like full Google integration why did you buy an Android phone. I feel that I may be starting a fire here but worth me asking. Don't mean to instigate just want to know why you don't want full Google integration.
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    Default Re: Can't delete images in gallery with "picasa" icon. I have no Picasa account.

    The way to delete the Picasa albums off of the phone but not your Google account is to make sure that the sync option is off. Then go to Settings - Application Manager - All - Gallery - Clear Data/Clear Cache


    I just did this on mine and so far so good.

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    Default Re: Can't delete images in gallery with "picasa" icon. I have no Picasa account.

    why did you buy an Android phone
    I hate the word integration. I hate Google for it. That's why I never got on the Apple bang wagon. But if Google wants to be like Apple, then I'll find another OS. But so far I have managed to keep Google at bay on my phone.

    I like customization, personalization, control over what features I want and lack of Big brother oversight and specially being told I must use this feature or else... Which Google does from time to time. Apple is the Mega Evil Empire and Google is getting there but on a much slower pace.
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    Default Re: Can't delete images in gallery with "picasa" icon. I have no Picasa account.

    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVA77 View Post
    I hate the word integration. I hate Google for it. That's why I never got on the Apple bang wagon. But if Google wants to be like Apple, then I'll find another OS. But so far I have managed to keep Google at bay on my phone.

    I like customization, personalization, control over what features I want and lack of Big brother oversight and specially being told I must use this feature or else... Which Google does from time to time. Apple is the Mega Evil Empire and Google is getting there but on a much slower pace.
    As I agree with many of your points I feel that you are going to be very disappointed in the near future. Please don't take this as arguing with your or something of that nature, just attempting to make a point based on past trends.

    Smartphones are no long just a phone with an OS, its becoming more of an Ecosystem. Apple has iCloud/iTunes, Google has... well... Google. It isn't going to change and at the rate they are going its only going to get more integrated. While the integration will get more and more in depth and widespread, I do believe that Android will be the one OS that will give users the option to disable or turn off certain services. The world is going in a direction that seems to be more technologically intertwined with our real lives. People seem not to be able to survive without Facebook or Twitter or Google+. Simply because of the popularity of these things, we are going to see this only grow.

    Personally I never used G+ up until 6 months or so ago and now I use it almost more than Facebook/Twitter. Sadly, Google has to keep up with Apple in certain areas simple because Apple can control so much in the smartphone world. Not so much technology, apps or smartphone designs but more so trends. Google isn't immune to this, they want to keep up with the market and appeal to everyone. That is why they have integration features like G+ and Picasa but at the same time allows you to disable all of these features if you don't want them. That is what makes Android great and in my personal opinion the best mobile OS out there.
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    Default Re: Can't delete images in gallery with "picasa" icon. I have no Picasa account.

    as long we can easily opt out that's OK. but I shouldn't be forced to sign on G+ just so to post a review of an App I have bought on Play. That's ridiculous and there is no way around. What happens in the future is what we allow to happen. If we just sit still allow every big brand to become another Apple clone then we are to blame. Not them!

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    Default Re: Can't delete images in gallery with "picasa" icon. I have no Picasa account.

    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVA77 View Post
    I hate the word integration. I hate Google for it. That's why I never got on the Apple bang wagon. But if Google wants to be like Apple, then I'll find another OS. But so far I have managed to keep Google at bay on my phone.

    I like customization, personalization, control over what features I want and lack of Big brother oversight and specially being told I must use this feature or else... Which Google does from time to time. Apple is the Mega Evil Empire and Google is getting there but on a much slower pace.
    But this is the route all major players are headed in.
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    Default Re: Can't delete images in gallery with "picasa" icon. I have no Picasa account.

    Quote Originally Posted by J Teezy View Post
    I had this too and found that the Picasa pics were pics from Google + so I deleted them there
    Do tell. How? I'd love to get rid of them.
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    Rob
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    Default Re: Can't delete images in gallery with "picasa" icon. I have no Picasa account.

    Went into Google + on my pc and deleted the pics

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    Default Re: Can't delete images in gallery with "picasa" icon. I have no Picasa account.

    Quote Originally Posted by J Teezy View Post
    Went into Google + on my pc and deleted the pic
    Thank you.
    I can see them in Google+ in PHOTOS>ALBUMS but I don't see how to delete them.
    Rob
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    Default Re: Can't delete images in gallery with "picasa" icon. I have no Picasa account.

    Got it. Thank you. My Gallery is clean. Big help.
    Rob
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    Default Re: Can't delete images in gallery with "picasa" icon. I have no Picasa account.

    Man am I glad you posted this....I have the exact same problem.

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    Default Re: Can't delete images in gallery with "picasa" icon. I have no Picasa account.

    Under settings....then select accounts sync....then select your Google account...after that uncheck "sync Google photos"....they will disappear once you do that.....

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    Default Re: Can't delete images in gallery with "picasa" icon. I have no Picasa account.

    Quote Originally Posted by TofuTwit View Post
    The way to delete the Picasa albums off of the phone but not your Google account is to make sure that the sync option is off. Then go to Settings - Application Manager - All - Gallery - Clear Data/Clear Cache


    I just did this on mine and so far so good.

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    Default Re: Can't delete images in gallery with "picasa" icon. I have no Picasa account.

    Thank you brother

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    I dont have G+ anymore, and the pics which gradually appear are NOT from my picasaweb account, not an album from there.
    I wonder where else those pics are flying around, this scares the S out of me, cause they are really private.
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    Default Re: Can't delete images in gallery with "picasa" icon. I have no Picasa account.

    Google & Facebook are topping Apple as the Evil Empires of 2013.

    Google is so desperate to make their G+ somewhat relevant that they force people to sign up for G+ for a long list of online activities. Such as, want to comment on a App you bought on Play, must be a G+ member to review. That is too desperate and IMO rather low and disgusting.

    Facebook is so money hungry that they want to charge for everything now. I posted a status update on my page and got a pop up window saying pay $15 to reach more people. F**K You Zuck... Facebook also charges if you want to contact non-friends and charges more if you want to contact Celebs. I can't wait for FB to be over with and so we can build up the next punk who wants to rule the world.

    Rant over!
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    Default Re: Can't delete images in gallery with "picasa" icon. I have no Picasa account.

    There may be one more possibility. I tried all the disabling sync, clearing cache, deleting pics in Google plus, etc. etc. to no avail. Then found out that when I set up the phone, I added TWO of my gmail accounts synced (which is fine I wanted to sync two email accounts). Thing is, some pics synced to one account and some synced to the lesser used account (non-default account if you will). I found an app called "Perfect Tool for Picasa" and it lets you log into either one of my google accounts. After logging into the OTHER account, voila', the pics I couldn't delete before were associated to that account not my main one. Deleted and no more pics.

    Hope this helps anyone that is still stuck.
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    Default Re: Can't delete images in gallery with "picasa" icon. I have no Picasa account.

    Hi Scott,

    I downloaded Tool for Picasa & found the image I wanted to get rid of, deleted it but it is still showing in the gallery on my phone.

    Did you experience this & if so how did you then get rid of it (I have tried restarting the phone).

    Cheers
    Darryn
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    Default Re: Can't delete images in gallery with "picasa" icon. I have no Picasa account.

    Hi Darryn,

    No, not showing any Picasa images anymore. So let's make sure of a couple of things.

    After deleting the photos with Tool for Picasa, go to gallery, hit the menu button and choose settings. Now, for each account you show listed for your phone, tap the account name and you get a long list of services that are being synced to your phone under that account. The very last choice at the bottom is sync Picasa Web albums. Uncheck that. Now if you have more accounts tied to your phone, you have to back out and go into the other account(s) and do the same thing. That was at least my problem from before. I had stopped sync (I thought since the accounts showed sync disabled) but had not disabled Picasa on one of the accounts so it would still show.

    The other possibility is the Tool for Picasa. I can't remember now, but see if the tool only deletes images from a particular account at a time. So you may have deleted images from google account #1 but not account #2.

    Beyond what I described above, I'm not sure what else there is to do. I hope it works out for you.

    Scott
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    Default Re: Can't delete images in gallery with "picasa" icon. I have no Picasa account.

    Thanks Scott,

    Eventually got rid of it by clearing the data in the App setting for the Gallery App!

    Cheers
    Darryn
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    Default Re: Can't delete images in gallery with "picasa" icon. I have no Picasa account.

    Can delete from home computer. That will take care of it

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