Picasa or mi casa ?

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Updated to KK last evening. All seems good but I haven't explored much. Wifi already is more stable so far, which is why I did it.

I don't have a Picasa app installed but am aware it's being pushed by Google now.
It asked me straight away if I wanted to sync/share with Picasa, if so log in: "Cancel or OK". I chose No/cancel.

Opened Gallery today and it keeps asking to log in for Picasa, so it wants to grab my photos. It started to auto log in to my Google account until stopped.

Can I still opt out of Picasa?

I don't like cloud storage and especially putting geo tagged photos there.

I tried to opt out of Google +, so no profile just a Google / Gmail account.

Sorry if covered before.


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I was under the impression that Google was ditching Picasa for Photos.

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You could be correct, I just remember reading something on both. Just now Picasa won't leave me alone. I am logged in to Gmail, Play Store etc but it wants me to log in.

Maybe I raised this too early and it will stop. I'm stubborn and don't want to give in. I suspect it will eventually log itself in with my Google address.

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Actually it's only when Sync is on, and it won't let me sync until I agree to Picasa.
The Picasa screenshot appears between "Next" and error "Cancel Sync", connection is fine. I can still use Play and Gmail.
To be continued. :)

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OK. Try going into Settings>Accounts>Google>click on sync>see if you have Picasa. Uncheck and see of that helps.
 

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Yes I had looked at that thanks, not there.
Actually I have had Sync off (I normally leave it off save for a daily sync) for 30 minutes and I am still getting the triangle warning in Notification Panel.
I am not bothered about syncing with Google too much for now. It only pulls the messaging and call log.
If anyone had a similar issue it would be useful.
Now its just the warning panel that's annoying me.
Again if I touch the panel, it wants to sync but I have to agree to Picasa. If I try to Sync in accounts it says there is an error as in that screenshot.
Blackmail!
I will give it a few days. I tried a reboot.

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OK. Try going into Settings>Accounts>Google>click on sync>see if you have Picasa. Uncheck and see of that helps.

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See above.
I also found the (new?) option in Gallery settings to upload to my Dropbox account which I logged in to again, but I cannot untick Google and just use Dropbox.

Not as if I have photos to hide but I don't like being made to use Cloud storage. There must be an opt out.

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There has to be a way. I have been away from stock Samsung for so long, I need to recruit help.

Kind of you. I can also wait to see if it fixes.
Looking at that error shot that I've never seen before, it may be a temporary issue at Google's end.
Or I missed something.
The best I can hope for in life is that others may gain from my stupidity!

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Kind of you. I can also wait to see if it fixes.
Looking at that error shot that I've never seen before, it may be a temporary issue at Google's end.
Or I missed something.
The best I can hope for in life is that others may gain from my stupidity!

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It's not that you are stupid, sometimes settings are buried. I personally don't mind the cloud backup. You never know what may happen. As for Picasa, itself, maybe here: Picasa
 

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Kind of you. I can also wait to see if it fixes.
Looking at that error shot that I've never seen before, it may be a temporary issue at Google's end.
Or I missed something.
The best I can hope for in life is that others may gain from my stupidity!

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Does it only popup when opening the gallery app? Or does it happen randomly?

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"Picasa" is specifically for the old Gallery app. If you don't want it to sync, go to Settings>Accounts-Google>[your Google account], and look for either "Picasa" or "Gallery," and uncheck it.
 

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Does it only popup when opening the gallery app? Or does it happen randomly?

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It wasn't there overnight or until I opened gallery 2 hours ago. It may have popped and disappeared earlier of course, I didn't look at my phone much earlier today. It's currently off after consistently coming on.
I cannot untick Dropbox either now in Gallery settings. It will say I can only use one Dropbox account at a time so touching it triggers adding another account. Same with Google sync in Gallery settings, touching it asks do you want to start a new account or use existing.
I have Gallery set for wifi only, so as soon as I walk in to a cafe from my car currently, or have a wifi connection it will download, I think. I can't find a setting to deactivate sync in Gallery. It looks like they've won.
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"Picasa" is specifically for the old Gallery app. If you don't want it to sync, go to Settings>Accounts-Google>[your Google account], and look for either "Picasa" or "Gallery," and uncheck it.

Thanks. Neither is there in the account, see above, but that's helpful.
I will uninstall it, reboot, clear cache in recovery and reinstall.
I remember when I first had the phone, Gallery was not there for sharing, but Picasa was. It changed by itself. Never had the app.
I need an hour out and I'll try that.

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Oops no. I can't uninstall Gallery can I.

*Yeah. I will look on my Google account and Picasa on a pc in a few hours and take it from there.*
*It may have temporarily stopped notifying after I ticked the Dropbox to sync with Gallery as well, but then could not untick either. *

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Thanks. Neither is there in the account, see above, but that's helpful.

You might be misunderstanding me, or I might be misunderstanding you. In your screenshots above, I don't see the screen that details all of the Google components that you can check or uncheck for sync. Go to Settings, then under Accounts tap Google, then tap your Google email address. That should give you this screen:

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Now, I also realized that Google recently changed the labels for photos that sync with Gallery and photos that sync with Photos, and it's hella confusing. "Google Photos" (near the top of the image) is for Gallery, and used to be called Picasa. "Google+ Photos" (at the bottom) is for the Photos app. I just tested this out myself by going to Settings>Apps>All, selecting Gallery, and Clearing Data, while also unchecking "Google Photos" as mentioned above. This cleared out the Gallery's web albums, but left the locally stored photos alone; and the Google+ Photos app continued to show all of its web albums. When I went and checked "Google Photos" again, it started syncing, and when I went back to Gallery, all of the web albums started repopulating.

Hope this wasn't too confusing ...
 

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You might be misunderstanding me, or I might be misunderstanding you. In your screenshots above, I don't see the screen that details all of the Google components that you can check or uncheck for sync. Go to Settings, then under Accounts tap Google, then tap your Google email address. That should give you this screen:

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Now, I also realized that Google recently changed the labels for photos that sync with Gallery and photos that sync with Photos, and it's hella confusing. "Google Photos" (near the top of the image) is for Gallery, and used to be called Picasa. "Google+ Photos" (at the bottom) is for the Photos app. I just tested this out myself by going to Settings>Apps>All, selecting Gallery, and Clearing Data, while also unchecking "Google Photos" as mentioned above. This cleared out the Gallery's web albums, but left the locally stored photos alone; and the Google+ Photos app continued to show all of its web albums. When I went and checked "Google Photos" again, it started syncing, and when I went back to Gallery, all of the web albums started repopulating.

Hope this wasn't too confusing ...

Yes, you got it now. But something changed in the last half hour while walking. It's showing now it synced 2 hours ago.

When the Google sync page was in red/cannot sync it wouldn't open the list. I remember your screenshot of course now I have seen it.
I unticked Picasa in the screnshot (and I will remove it) but I wish I had looked if it had synced as well. Would it have uploading 2gb of photos on 3G in a park? Would KitKat have installed the Picasa option and ticked all those boxes. I don't think I had them all ticked.

I will work on the rest of your helpful post later, and see if all is finally well.

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Would it have uploading 2gb of photos on 3G in a park?

Syncing only syncs thumbnails (not the full sized photos), and won't upload any photos. The only way photos are automatically uploaded is if you have the Auto Backup setting on. So the amount of data synced is pretty minimal. Glad this helped!
 

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Would it have uploading 2gb of photos on 3G in a park?

Syncing only syncs thumbnails (not the full sized photos), and won't upload any photos. The only way photos are automatically uploaded is if you have the Auto Backup setting on. So the amount of data synced is pretty minimal. Glad this helped!

Would KitKat have installed the Picasa option and ticked all those boxes. I don't think I had them all ticked.

I think the default is to have them all checked, but I'm not sure.
 

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