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Regarding Lightroom: Thanks re the Lightroom utility. Looks potentially rather useful

I have not experimented with it, as I do not have lightroom.

Regarding face recognition: In Picasa, face recognition seems to have always been independently carried out by the desktop app and thus not requiring any online Cloud-based/Google functionality, unless you wanted to link people's names/faces with their email address (the database for which would be in your online Gmail account). I therefore find it curious and somewhat telling that the Google marketing push - effectively shutting down Picasa and only partially replacing it with a new offering (Google Photos) - was to force the user into a seemingly unnecessary (i.e., not a user requirement or benefit) and sole reliance on Cloud functionality, thereby apparently creating/ensuring an increasingly more captive audience and owning unfettered access to an increasingly large amount of users' data (i.e., including the image databases).

it was an unfortunate move! That being said I'm very happy to hear that it works locally. If it ever stops working it looks like there might be a way of exporting the tag information to lightroom


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I have mainly used Picasa in isolation from google, (but on windows 7). Face recognition worked fine for me -- but I haven't used Picasa actively in a year or so.


Thank you Tomos.  Nice to know someone is still using it and it is working fine.

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I was curious if folks are still using Picasa 3 without any issue?
What I'm most interested in is a local directory and photo organizer. I'm curious if the face recognition still works in isolation from Google?
As an aside, it looks like there is a Picasa import for lightroom utility
http://picasa-lightroom.com/

"Latest News: Version 2.0 released 2/18/2017:  Overhauled and improved importing of People & Face regions. Now they are imported as native Lightroom people and face regions rather than just “People collections” as in previous versions. If you used a previous version of P2Lr and have face recognition from Picasa, please see this page: Importing People after using earlier version of P2Lr. "

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I cannot help with your broader question, however I was hit with a similar issue when the firefox scrapbook add-on I was using to save pages was killed by the quantum upgrade.  I have been using zotero, a research citation manager, that might meet some of your  requirements. It downloads with single click and has the ability to sort and search based on creation date. I found out that Zotero used the same engine as the scrapbook plug-in to create webpage snapshots. I had been happy with the quality of those snapshots.

It used to be that Zotero kind of lived in the browser as a plugin. However, now it is a standalone application (database) with plugins (it calls connectors) located in the browser.  As you surf, the Zotero plugin attempts to categorize the type of site you are on. The icon it displays will change based on how it categorizes the webpage. When you press the icon, it automatically creates a snapshot of the page AND does its best to pull the information that would be needed if you were citing the page in a paper. A small pop up in the right corner of the screen shows when it has started and when it has finished.  If it is a pdf, it will download the pdf and try and pull all the relevant information from the pdf.  The zotero indexs all of the web pages and pdfs so they are searchable. You can also navigate the the folder where all the saved web pages (or snapshots as they are called) are located. These are in Mhtml format.

While the file name will not have the date created in it as you would like, you have the file created date. In fact Zotero has an interesting "timeline" tool where you can organize your saved links (citations) as a timeline using various variables, including i believe the date created. https://www.zotero.o..._tutorials/timelines

At first, I was a little apprehensive about using Zotero because I do not want another application in my workflow. However, it has been open source for quite some time, it has a big following, and I have enjoyed the interface.  It also has an export feature I could see being useful should I need it.

 
Hope this helps

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