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Author Topic: Strange Behavior With Picasa  (Read 1855 times)

skywalka

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Strange Behavior With Picasa
« on: May 01, 2013, 11:25:56 PM »
Hi Mouser.

If I am running Picasa and I take a screenshot a file is created by Picasa: eg
C:\Users\username\Pictures\Picasa\Screen Captures\Fullscreen capture 2052013 11921 PM.bmp

If I delete that Picasa folder and take another screenshot the path will be recreated.

The file above is bmp but my preferences are set to png by default.  I'm also using a different naming structure.

Don't autosave captures is also enabled.

I am baffled as to why this is occurring.  Do you know why this is happening?

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Re: Strange Behavior With Picasa
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 06:05:52 AM »
This is Picassa being helpful ;) whether you want that help or not...

On my older Picasa install is made the folder under My Pics. There's no related settings in Options. I forget how I stopped it, and I dont have the most recent Picasa version - best do a search about how to stop it.
(I think I had to completely stop access to the folder - I see Folder Properties>Security/Permissions is set to 'deny')
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Re: Strange Behavior With Picasa
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 05:52:52 PM »
Where is Picasa getting the file from?  Some temp directory?

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Re: Strange Behavior With Picasa
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2013, 03:36:24 AM »
Where is Picasa getting the file from?  Some temp directory?

I presume it steals the printscreen key, and either makes the screenshot itself, or uses wiondow's screenshot capability (probably the latter, which makes a bmp and places it on the clipboard).

Why do you ask?
Tom

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Re: Strange Behavior With Picasa
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2013, 06:39:56 PM »
Just curious.

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Re: Strange Behavior With Picasa
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2013, 06:48:07 PM »
The real question is, what's the option to turn off this behavior, and if there is no option for it? Surely they would have an option for it.

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Re: Strange Behavior With Picasa
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2013, 01:51:24 PM »
The real question is, what's the option to turn off this behavior, and if there is no option for it? Surely they would have an option for it.

at the time when I installed Picasa (Nov. 2011) there was no option. Which was pretty bad (I found the permissions-workaround via search at the time). I havent updated Picasa since (never use it) so dont know current situation...
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