Is there a way to have separate installations of Picasa on the same computer


I use Picasa on my laptop to organize personal photo albums that I share with friends, and work photo albums that I use for project photos. I don't need any sort of heavy photo-editing software, so Picasa has worked great as a simple solution to organize my pictures.

However, I would like a separate installation of Picasa for each, corresponding to my separate personal and work Google accounts. This is for a whole list of reasons, for instance I don't want tags to be shared, and I don't want to accidentally open pictures of my friends drunk at a bar when I'm trying to show coworkers how my last engineering project turned out. You get the idea.

Best Answer

  • There is an application for that: PicasaStarter. It allows you to create multiple separate Picasa databases (set of pictures, tags etc.) and to select which one will be used during Picasa start. You can create different shortcuts to start Picasa with different databases.

    The software also allows sharing of a database between multiple users and it automates backup of the database.

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