A few years back, before the introduction of Google Photos and Google+, Picasa was the photo sharing service and management product that was maintained by Google. Now, the recent topic that has come as a shock to the Picasa fans is that the service will be shut down by Google. Well, it will be continued for the existing users to take a look at their photos, download them and delete them, but there will be no option to add new photos to the application or update the same. If you can remember, there were no improvements made to the Picasa software lately as an indication of discontinuing the service.
If you are worried where to save your photos, you can use the Google Photos to do the same. To be clear, both Google Photos and Picasa will take you to the same image database. Even if you do not want to use the Google Photos platform, the Picasa web albums will be loaded to it automatically, and you can access them directly from it. You can add new web albums, organize the existing ones and so on using Google Photos. These changes will be effective from May 1, 2016, and so you have enough time to do the changes that you want before Picasa is shut.
While there is over a couple of months time to discontinue Picasa, Google will stop supporting the application’s desktop version as early as March 1, 2016. If you want to make any changes to it, you can do it before the end of this month. Google has been prepping a slew of new photo products for some years, and it has become evident now. With the current generation applications, there should not be much for the Picasa users to miss, and so it will be easy to get used to these changes over time.