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I'm working with windows 7 pc. I have too many places where my photos are kept and I know it's taking up loads of space. I have picasa, windows photo gallery, hp smart photo, real player cloud...I obviously don't know what I'm doing...I also have an iphone. My objective is to be able to load pics and videos up to my computer, edit them, share them or email them. I use my iphone and camera to upload the pics.
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  1. How bout getting an external hard drive or adding a hard drive to your computer for more space. Then you can add all the photos and videos on that hard drive (or external drive) so you know where they are. If you get an external one you can also take it with you and use it on your laptop.
  2. Is the issue you have too many programs you are using and devices or the fact that they are located in different places on the computer? The photos may all be in one place on the computer, the default is My Pictures in your user profile. Just because you use different programs to view the pictures does not mean that they are all over the place. iPhone may stick things in the iTunes directory though, you can check the properties for the pictures to see where exactly they are kept. If you use your iPhone to sync things, you may want to use iTunes to manage your pictures, although Picasa is great.

    Using an external drive for permanent storage is not a great idea, unless you also get a second drive to keep backups on. Hopefully you already have a backup drive right? If not, get one.
  3. I'm sorry I guess I didn't make myself clear...My issue isn't storage I have plenty......I'm not computer literate. If you need an oil painting or stained glass window I'm your man (woman) but no idea what I'm doing with computers. my issue is...... I have all these different programs as I had mentioned when all I want to do is upload pictures and videos from my iphone or camera to the computer and minimally edit them eg: rotate or crop then post to facebook or email them. ...one suggestion was use itunes ( which I'm not familiar with but have) but when I click on Itunes it just gives me music options...Am I supposed to use icloud? and isn't realplayer cloud the same? see my confusion? Sorry guys I'm trying to learn...I'm 66 years old and frustrated...in a computer sense that is :)
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    If Picasa can read the iPhone data, you can use just that program to index, view, edit and upload things. The photos will be saved to your My Pictures folder by default.
  5. hang-the-9 said:
    If Picasa can read the iPhone data, you can use just that program to index, view, edit and upload things. The photos will be saved to your My Pictures folder by default.
  6. I know I love picasa but my videos aren't loading up right they have the sound but no picture they are just showing a blank grey no pic
  7. philomena said:
    I know I love picasa but my videos aren't loading up right they have the sound but no picture they are just showing a blank grey no pic


    That may be because you are missing the player for that format. Install VLC Media Player and see if that will play your movies. You may need to install Quicktime on your computer.
  8. I have quicktime....I think my problem is I have so many programs and I don't have them set up correctly ....so if I use picasa and quicktime I should be able to play the videos on picasa? Maybe I should delete all the other stuff ...like realplayer cloud and HP mediasmart ugh I ha XPS viewer too ha I have everything and nothings working
  9. hang-the-9 said:
    philomena said:
    I know I love picasa but my videos aren't loading up right they have the sound but no picture they are just showing a blank grey no pic


    That may be because you are missing the player for that format. Install VLC Media Player and see if that will play your movies. You may need to install Quicktime on your computer.
  10. I wish i could copy all the programs I have to show you what i have and I'll know what's not necessary
  11. philomena said:
    I wish i could copy all the programs I have to show you what i have and I'll know what's not necessary


    There is no-one you know that is good with computers that can take a look at yours? There are often people advertizing system cleanup services on craigslist for pretty cheap, but you'd have to be careful as some barely know what they are doing themselves.
  12. is your computer a pc or a amc?
  13. it's windows 7 64 bit
  14. My son comes every couple of months but that doesn't help me now :(
  15. Is there any way to copy the content of my program list to show you what I have?
  16. Acrobat.com Adobe Systems Incorporated 5/28/2010 2.1.0.0
    Adobe AIR Adobe Systems Incorporated 6/4/2012 3.2.0.2070
    Adobe Flash Player 13 ActiveX Adobe Systems Incorporated 4/28/2014 6.00 MB 13.0.0.206
    Adobe Flash Player 13 Plugin Adobe Systems Incorporated 4/28/2014 6.00 MB 13.0.0.206
    Adobe Reader XI (11.0.06) Adobe Systems Incorporated 1/17/2014 127 MB 11.0.06
    Apple Application Support Apple Inc. 3/7/2014 93.2 MB 3.0.1
    Apple Mobile Device Support Apple Inc. 3/7/2014 22.7 MB 7.1.1.3
    Apple Software Update Apple Inc. 7/13/2011 2.38 MB 2.1.3.127
    Bing Bar Microsoft Corporation 2/20/2014 26.8 MB 7.0.850.0
    Bonjour Apple Inc. 8/17/2012 1.46 MB 3.0.0.10
    Canon Easy-WebPrint EX 5/28/2010
    Canon IJ Network Scan Utility 3/22/2013
    Canon IJ Network Tool Canon Inc. 3/22/2013 3.1.1
    Canon Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax Extended Survey Program 9/25/2011
    Canon MP Navigator EX 3.0 9/25/2011
    Canon MP560 series MP Drivers Canon Inc. 3/22/2013
    Canon MP560 series User Registration 9/25/2011
    Canon Utilities Easy-PhotoPrint EX 9/25/2011
    Canon Utilities My Printer 9/25/2011
    Canon Utilities Solution Menu 9/25/2011
    CCleaner Piriform 10/24/2012 3.24
    Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system Microsoft Corporation 4/9/2014 319 MB 12.0.6612.1000
    CyberLink DVD Suite Deluxe CyberLink Corp. 1/12/2010 36.1 MB 7.0.2115
    DVD Menu Pack for HP MediaSmart Video Hewlett-Packard 1/12/2010 100 MB 3.1.3224
    Google Talk Plugin Google 4/30/2014 12.7 MB 5.3.1.18536
    Google+ Auto Backup Google, Inc. 4/2/2014 7.11 MB 1.0.25.133
    Google+ Auto Backup Google 1/9/2014 6.76 MB 1.0.21.81
    Hardware Diagnostic Tools PC-Doctor, Inc. 1/22/2010 6.0.5247.34
    HP Advisor Hewlett-Packard 1/12/2010 49.7 MB 3.3.9512.3162
    HP Games WildTangent 1/22/2010 1.0.0.71
    HP MediaSmart Demo Hewlett-Packard 1/12/2010 45.4 MB 1.00.0000
    HP MediaSmart DVD Hewlett-Packard 1/12/2010 96.7 MB 3.1.3317
    HP MediaSmart Music/Photo/Video Hewlett-Packard 1/12/2010 314 MB 3.1.3422
    HP MediaSmart SmartMenu Hewlett-Packard 1/12/2010 1.95 MB 3.1.0.1
    HP MediaSmart/TouchSmart Netflix Hewlett-Packard 1/12/2010 9.61 MB 1.0.2.0
    HP Odometer Hewlett-Packard 1/12/2010 48.0 KB 2.10.0000
    HP Remote Solution Hewlett-Packard 1/12/2010 1.1.11.0
    HP Setup Hewlett-Packard 1/12/2010 1.2.3560.3170
    HP Support Assistant Hewlett-Packard Company 1/17/2014 80.2 MB 7.4.45.4
    HP Support Information Hewlett-Packard 1/12/2010 160 KB 10.1.0002
    HP Update Hewlett-Packard 1/12/2010 2.96 MB 5.001.000.014
    HTC BMP USB Driver HTC 6/4/2012 284 KB 1.0.5375
    HTC Driver Installer HTC Corporation 6/4/2012 2.09 MB 3.0.0.021
    HTC Sync HTC Corporation 6/4/2012 47.0 MB 3.2.20
    IHA_MessageCenter Verizon 12/8/2012 9.15 MB 1.8.70
    Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology Intel Corporation 1/12/2010 9.5.0.1037
    Internet TV for Windows Media Center Microsoft Corporation 6/1/2010 13.6 MB 4.2.2.0
    iTunes Apple Inc. 3/7/2014 215 MB 11.1.5.5
    Java 7 Update 45 Oracle 6/25/2013 129 MB 7.0.450
    Java 7 Update 45 (64-bit) Oracle 10/28/2013 118 MB 7.0.450
    Java SE Development Kit 7 Update 10 Oracle 12/30/2012 181 MB 1.7.0.100
    Java SE Development Kit 7 Update 11 (64-bit) Oracle 1/19/2013 189 MB 1.7.0.110
    LabelPrint CyberLink Corp. 1/12/2010 230 MB 2.5.2017
    LightScribe System Software LightScribe 1/12/2010 23.9 MB 1.18.8.1
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 2.0.1.1004 Malwarebytes Corporation 4/29/2014 53.1 MB 2.0.1.1004
    Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1 Microsoft Corporation 2/24/2014 38.8 MB 4.5.50938
    Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 Microsoft Corporation 9/25/2013 14.0.7015.1000
    Microsoft Security Essentials Microsoft Corporation 4/3/2014 4.5.216.0
    Microsoft Silverlight Microsoft Corporation 3/12/2014 199 MB 5.1.30214.0
    Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU] Microsoft Corporation 1/12/2010 1.72 MB 3.1.0000
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update kb973923 - x64 8.0.50727.4053 Microsoft Corporation 6/20/2010 260 KB 8.0.50727.4053
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update kb973923 - x86 8.0.50727.4053 Microsoft Corporation 6/20/2010 250 KB 8.0.50727.4053
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Microsoft Corporation 6/16/2011 300 KB 8.0.61001
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64) Microsoft Corporation 1/12/2010 708 KB 8.0.61000
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.17 Microsoft Corporation 1/12/2010 788 KB 9.0.30729
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    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.6161 Microsoft Corporation 6/16/2011 788 KB 9.0.30729.6161
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.21022 Microsoft Corporation 5/17/2011 1.41 MB 9.0.21022
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.17 Microsoft Corporation 1/12/2010 596 KB 9.0.30729
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148 Microsoft Corporation 1/12/2010 596 KB 9.0.30729.4148
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161 Microsoft Corporation 6/16/2011 600 KB 9.0.30729.6161
    Microsoft Works Microsoft Corporation 10/11/2012 833 MB 9.7.0621
    MobileMe Control Panel Apple Inc. 7/13/2011 11.9 MB 3.1.6.0
    Movie Theme Pack for HP MediaSmart Video Hewlett-Packard 1/12/2010 332 MB 3.1.3310
    Mozilla Firefox 28.0 (x86 en-US) Mozilla 3/31/2014 55.3 MB 28.0
    Mozilla Maintenance Service Mozilla 3/31/2014 338 KB 28.0
    MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430) Microsoft Corporation 5/14/2010 1.27 MB 4.20.9870.0
    MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688) Microsoft Corporation 5/14/2010 1.33 MB 4.20.9876.0
    MSXML 4.0 SP3 Parser Microsoft Corporation 6/4/2012 1.47 MB 4.30.2100.0
    MSXML 4.0 SP3 Parser (KB2721691) Microsoft Corporation 7/11/2012 1.53 MB 4.30.2114.0
    MSXML 4.0 SP3 Parser (KB2758694) Microsoft Corporation 1/9/2013 1.54 MB 4.30.2117.0
    MSXML 4.0 SP3 Parser (KB973685) Microsoft Corporation 6/6/2012 1.53 MB 4.30.2107.0
    NVIDIA Display Control Panel NVIDIA Corporation 2/25/2012 6.14.12.5936
    NVIDIA Graphics Driver 296.19 NVIDIA Corporation 9/25/2013 296.19
    NVIDIA PhysX NVIDIA Corporation 1/12/2010 120 MB 9.09.0814
    NVIDIA Update 1.7.12 NVIDIA Corporation 9/25/2013 1.7.12
    Octoshape add-in for Adobe Flash Player 3/11/2011
    Picasa 3 Google, Inc. 6/3/2013 3.9
    Picasa Uploader UNKNOWN 6/3/2013 0.6
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    Power2Go CyberLink Corp. 1/12/2010 169 MB 6.0.3304
    PowerDirector CyberLink Corp. 1/12/2010 522 MB 7.0.3503
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    Realtek High Definition Audio Driver Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 1/12/2010 6.0.1.6196
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  17. Oh wow I did it!!! ok based on what I said in my first question...do I really need all the programs that have to do with photos and pics if I use picasa again I need to upload pics and videos to computer and have the ability to minimally edit post to facebook or email I have an iphone and camera that I use for pics and video ...I also dont use HP programs should I get rid of them?
  18. Keep these form HP
    HP MediaSmart DVD Hewlett-Packard 1/12/2010 96.7 MB 3.1.3317
    HP Setup Hewlett-Packard 1/12/2010 1.2.3560.3170
    HP Support Assistant Hewlett-Packard Company 1/17/2014 80.2 MB 7.4.45.4
    HP Support Information Hewlett-Packard 1/12/2010 160 KB 10.1.0002
    HP Update Hewlett-Packard 1/12/2010 2.96 MB 5.001.000.014

    The rest can go.

    There is not that much extra on your system, although the WildTangent stuff is not too good, it's well known to act as spyware.
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