Ruth's Genealogy

“I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” -Abraham Lincoln

I have been trying to figure out how to safeguard my Mom’s red photo album. It’s at least 50 years old and most of the photos are either stuck in place or taped in place, so removing them to another “archive”-type album is out of the question. The pages are about 12″x12″, so they are too big for my scanner. So I am resolved to scanning each image individually and then creating a “virtual” photo album of the same size and then adding the scanned images in the original configuration as the red album. (I’m too cheap to go to Kinko’s! 🙂 ) Yesterday I hunted around the ‘Net to find a program that would create my virtual album. I settled on Picasa and promptly tried to download it…

SLAM! A messaged popped up in Firefox’s Downloads Manager telling me I couldn’t download it, probably because it was a .exe file. How rude! I know, I know, malicious code and all that stuff. But I’m careful with my downloads and have never brought any critters into my computer.

So, I started trying to figure out how to change the security set-up. About 3 hours later and still no Picasa! Then I sent a message to Denise of Family Matters. When I checked my email this morning, Denise had sent me an email, and in about 5 minutes my problem was solved and Picasa was busy setting up housekeeping on my hard drive. Thank you, Denise!


3 thoughts on “A technical problem…RESOLVED!

  1. Denise Olson says:

    You’re very welcome. I was glad I could help. Looking forward to seeing the results of your reconstructed album.


  2. onepointintime says:

    About the move to GenCircles:

    Well, WorldConnect’s ads were getting more annoying and more tacky every time I stopped by. Just had enough of it; plus I need a change every now and then!

    Yes, Ancestry is getting very unpopular lately, I’ve noticed. I think they’re doing relatively okay…so far…but might be headed in the wrong direction. Overall I find Ancestry very useful, but from what I hear going around the internet, many users would probably disagree with me.

    WorldConnect, if you can live with the ads, is pretty functional, though. I’m also considering moving the tree to Tribal Pages…you should check it out, many features.


  3. miriammidkiff says:

    What would we do without all the wonderful tech gurus in genealogy blogland!

    Another great online photo place is Footnote…yes, Footnote! You can add photos to your gallery with a free account (you don’t have to pay the subscription fee), and you control the content (they’ll never own your pictures). You can also annotate them like you can do on Flickr…you know, put boxes around people’s faces and list who they are…especially nice in those large group photos where people aren’t standing in neat rows. The boxes and labels aren’t visible until you hover over them with your mouse.

    I also love Picasa, and use their online albums frequently.

    Sounds like you’re having fun!


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