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  • Make your favorite utility the default app in Win10

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        Tracey Capen
        AskWoody MVP

        BEST UTILITIES By Deanna McElveen We love the many freeware utilities we’ve installed over the years — but Microsoft sure doesn’t. Take our photo edit
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        Morty
        AskWoody Plus

        I’m still on Win7 (I’m a last adopter). And I’ve been using IrfanView since Win95 (Hi, MOM). But I miss Picasa. It was the best for my low-tech photo needs. Are there any for-dummy alternatives for simple organizing and tweaking of photos? Until I find one, IrfanView is also my weapon of choice.

        Thanks again.

        • #2085141 Reply
          Paul T
          AskWoody MVP

          It’s still available on the web and the download appears kosher – matches my stored copy. Make sure it’s signed by Google – right click, Properties, Digital Signatures.

          cheers, Paul

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          • #2085587 Reply
            Morty
            AskWoody Plus

            Thank you!

            But, considering the hazards of out-of-support programs, is it safe to keep the old one running?

            Darn shame how Google kills good programs. It was great for organizing and tweaking pics; and for uploading them to Google Photos.

      • #2085608 Reply
        Bundaburra
        AskWoody Plus

        I am still using Picasa.  It works as well as ever, no problems.

        Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 2004

      • #2085662 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        I also use Picasa without issue.

        cheers, Paul

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