Picasa for Mac Import Problems: After Copying Grayed Out

Tech Supporton September 15th, 20107 Comments

We like Picasa for the Mac much better than iPhoto, so it was a real problem when the latest version of Picasa would no longer allow us to choose what to do after importing our photos.  For some reason, the “After Copying” option in Picasa was grayed out and could not be selected anymore.  We have no idea what caused this, but luckily, the fix is relatively easy.

  1. Close Picasa
  2. Open Finder
  3. Double-click [username] -> Library -> Preferences
  4. Drag the file com.google.picasa.plist to the Trash (or to your Desktop if you’re worried about erasing this file)
  5. Re-open Picasa

Doing this will cause Picasa to reset some of its settings.  Your Albums, Folders, Collections, etc. will all still be there, but there are some minor settings you will have to reset like Picasaweb logins and any add-ons you may have installed. In addition, the “After Copying” option will no longer be grayed out and unavailable.