Update: this is an old post, I suggest you read How to Use Picasa on Multiple Computers – The Updated Definitive Guide instead.
Has anyone spent ours of labeling, captioning, editing your favorite photos in Picasa only to discover that all this information is buried so deeply within Picasa, that there is no (easy) way to copy it over to another computer?
Picasa is great, but I can’t believe I am the only one who likes to have a backup set of my photo albums on another computer … all the “value added” information in Picasa is lost.
Can’t wait for Release 3.0!!!
All Picasa database, label .. etc info is stored in the C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Picasa2 directory. As long as both PC’s have the same directory / windows user structure and both are XP, copying the directory will save all the Picasa metada to the new PC.
Update 2 (12/01):
See my other post on how to keep your Picasa albums in sync on multiple PC’s.