Picasa and Google Plus Photo Sync Troubleshooting:
Looks like we have two MAJOR bugs with Picasa and Google Plus Albums.
1. Google Plus now allows you to create online albums with a limit of 2000 photos per Album (Up from a previous limit of 1000). Unfortunately after the initial upload from Picasa you get a generic error when trying to sync albums larger then 1000 photos. (The resolution is to make sure all your Google Plus albums that sync to Picasa have less than 1000 photos in them)
2. Google Awesome creates really cool photos that stitch together more than one photo of the same person. This then sometimes gets tagged with the same person multiple times. When this happens Picasa automatically turns off the sync without any type of error message. (Go through every picture in the album and remove duplicate face matches)
This post helped me troubleshoot this issue: sync to web won t stay enabled | picasaresources
I have literally spent days working these cryptic bugs out. Lets hope that Google releases an update to Picasa some time soon. Alternately I would be happy to work directly with Google Plus if it offered an option to search AND manage IPTC / XMP tags efficiently as well as a nice way to store the photos locally for backup (ideally with an option to edit them offline ala picasa :-) #Picasa #googleplusphotos #troubleshooting #albumlimit #facetag #error