Picasa The Swiss army knife for digital pictures
Picasa – Outline of the Workshop • Overview • Installation • Move the pictures to your computer • Search your computer • Organize your pictures • Edit your pictures • Share your pictures • Appendix
Picasa • Wikipedia defines Picasa as:an image organizer and image viewer for organizing and editing digital photos, plus an integrated photo-sharingwebsite, originally created by a company named Lifescape (which at that time may have resided at Idealab) in 2002 and owned by Google since 2004. "Picasa" is a blend of the name of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, the phrase mi casa for "my house", and "pic" for pictures (personalized art). In July 2004, Google acquired Picasa and began offering it as a free download.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picasa
Picasa • A Google search for “Get started with Picasa web albums” returned about 960,000,000 results (0.27 seconds) that’s a little overwhelming, but gives you an idea of what’s available. The same search on YouTube returned about 2,830 results(http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Get+started+with+picasa+web+albums&aq=f) • YouTube is an excellent source for information on almost any subject. If you want to check it out go to www.youtube.com and search for “how do I change a light bulb” that will get you over 2000 hits.
Picasa – overviewDownload Download Picasa • Step by step Get it Here
Picasa – overviewInstall Step thru the check boxes.
Picasa – Move your pictures Put your pictures on your computer • Moving pictures to your PC. There’s a ton of videos here that will walk you thru the steps of getting your pictures on the computer. Try search for your particular camera model if need specific instructions. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOLkoX0BJek&feature=fvwrel • 4.5 minutes
Picasa – Organize your pictures • David Casuto shows us how to organize the pictures • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drf6OTywF6E&feature=player_embedded
Picasa –Edit your picturesLooking good Edit your pictures From Michael R. Mosall II Photography http://www.mosallphotography.com/2009/07/basic-picasa-editing-part-1.html 6 minutes http://www.mosallphotography.com/2009/07/basic-picasa-editing-part-2.html 3.5 minutes http://www.mosallphotography.com/2009/07/basic-picasa-editing-part-3.html 5 minutes
Picasa – Share your pictures General: http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?topic=14609 Email: http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?hl=en&topic=14202 Uploading: http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?hl=en&topic=16054 Printing: http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?hl=en&topic=9022 Collages, Movies, and Slideshows: http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?hl=en&topic=16057
Picasa- Appendix • Use Picasa to back your photos up http://helpmerick.com/how-to-backup-photos-using-picasa-video-tip.htm • Use Picasa to find duplicates • http://picasatutorials.com/2010/01/picasa-tip-finding-duplicate-pictures/