When you first install Picasa 3.9, you’ll see a big difference at the bottom of the screen. There are only 4 buttons where there used to be many more. This video will show you how to put them back – or use the menus for the same functionality.
Picasa 3.9 was released in December 2011. This video goes thru the installation process, and gives a quick look at my favorite new feature … Borders.
Connect your camera to the computer by whatever method is provided with your camera – usually a USB cable, maybe a card reader. A popup menu with options should appear, and you can select ‘Copy pictures and view them using Picasa3.’ The Picasa Import screen has several options – this video will explain them and [Click for the rest ...]
Throughout these tutorials, and in many aspects of using Picasa, you’ll need to know how to select the pictures you want to work on. Notice, whenever you click on one picture in the Library, you will see a blue outline on that picture *and* it will also appear at the lower left in the ‘Selection [Click for the rest ...]
In the Library view, Picasa normally shows your folders in what is called ‘Flat Folder View. If you want to see nested folders, just like you would in Windows Explorere, just click ‘Tree View’. This video will explain and show you how:
Picasa will help you rename or delete photos. They will be renamed on your computer, just like you had used Windows Explorer, but easier. This video will show you how:
Captions are the easiest way to add some identification to a photo. Anything you type here will be searchable. It will also be viewable in slideshows, or when printing or uploading. This video will show you how:
Please backup your photos! They are so precious. If something happens to your computer, you want to have a copy of your photos on some other media. We recommend backing up to CDs. Picasa makes this *very* easy. This video will show you how:
Picasa has this magical feature called Albums. An album is like a virtual folder or a category. You can go thru all your pictures and find the best photos of the Grand Canyon, marking them for a ‘Grand Canyon’ album. You haven’t moved the pictures, you haven’t copied them, you’ve just created a list of [Click for the rest ...]