Our January trip to Central America was hijacked by Covid
We weren’t sick, no symptoms at all, but we tested positive for Covid and were immediately transferred to a hotel in San Salvador. By the time we tested negative, the tour was long gone so we just flew home! Assuming we are successful with our trip insurance claim, we will try again with the Route of the
Maya trip later.
Classes in January
During the past month we presented 2 private classes over Zoom on using Snapseed for Photo editing. You can review the class materials at the link below. They will be public until mid-February when it changes to members only.
Google Photos: What is the best way to give my kids all the photos I have of them?
Do you want to give a bunch of photos to someone? If you both use Google Photos, it’s fast and easy. You share an album, the person you share with saves the contents to their Google Photos account and makes their own album. This article and video will teach you how.
When we taught Snapseed for our “What does this Button Do?” show last Sunday, a viewer asked if there was a way to have text appear below a photo rather than right on it. I answered, “No” Snapseed can only edit the photo, it has no way to
add captions and then display them below the photo. BUT, I kept thinking about it, and I discovered a way to add a black bottom border to the photo and then add text to that. Here are the steps:
And, how about our earliest tutorial videos! Video 001 is all about customizing your windows desktop. How to change the wallpaper, add shortcut icons, and use the taskbar. The video was recorded using Windows XP, but it’s surprising how applicable it still is. Video 008 is about Cut, Copy, and Paste – another universal topic. And #008 is one of my favorite topics, Blogs!
We were so excited to get this email from Sue Hepler. So I don’t have to tell you about how good my book is! You can listen to Sue!
“I just received my new Google Photos book from you. Came home, heated up a cup of soup, plopped down at the table and opened your book for the first time. I just grabbed a chunk of pages at random and came to Chapter 5. I read page 73 about archiving. I’ve never used archive before because I didn’t really understand it and didn’t think I’d ever need it. Now I think it is a MIRACLE!!!!
My biggest problem of scrolling through all our photos by date is the issue of seeing all the housewatch photos we take on a daily basis. NOW (thanks to you) I know I just have to select them and hit archive. I still have the photos if I should need them for future reference but I don’t have to scroll through them all to get to the one or two photos I took that I want for my blog or for personal use.
THANK YOU!!!! If I hadn’t ordered your book, I would never have realized a simple solution to my ongoing problem (annoyance).
You remain WONDER WOMAN in my world. I am a HUGE fan.
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Smartphone and Technology Teacher, Writer, and Video Producer. Chris loves to learn and loves to teach. She also loves to travel and to scuba dive. From 2003-2017 she traveled the country in an RV with her husband, Jim offering technology seminars at RV rallies, computer clubs, and senior centers. Now they travel the world and continue teaching on their website, GeeksOnTour.com, over Zoom, and on their YouTube channel. Specializing in the use of Google Photos, Chris teaches people how to get control of the thousands of photos and videos taken with both phones and cameras these days. She is designated by Google as a Diamond leve Product Expert for Google Photos.