This video shows you how to download and install Picasa 3 for free from Google. Once it’s installed, you will need to specify what picture locations you want Picasa to watch. This video will explain and briefly mention the Picasa Photo Viewer and Google+ Auto Backup as well.
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 show you how to use it: Continue reading →
You don’t have to create new folders in order to organize your pictures. That is what ‘Albums’ are for. If you go to the Grand Canyon in the summer of 2008, do you put the pictures in a folder called Grand Canyon? Or a folder called Summer 2008? How about when you return to the Canyon in 2009? This video will explain: Continue reading →
When you double-click to open one single picture, you will notice that the left side no longer displays folders. Instead, you will see all the different editing options that you can perform on this single photo. Just a couple clicks can greatly improve your photos – and you can always Undo. This video will show you how:
The following tutorial video shows you how to use Folder Manager to include any folder in Picasa’s View. Also to exclude folders from Picasa’s view. If you want to watch another video on the same subject, try this older one: 153.Picasa’s Folder Manager.
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. The Picasa Tutorials article referenced in the video is Picasa Releases Version 3.9. And the video referenced about the Facebook button is face18.Picasa Uploade
It’s called Non-Destructive. Unlike other programs that tell you to make a copy before you start editing, Picasa handles your edits without destroying your original. As long as you use Picasa for all picture-related tasks, you don’t even need to save. If you do need to see your edited picture in some other program outside of Picasa, they you do need to save (or export) your changes. This video explains.
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 Tray.’ It’s this selection tray that you need to understand. The following video will show you how: