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.
The first time you open Picasa it will scan your computer to find your pictures. It has a couple of questions for you to answer first. This video explains what you should answer to those questions and why.
The latest version of Picasa (3.8) has made a big improvement in sorting. You can manually sort pictures in Picasa just by dragging them around and, now, if you upload those pictures to the web using the ‘Synchronize’ feature, they will keep your manual sort order.
We advocate monthly backups or ‘Archives’ because the pictures they backed up may be removed from my computer altogether. I know that I can find a picture from August of 2004 by going to my archive of disks regardless of what computer I happen to be using and what is on it. This video lesson uses my monthly system and shows you, step-by-step how to do your backups using Picasa.
2016 update: Today it is easiest to backup to the cloud using Google Photos – see the videos here.
Any time you search for something the search results can be shown as a temporary album. With the temporary album selected, you can play a slideshow, create a collage or a movie with all the pictures in the temporary album. You can also Export, Upload, Email, Shop, or anything you can do with pictures in the selection tray. This video lesson will show you how.
The ‘People’ collection in Picasa are special albums created automatically by the face recognition feature. By default, Picasa just displays the face for you, but the whole picture is there, you just need to click on the right button, this video lesson will show you how.