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 Explorer, 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. Don’t worry that this video was recorded with version 3.5 of Picasa, the caption feature still works the same in 3.9.
2016 update: Today it is easiest to backup to the cloud using Google Photos – see the videos here.
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 3.5 integrates with Google Maps. View Google Maps in the ‘Places’ pane. View photos in place, place photos on the map. Geotags follow the photo to Web Albums. The following video shows you how:
The following tutorial video helps you understand the position of command buttons on the screen informs you about what they do. An overview of the main Picasa screen, called the Library:
This video explains Picasa’s ‘Collections’ and how to customize the way you see all your folders. You can see them in Date order, Alphabetically, or in the same nested folder view that you normally view without Picasa. This video explains and shows you how.
This video is fairly advanced. It shows the steps for moving several folders around. Both to different hard drives and within one hard drive.
If you’ve ever used Picasa to play a slide show, you may have some trouble getting the pictures to play in your specified order. Even if you figured out how to get the order right in Picasa, you may have been very disappointed when that order didn’t ‘stick’ when you played the slideshow on your DVD player, or on someone else’s computer. This lesson will give you a way to handle that.
It’s important to understand the size of your pictures, this video lesson will explain. When you email, or upload to a Web Album, you usually do not want to send the full size file. Picasa makes it very easy and automatic to resize on emails or uploads. The only other way to resize a picture in Picasa is to use the Export command. This video was recorded using Picasa 2 – some of the buttons may look different but the procedure is still the same.