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In Picasa 3 Essential Training, Dane Howard demonstrates how the latest upgrade of this free program from Google will allow photographers to organize, share, and edit digital photos more easily and effectively than ever before. Dane shows newcomers and experienced users how to archive and share photos from a desktop or online. Exercise files accompany the course, but using personal media is encouraged.
Next thing I'm going to talk about adding a custom button to the Picasa Task Tray. The buttons down here below are extensible, which means that they are an open framework that developers can develop against and create their own custom icons for services. This is super helpful if you belong to a social network or you have a particular website that you wanted to sent your photos directly up towards. So let me give you an example. I've opened up a browser and I've logged into my Facebook account. If you have a Facebook account, go ahead and go to the Applications folder and go ahead and browse More Applications.
You'll be looking at a page similar to this. Up in these search applications, go ahead and search for Picasa. Now Picasa is pretty popular. It has quite a bit of applications on it. The one that you'll be interested in is the one that allows you to add a simple button to Picasa itself. Go ahead and click on that. You can see that the screenshot is very helpful, and you can see that it will add a Facebook service, and button to your Picasa application itself. Go ahead and go to this application.
It gives you a nice installer. It gives you a chance to install it directly. Go ahead click on that now. Go ahead and select Picasa as the application and select OK. To Confirm, go ahead and confirm that you want that button to be placed directly inside your tray. Notice the Configure Application dialog comes up. Remember how we removed the Geo-Tag and there is an available button now called Facebook. Go ahead and add that to your current list of buttons. Once selecting, select OK.
Now we have a custom Facebook button that allows me to take photographs and movies and send them directly up to the Facebook social network.
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