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Creating a blog post via email


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Picasa 3 Essential Training

with Dane Howard

Video: Creating a blog post via email

We're here inside of Blogger and I'm looking at one of my blogs, Visual Experiments. We just posted something directly to the blog using the interface. Well, I'm going to show you one other option. Now if you have a Blogger account, go over to the Settings here. This is really the main control panel once you login. If you're familiar with those Settings, you can start to go into Postings themselves or Settings. I want you to roll over this little part here called, Email & Mobile. So there is another way to get your posting directly up on to your website.
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  1. 2m 9s
    1. Welcome
      1m 14s
    2. Using the exercise files
      55s
  2. 6m 39s
    1. What's new in Picasa 3
      3m 2s
    2. Downloading and installing Picasa on the PC
      2m 17s
    3. Downloading and installing Picasa on the Mac
      1m 20s
  3. 34m 3s
    1. Organizational paradigms
      5m 36s
    2. Exploring the interface
      3m 27s
    3. Using the Task tray
      2m 28s
    4. Adding a custom button to the Task tray
      1m 48s
    5. Exploring the Help and Tools pulldown menus
      2m 58s
    6. Importing photos and movies from a camera or card reader
      3m 53s
    7. Searching and archiving your growing library
      5m 24s
    8. Remembering your memories
      6m 17s
    9. Using the new Desktop Photo Viewer
      2m 12s
  4. 29m 23s
    1. Using folders and albums
      4m 0s
    2. Tagging and rating your photos
      6m 58s
    3. Using filters effectively
      2m 51s
    4. Searching for photos
      4m 30s
    5. Deleting, hiding, and removing photos
      2m 46s
    6. Creating and editing a new online album
      5m 37s
    7. Screen captures made easy
      2m 41s
  5. 32m 21s
    1. Using the Basic Fixes palette
      4m 45s
    2. Using the Tuning palette
      1m 59s
    3. Using the Effects palette
      4m 32s
    4. Using the Retouch tool
      1m 32s
    5. Applying red-eye repair
      1m 10s
    6. Flirting with black & white, sepia, and tinting
      2m 55s
    7. Effective cropping and straightening
      6m 32s
    8. Adding captions, text, and watermarks
      3m 8s
    9. Using effects effectively
      3m 39s
    10. Batch-editing for speed
      2m 9s
  6. 1h 15m
    1. Creating and playing a slideshow
      2m 36s
    2. Creating gift CDs
      3m 53s
    3. Uploading photos
      6m 23s
    4. Emailing photos
      4m 50s
    5. Using the Share button to upload and email photos at the same time
      1m 18s
    6. Setting printing controls for local printing
      6m 10s
    7. Exporting photos
      4m 9s
    8. Advanced exporting to HTML galleries and Flash
      3m 19s
    9. Customizing your export templates
      3m 28s
    10. Reordering and customizing your share buttons
      2m 8s
    11. Printing commercially
      1m 57s
    12. Creating a collage
      5m 34s
    13. Creating and editing movies and uploading to YouTube
      6m 56s
    14. Blogging photos quickly using BlogThis!
      2m 43s
    15. Creating a blog post via email
      4m 22s
    16. Sharing via Facebook
      1m 24s
    17. Sharing via Flickr
      2m 9s
    18. Uploading photos to SmugMug
      2m 23s
    19. Posting photos from iPhone to your web album
      1m 39s
    20. Viewing web albums on the iPhone
      1m 8s
    21. Downloading and synchronizing web albums
      5m 7s
    22. Turning a web album into a live RSS feed
      2m 9s
  7. 42m 13s
    1. Getting started
      3m 38s
    2. Creating web albums
      5m 53s
    3. Organizing and reordering albums
      1m 54s
    4. Deleting an album
      1m 0s
    5. Adding locations to albums and images using the Album Map
      1m 56s
    6. Adding captions to albums
      1m 58s
    7. Adding tags in web albums
      1m 46s
    8. Changing General settings
      3m 11s
    9. Changing Email Notification settings
      41s
    10. Changing Privacy and Permissions settings
      5m 39s
    11. Changing Storage settings
      2m 9s
    12. Identifying people in photos using face recognition
      3m 21s
    13. Sharing web albums
      3m 16s
    14. Downloading albums and downloading images
      2m 34s
    15. Creating projects using the Download tab
      2m 5s
    16. Ordering prints
      1m 12s
  8. 17s
    1. Goodbye
      17s

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Picasa 3 Essential Training
3h 42m Beginner Jul 31, 2009

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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.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the Picasa interface
  • Creating and managing web albums
  • Integrating Picasa and iPhoto workflows
  • Writing captions and text for photos
  • Creating and editing slideshows and movies
  • Using face recognition and geo-tagging to organize albums
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Picasa
Author:
Dane Howard

Creating a blog post via email

We're here inside of Blogger and I'm looking at one of my blogs, Visual Experiments. We just posted something directly to the blog using the interface. Well, I'm going to show you one other option. Now if you have a Blogger account, go over to the Settings here. This is really the main control panel once you login. If you're familiar with those Settings, you can start to go into Postings themselves or Settings. I want you to roll over this little part here called, Email & Mobile. So there is another way to get your posting directly up on to your website.

So under this Posting Options, what might be very interesting to you is its ability to publish directly from email. What does that mean? Well, it means that your Blogger account in your particular blog, you can assign it a designated E-mail address. Now you wouldn't want to give this to anyone because this is only specific to you. And anything that's sent to this E- mail address goes up as a posting. This is my primary way of posting these days because I have a lot of ways to E-mail via my mobile phone, my iPhone, my Gmail, I have a lot of ways that I can go to directly to my Posting.

So what it gives you is the beginning of your E-mail address and then basically you can fill this in. And this ability to fill it in allows you to create a variable and how you're actually going to decide to write it down. And again, you can change this at anytime. And it gives you a couple of choices, like Publish it immediately, or just Save the emails as draft posts. This gives you a chance to put into a queue. Once you save that setting, then you can go directly to any E-mail client, and began posting. So what I'm going to do is I'm just going to save these Settings, and I'm going to go back to Picasa.

So let's take this scenario, I just published this one using the Blogger button. But what I'm going to do is I'm going to do a blog post but via E-mail this time. So I'm going to grab this one. I'm going to remove everything from my tray. I'm going to select this other image that I took, on sunset, and instead of hitting Blog This, I'm going to use a different kind of interface. I'm going to use the Email interface and I do it via Gmail. So here I have this E-mail address that I've set and instead of sending to someone, I'm going to send it to the website.

So I'm going to go down to this one that was the same E-mail address as my Blogger. And then in the title, this is really critical. The Subject is really going to be replaced with the title of the blog posting. I'm going to call this One of my favorites. That becomes the title of the blog entry. The attachment or any successive attachments will be inside the blog posting itself. And then this is inside the details. I'm actually going to write in a few of the things. So just by authoring E-mail, what's nice is I can post this directly to my Blogger account.

Additionally, I'm actually going to show and illustrate something else. I'm going to go and type in another thing and I'm going to send it to myself. And I'm going to send it directly to my Gmail account as well, so I have copy of it. So what's really nice is that I can start to add multiple people, and these things are destinations for my posting. So I begin to think differently about my photographs, particularly how E-mail is used as an interface for posting. Now if you have a Twitter account or a FriendFeed, a lot of the same principles can apply.

Even Facebook, Facebook has its own destination as E-mail. Use this to your advantage and once you leverage the power of this, a lot of your services can be addressed by the E-mail address itself. I'm going to go ahead and hit Send, and it's basically going to send that off. It's going to resize it based on those preferences, and we're going to compare the difference in the Blogger account between what was posted through their interface and what's posted through Email. So we're back at the blog, and you can see it's already there.

You can see that One of my favorites, I loved the sunset... this time of day... This entry was sent via Email, which is so cool. Compare that with this entry here which looks exactly the same but it's minus this little Picasa button here. So again, love the ability to post from anywhere. And this workflow is something that I've started to use and leverage all the time and I want you to do the same. Enjoy the power of blogging from Picasa.

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