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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.
We are going to talk a little bit more about the Photo Tray and how to use it and how to best kind of gather your work across a number of your pieces of your folders and albums. Remember in a previous movie I created this online album called "walks to remember" and I liked that premise very much. On any particular vacation, there will be a subject matter, which might be walks to remember, and these might be a handful photographs that go across your organizational paradigm. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to zoom into some photographs here and I'm going to start moving through them very quickly.
To date, we haven't really gone into the Detail View that much. The Detail View can be accessed just about anytime, just by double-clicking. Remember we went into that one mode where I can click to move out just by adjusting the Tools > Options. So I'm going to scroll down and I'm going be jogging a little bit of memory here of certain walks that are worth remembering. I remember this particular photograph and I'm going to tack it in. I loved being near the Big Ben and I loved my walk in London here.
There was a night walk that was really great after dinner as well. Certainly, the walk in the morning around the Louvre. That was fantastic. So all of these have this context that I'm adding to, which is walks to remember. So one of the things that I'm going to do and I have been able to move across these galleries by pinning everything into my tray. Well, what's really nice is I can select things from my tray itself and what's really cool is I can drag those directly into any item here and I'm just going to drag this over to that existing gallery that I created called a walk to remember.
So let's do that now. So I have seven items in this album called walks to remember. Well, remember this was an online album. Now if you recall, you can see a really neat little icon here. I'll zoom in to show you. This icon represents something that I've already uploaded. So you can see here there is 1 file(s) edited, View online: public (1). So this is something that's really powerful about creating and editing online album. So I've got something, I'm going to right-click called Edit Album Description.
Now what I've got here, because I have uploaded one album online, think of now I have two versions. So I have the local version and I have the online version. And online, I've got this folder called walks to remember. I've got the creation date, the place taken. Since these were taken in multiple places, I may or may not want to put a particular location. I may just want to say well, this all happened in Europe. The context is still the same; photos that remind of great walk and visuals. So what I want to do is something that they've added here called Sync to Web. I'm just going to toggle this on.
Now this is pretty cool. Sync Album to Web. What does that mean? Upload this album and all the contents and everything will be automatically uploaded and synchronized with the web. Let's look at some of the settings that this has given us. Well, remember back when we went to Tools > Options and we had some of these web album settings? Well, these are the some of the ones that are going to come into place. So here I can have a recommended size. So you can see that's not too big, but not too small, and it will be a nice viewing experience online and then the online, I want to basically have my web albums have public or private.
So let's talk about that real quick. So the default here is Unlisted. Think of this as unlisted phone number where no one can discover it, no one will find it. It won't be indexed and it will only be seen by those that you share it with. Now Public is a little different. Public is that all of your private and metadata will be online. It'll be searchable. It can be discovered. So in a way, both of these can be shared, but you have a little bit more control over the unlisted version. Then last one is much like of a private album where Sign-in is required to view.
So you may distribute a very specific sign- in or a specific private access to this album. This one is fine as Unlisted and I can go ahead and hit OK. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to say Yes to this and what it's going to do as you can see that the synchronizing is happening and the uploading is happening. Well, this possible because I'm logged in. As we move into this part of educating you into the type of benefits of the differences between the online version versus the local version.
This is where the power of web albums start to come to life. So in the upper right here, you can see that I'm logged-in. There are really two states. There is the logged-in state and the logged-out state. What we want to be able to do is benefit from the standpoint of being logged-in while we are using Picasa. We can leverage the web album seamlessly and now that you can see that icon has changed. You can see that every thing is synchronized beautifully up online. Later, we are going to go on are we are going to view this online and I'll show you exactly how that can be done.
What we'll do is I'll go back to my travels and my London trip really quick and I'll add one more photograph to this and I'll show you the power of what this means. I'm going to add this little photograph from my Notting Hill. I'm going to drag it over to walks to remember. Now notice, as soon as I have added that, the Synchronize button has been there and as if I've just added the photograph and it's automatically synchronized online. So I have a mirror between what's local and what's online.
This is a fantastic way to start to build relationships between online albums and local albums. So let's think about that when you start to build online sharing experiences.
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