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Creating and editing a new online album


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Picasa 3 Essential Training

with Dane Howard

Video: Creating and editing a new online album

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.
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  1. 2m 9s
    1. Welcome
      1m 14s
    2. Using the exercise files
      55s
  2. 6m 40s
    1. What's new in Picasa 3
      3m 2s
    2. Downloading and installing Picasa on the PC
      2m 18s
    3. Downloading and installing Picasa on the Mac
      1m 20s
  3. 34m 6s
    1. Organizational paradigms
      5m 37s
    2. Exploring the interface
      3m 28s
    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 25s
    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 23s
    16. Sharing via Facebook
      1m 24s
    17. Sharing via Flickr
      2m 9s
    18. Uploading photos to SmugMug
      2m 24s
    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 15s
    1. Getting started
      3m 38s
    2. Creating web albums
      5m 54s
    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 57s
    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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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 and editing a new online album

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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