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Creating gift CDs

From: Picasa 3 Essential Training

Video: Creating gift CDs

So we've talked about demonstrating slideshows when people are at your computer. What if you wanted to share a slideshow with someone via CD or DVD? Well, in next movie, we are going to talk about that. This is called a Gift CD, and if you go directly up to any part of any shared folder, you are able to click on a Gift CD. Well, the Gift CD is very similar to archiving because it takes the media and creates a copy of it onto another piece of media. If you look at the previous movies when we talked about archiving you'll see a very similar interface.

Creating gift CDs

So we've talked about demonstrating slideshows when people are at your computer. What if you wanted to share a slideshow with someone via CD or DVD? Well, in next movie, we are going to talk about that. This is called a Gift CD, and if you go directly up to any part of any shared folder, you are able to click on a Gift CD. Well, the Gift CD is very similar to archiving because it takes the media and creates a copy of it onto another piece of media. If you look at the previous movies when we talked about archiving you'll see a very similar interface.

So one thing to note about creating a Gift CD or DVD is the size of the media. Now a CD is about 700 megabytes, but a DVD is much larger than that, up to almost 2 gigabytes. So one thing you want to do is make sure that when you reach into your packet of DVDs or CDs, make sure you know what size you are working with, because if it's a very small slideshow, you might just want a CD. So you may not have to fill it up, but the program will help you. Toss a CD or a DVD into the CD drive.

Make sure you have a CD writer or DVD writer. The next thing you want to do is navigate to the part of your library that you want to share. Click it anytime to create a Gift CD. To do that, you'll be presented with interface at the bottom, and what it did was captured everything that was in that particular folder. You can do this with albums. You can do this with folders. It will start to collect things for you. In fact, it gives you a nice button says Add More. To do that, it'll give you selection interface. So if I wanted to give a presentation about my Travels and my London trip and remove the Demo photos, I can do that very simply.

In previous movies, we also created a whole album about just Notting Hill. If I wanted to tell that story, provide that as well. So now what it does is it begins to add up all that media and begins to arrange it for you. Something is really nice to note is the calculation down here at the bottom. You can see here that there is a series of files that are being added up, and the megabyte estimation is starting to add up here, but what's really nice is that the CD or DVD equivalent is beginning to show you how large a disc you'll need.

If you only have CDs, don't worry. It will distribute the slideshow across multiple CDs. If you have a DVD Burner, it will add all that up because it's a larger capacity. The other thing nice to note here is the slideshow capability itself will be included on the disc. Photo Size is also very important, if you wanted to share this for a large format or if you wanted to share it with someone so that they could just do it for playback only, or the possibility of print, you may want to have the original size. This nice pull-down menu gives you a series of photo sizes that you may want to share.

Now again it will automatically compact the image for you and adjust the size. This will also adjust the calculation. So if I adjust the size here, you can see that my estimation went down considerably. So use this to your advantage if you want to share very large library, but you don't really want to give them the original files. This is very helpful. The next thing you want to do is name your CD. This is what will show up when the person puts it inside of their computer. Now let's call this Dane's Europe Trip.

The other thing that's nice is that it will include Picasa with it, which is your option to include or not, and this is sometimes helpful. This is Google's way of distributing and sharing this nice program that's including. In this example I'm not going to include it. You are all set to burn the disc. Make sure your disc or DVD is in the tray and the last thing you will do is select Burn Disc. For the purposes of this movie, I'm not going to actually burn the disc just to save some time, but you can explore this option on your own and have fun burning Gift CDs.

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Picasa 3 Essential Training

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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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