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Creating and playing a slideshow


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Picasa 3 Essential Training

with Dane Howard

Video: Creating and playing a slideshow

Next, I'm going to talk about making slideshows. This scenario is that you invite someone over to your computer and you want to show them some of your images full screen, but there are a couple of ways to do it. First way is to find the media that you are looking for. So in this case, I've located Travels. But I may want to jump to the London trip. To do that, just click on the folder. If I go directly from here into the Play button, which is located at the top of every gallery, you can go ahead and go right into a slideshow from there. The default is that it goes full screen and it will present your images and immediately begin to cross- dissolve them according to the time that you've selected.
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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 and playing a slideshow

Next, I'm going to talk about making slideshows. This scenario is that you invite someone over to your computer and you want to show them some of your images full screen, but there are a couple of ways to do it. First way is to find the media that you are looking for. So in this case, I've located Travels. But I may want to jump to the London trip. To do that, just click on the folder. If I go directly from here into the Play button, which is located at the top of every gallery, you can go ahead and go right into a slideshow from there. The default is that it goes full screen and it will present your images and immediately begin to cross- dissolve them according to the time that you've selected.

If you move your mouse during this session, what you get is some controls. Controls give you ability to pause, rotate, enlarge. This gives you the chance to pan and talk about a specific part of the image, and tell a little story. And you can even adjust the timing, you can Favorite, if I like this image, you can give it a star or un-star it, and adjust the transitions, okay. So this is a really helpful way to go in to a particular image and adjust the Display Time, and then if you want to go back to the slideshow, just hit the Play button, this will continue the slideshow.

If you want to exit at any time, you can either hit the Escape key or just click on the Exit button. So that's the first way to enter a slideshow. The second is to actually go up to the View menu. The View menu allows you to go into the slideshow directly, or hitting Ctrl+4. By doing this, it takes you into the exact same mode. There is only one mode of slideshow, but there are a couple of ways to enter it. I'm going to press Escape and show you one more view. And the view might happen, if you want to show something way back in your library in Time.

Earlier we talked about the Timeline. This is a separate mode in itself. It allows you to navigate through your entire library. That's a little different interface. So in this case, I may want to show some of my Demo photos and they have provided a really nice button here called Slideshow, directly from the Timeline. This allows you a nice interface to go back in time across the whole array of your images. If you wanted to go back even years and find a specific album or folder. Go ahead and click on the Play button. It takes you directly into the slideshow from there.

As you've noticed photos and video will be able to display directly inside of your slideshow, which is a brilliant way to illustrate and to put together a nice presentation in an array. You get full sound and audio when you do that.

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