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Creating web albums

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Video: Creating web albums

Next I'm going to talk about creating your very first Web Album gallery. Now, there is two ways to do this. One is through the interface itself, and to do that you can do it through the Upload tab. To upload, you can go directly into upload into an existing gallery, but notice this part right here, create a new album. When you click on that, you will be presented with an interface to invite you to name that album. So we can call this our test gallery. A Date of origination, so this might relate to a specific day, which is today, or when those photos that you know that you are going to put in there were actually taken.

Creating web albums

Next I'm going to talk about creating your very first Web Album gallery. Now, there is two ways to do this. One is through the interface itself, and to do that you can do it through the Upload tab. To upload, you can go directly into upload into an existing gallery, but notice this part right here, create a new album. When you click on that, you will be presented with an interface to invite you to name that album. So we can call this our test gallery. A Date of origination, so this might relate to a specific day, which is today, or when those photos that you know that you are going to put in there were actually taken.

Let's go ahead and leave it today. I'm going to call it my test images. Then the place that that was taken. Now, this is pretty cool. Since this is just a test and I'm recording here in Ventura, California, I'm just going to enter Ventura, California, and sure enough, it shows up right there. If you have specifics on the actual location, you can go ahead and put that in there, but this is where the location information gets put in there. Now, a word of caution and a word of encouragement. A word of caution is that you want to use the location very carefully.

If this is family related photos or things that include children or a particular event, please use these wisely, because this is information that you can see right here, if this is a public album, that people can start to associate certain events or things that are happening on location, you want to be really mindful of this. If this was just a sign in required, you have a lot more privacy just by combining the visibility. Since I want to make this an unlisted album, this is going to be something that's just like an unlisted phone number, and only the people that I share with will be able to discover it. So I just want to be really straightforward here and say that location is a fantastic thing, just be very mindful of the type of photographs that you associate with location.

Further down here, you will see the Name tag visibility. This is another part of your security. You may have people within these, and you want to make sure that if you start to show names with faces, that you want to be secure here. So it says Use my current account settings, which is Hide name tags, and unlisted sign in required. Hide name tags or Show name tags. I'm going to go ahead and Hide name tags. But it's important that when you create any new gallery, you understand some of these attributes. Now, a little note here says it relates to my account settings.

We are going to get into account settings in a little bit, which is a little bit about setting up your environment, we'll get into that and its a little bit more of an advanced topic, but we'll make sure that we cover that. Go ahead and hit Continue, and you will be presented with an interface that invites you to upload your photographs. If you don't know Picasa itself, this is just an interface that allows you to upload photos directly. So just for the sake of clarity, I'm going to go into my Pictures folder here, I'm going to upload one of my food photos. The food photos, open one that's oriented like this, and another one that's going to be oriented the other way.

So it's going to upload two photos here. Once I'm done, you can see that the path is there, and I'm going to go ahead and Start the Upload. What's really nice is the online storage piece. Talked a little bit about the free capacity that they give you when you first log in. I think they give you 1 gigabyte of free storage just to use the service, and I found it really helpful to upgrade. I think it's about $20 a year to basically have up to an additional 10 gigabytes of storage there, and you can get up to 15 gigabytes.

There are the two photos within this gallery. What's really nice is that there is a little cookie crumb here. You can see from My Photos, I now have within my test gallery the two photos themselves. That is the very first way of being introduced to creating a new gallery. Well, what's really nice now is I'm going to show you the second way. The second way within Picasa can happen within Picasa itself. Let's go to those food images right here. Now, I want to just introduce if you wanted to create a new album, you can certainly do that from Picasa itself, which is predominately the way that I do it.

I am going to hold down these three photos and I'm going to put them a hold, then I'm going to click Uphold here. This is pretty exciting, because this gives me an interface, very similar to what I just saw online. You can see here that there is a bunch of the same galleries that are in this list, and I'll just tab right over to here, are the same galleries that are up here. So you can see that this is a new gallery I just created, but I have been presented this whole list of galleries that I can upload to, directly from that area.

What's brilliant is that the food gallery that we just created already shows up in this list. But look at this right here, New gallery. So you can see if I wanted to create a new gallery, that's how I could do it, exactly from that list. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to go ahead and select Upload, and I'm going to show you the relationship of the album that we just created to what we are going to upload into. You can see the correlation there. So I'm going to upload into this existing food gallery. The next thing I'm going to do is I'm going to give it a Size. This is an Unlisted gallery, and that was the setting that we had before, and I'm going to go ahead and upload into it right there.

Well, as that's uploading, it's going to provide some feedback, as far as progress, and then I can go ahead and View Online. Let's go ahead and do that. When I View Online, it's going to open that tab. It's going to show me the photos that I just uploaded into there. So here I have got the food gallery and then I have got my test gallery. So you can see here, I had the food gallery and now I have my test gallery. You can see that I can move back and forth between those two galleries. But here is what's pretty amazing, if you ever are confused about what gallery and where the photos are, you can always edit and manipulate the things that are going on inside of a particular gallery.

So let's talk about that in the next movie.

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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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