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Deleting, hiding, and removing photos

From: Picasa 3 Essential Training

Video: Deleting, hiding, and removing photos

In the next topic I just want to touch on the idea of removing, deleting, showing, and hiding media within Picasa. We talked about the relationship between Picasa and the file structure itself and if you recall, you can click on any folder any time and it shows the data inside the file system, but here is the thing. You can go to any particular image. In this case, it's a bunch of food. So all of this image of the box that contains the food is less needed. So I want to remove it.

Deleting, hiding, and removing photos

In the next topic I just want to touch on the idea of removing, deleting, showing, and hiding media within Picasa. We talked about the relationship between Picasa and the file structure itself and if you recall, you can click on any folder any time and it shows the data inside the file system, but here is the thing. You can go to any particular image. In this case, it's a bunch of food. So all of this image of the box that contains the food is less needed. So I want to remove it.

There are a couple of different things. I mean I could literally right- click and have a bunch of options here. If I hit Delete, it's going to remove it from disk. Deleting something where it's a good thing that it has you confirm it, because it's actually telling do you want to send the selected file to the Recycle bin. This is some recycle bin in Picasa. This is from disk. So when you hit Delete, you are removing this file from disk. It's gone. It's gone forever. I don't want to do that.

What I may want to do in this circumstance is hide it. When you hide something, it actually just removes it from view and you can see there is no confirmation there. Now let's go to the actual folder itself. You can see that the file is still there. So thank goodness, but what this does, they used to call this remove from Picasa. Well, hiding is something that they called it and you can do this to multiple photos or you can do to entire folders. So let's talk about that real quick. So I just did it within the context of the food, but let's say I want to take this other folder where I have these images where I connected the card and I right-click on the actual folder itself.

You can see here that it says Hide Folder. Well, something else comes up. The hidden folders is a way that you can essentially password protect or essentially control what is shown and hidden and what it does is something unique. I'm going to say No, because I'm not going to add a password right now, but what I can do is you can see that it removed it from the folders and it actually put it inside of this like hidden folders area. You can see that they kicked those right at the bottom. And the reason they do this is pretty straightforward, is that so you can remove certain folders as a way of cleaning up your primary way of looking at things and then you can cascade it and that goes way at the bottom here.

So you can have certain folders that are hidden. They are still on disk, you can see that they are not removed from the actual hard drive, but it just basically allows you to essentially remove certain folders within Picasa itself so that they are not tracked inside of the folders item. So something to remember. There is a difference between removing it, hiding it, and actually deleting it from disk. So keep that in mind as you navigate your folders and keep track of your media.

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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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