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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.
Next, I'm going to talk about downloading specific images or entire albums themselves. Now, this is related to the share experience and the public permissions. I'm going to take a particular album here, this Paris 2009, and at the top of it, we're going to talk about this particular Download feature here. Now, what shows up in this download capability is related to the settings. Now remember when we set the settings, we actually set the permissions right here.
So you can see how the permissions in our settings correlate to what we allow people to do. Now, if this is something that I shared with someone, you may or may not be able to download it. You are the author of this. So while you're signed in, you'll be able to allow yourself to download these because you own these. But based on how you share it with someone, you may or may not allow them to be able to download this entire album or individual photos. So let's go ahead and download this album to Picasa itself.
Downloading Picasa will allow me to take the entire album. When it opens up in Windows here, you can see that allows me to choose a particular application in order to open it. Go ahead and select OK and you'll be redirected into the Picasa Client. You can see here it's identified the 55 shots, you can see those here and this will initiate the download. Now, we've done this in previous movies here. But watch this area here, the lower left, Downloaded Albums.
In a previous movie we downloaded something called our Drop Box. But as we download this album here, in the lower right, you can see the progress. Then it will start to pull those in. You can see that the Downloaded Albums correspond a little differently than those on the Web Albums. It treats that a little differently here because the Paris album is something that I had previously. It allows me to download those and Picasa keeps a nice organizational structure to all of these. So you can see here what's denoted by the little Earth icon here means that it came from the web.
This is really helpful feature when I've essentially moved albums or essentially I've been granted permission by someone else, to download entire album that I may want to print locally or view locally, because they've given me this permission. So keep that in mind, when you start from a particular web album and you're given access or the permission to download.
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