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Downloading and installing Picasa on the PC

Downloading and installing Picasa on the PC provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taug… Show More

Picasa 3 Essential Training

with Dane Howard

Video: Downloading and installing Picasa on the PC

Downloading and installing Picasa on the PC provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Dane Howard as part of the Picasa 3 Essential Training
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  1. 2m 9s
    1. Welcome
      1m 14s
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 6m 40s
    1. What's new in Picasa 3
      3m 2s
    2. Downloading and installing Picasa on the PC
      2m 18s
    3. Downloading and installing Picasa on the Mac
      1m 20s
  3. 34m 6s
    1. Organizational paradigms
      5m 37s
    2. Exploring the interface
      3m 28s
    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 25s
    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 23s
    16. Sharing via Facebook
      1m 24s
    17. Sharing via Flickr
      2m 9s
    18. Uploading photos to SmugMug
      2m 24s
    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 15s
    1. Getting started
      3m 38s
    2. Creating web albums
      5m 54s
    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 57s
    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
    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

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Downloading and installing Picasa on the PC
Video Duration: 2m 18s 3h 42m Beginner


Downloading and installing Picasa on the PC provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Dane Howard as part of the Picasa 3 Essential Training

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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

Downloading and installing Picasa on the PC

I'm going to talk about installing Picasa from scratch. To do so, open the browser of your choice and go to The browser will automatically detect which platform you are on and present to you the appropriate version. Go and click on Download Picasa 3. You'll be presented with an executable file. Go ahead and save that file. This should download rather quickly. Once it's complete, double -click on the executable. If you have any dialog box, make sure that you are comfortable with the executable, go ahead and click OK.

You'll be presented with a license agreement. Make sure that you're comfortable with the license agreement in the terms of use. When finished, go ahead and click I Agree. The next step is to make sure that the destination folder is appropriate to where you install your programs on your machine. If it's correct, go and click Install. You'll be presented with a couple of choices. Let's talk about those now. To create a shortcut on your desktop, leave this box checked. To add a shortcut to the quick launch, go ahead and leave it checked.

There are some other choices here, which have to do with setting Google as your default search engine. If you're not comfortable with that, uncheck any of these to meet your preferences. In this case, we're going to run Picasa after we've installed it. So I'm going to leave this one checked. When completed, go ahead and hit Finish. The next step it's going to ask you for is where do you want to point it. People keep their photos in many different types of locations on their hard drive. For the purposes of this demonstration, I have a group of photos located inside My Pictures folder.

If you're importing from iPhoto, or from other areas on your computer, we'll talk about that in another movie, when we'll talk about installing for Mac. Go ahead and click Continue. Notice in the lower right, the images will be pulled in automatically. What's new to Picasa 3 is a Photo Viewer. You could configure that right now, or opt out of it. This will override any default photo viewer that you have. If you navigate in View photos on your PC, you can opt back into this at any time.

For right now, go ahead and click Don't use Picasa Photo Viewer. When done, select Finish.

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