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Exporting photos

From: Picasa 3 Essential Training

Video: Exporting photos

Next, I'm going to talk about sharing photos in a way that takes copies of the images and puts them in a folder somewhere else on a hard drive or remote drive and that's called export. So, we talked about non-destructive editing, which means that any type of edit you put on an image, doesn't actually effect the original, but when you export images, they actually combine all of the edits and it will actually create a new copy and when you export you put all those copies into a new folder, you are actually generating new images.

Exporting photos

Next, I'm going to talk about sharing photos in a way that takes copies of the images and puts them in a folder somewhere else on a hard drive or remote drive and that's called export. So, we talked about non-destructive editing, which means that any type of edit you put on an image, doesn't actually effect the original, but when you export images, they actually combine all of the edits and it will actually create a new copy and when you export you put all those copies into a new folder, you are actually generating new images.

So, let's talk about how you might use Export. Well, I have got a bunch of images here, the same set of images I've been using and we have illustrated how you can upload them, email them and even print them. The last benefit of sharing is creating copies and now you have all these great uses for individual copies. Well, when you click on Export, you will get a dialog that allows you to say well, what do you want to name this folder and this is really the fundamental basis of creating these copies is that you want to browse to a particular area and you can see the default here is that there is My Pictures and it creates a default folder called Picasa Exports.

I think, they do this just so that you can have a nice clean way of managing your exports, and a way to think about that also is that it keeps track of all of your exports here because you are creating copies and so when you think about creating edits and creating variations of your image, you want to actually access them later. So, we have exported a couple of other examples and we created some collages and we created some different projects. Now, I'm going to call this Travels_demo. This Travels_demo will be part of something that we want to use and leverage later.

Maybe it's like specific size or maybe it's a serious set of edits and it gives us a lot of the same controls that we had on upload. Now, how would you want to use this, do you want to use the original size, do you want to share them with someone or you might want to resize because you have this idea of putting them into another type of project, or putting them into another program? In this example I'm just going to pull them up to about 1200 pixels wide and then you have choice here on how the images will be exported. Now, these are going to create JPEGs and JPEGs have certain level of compression in them.

So, you have Normal, Maximum, Minimum or Custom, where you actually can set the slider here. So, you can see here even with the Custom it starts at 85, which is pretty high. If I just set it to Normal, that's pretty much the default. That's a good JPEG quality, just to let you know that you can control the quality. Another type here is it's detected that there is no movies in this selection. So, if you were to export them, you can actually use this to export entire movies or just the first frame of them. Another nice thing that's in here is the ability to Add watermarks.

So, when you add a watermark, it's going to put a tiny little piece of text in the lower right. You've done a nice job by putting a Drop Shadow around it. You can't control the color or the size or any of that but this just gives you the ability to put a particular type of watermark on all of your images, if that's your choice. I am going to deselect that and I'm going to go ahead and click OK. The Progress bar will happen in lower right and you can always tell that there are some type of activity going on in Picasa when look at the lower right. When it's completed the default is that it opens up the location on the operating system before that's located.

You will also notice that there is a little bit activity here in the lower right. Let's see what happens. So, I drag this over, you will see that it's not only pointing me to the folder of where it exported to you, but it also brought them back into Picasa, which is a nice convenient way of just kind of keeping everything intact. By double-clicking on this folder, you'll see I have all of those images that are ready to go and all of the edits are in it. If I added any kind of updates to this image, you can see that this started as color image, this is now permanently a black and white image.

I still have the original and I can go back to its original state but this is now a copy of that image. So, have fun with the export capability and use it to create duplicate exports of your images for other uses that you may want.

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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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