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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.
I am going to share a very powerful mobile scenario that originates from any mobile device, but in this case I'm going to show the iPhone. And in this particular scenario I've taken a photograph and I want to email it. Well, instead of emailing it to someone, I'm going to take this photograph that I took in London and I'm going to email it to my Picasa account. Now the power of email here is that I can take this particular photograph -- in this case of a Nissan Figaro. It's really a cool little authentic looking car and I can email it using my address book here.
I've added an email address that I just call Picasa Upload. And this talks directly with the web albums. Now the auto-complete is helping me here. I typed in pic and I named this contact Picasa Upload, and behind it is an email address that goes directly up to Picasa web. The second address is I want to start to blog this photograph directly. So imagine I'm in the field and I saw this really cool thing and I want to put it into my Twitter account or my Blogger account. I can basically use my address book in a powerful new way.
In the subject line, I'm just going to call this, The Figaro. This allows me to provide a particular type of subject matter or caption in the Upload itself. So there is the image itself. Now in the Email, I can go ahead and just send this away. Now what it's doing over the connected device is it is allowing me to take photographs and literally post them from a mobile scenario. I've been waiting for years to be able to do this. In the next movie we're going to go on to web albums and I'm going to show you the particular image that was uploaded that we just did.
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