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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.
The next thing I'm going to talk about is screen captures. So I'm going to create a scenario where I'm basically going to share a couple of screenshots from a website that I know from a client as an example of something I may build for them. So let me just go to website that I'm familiar with. Here is one called futureofmemories. And I'm going to just basically go to a screenshot. I'm going to get this screen right in the way I like it and I'm going to hit Alt+Print Screen. Notice what happens. This nice little thing comes out and it says screenshot has been saved.
Oh! That's great. So next thing I'm going to do is I'm going to kind of edit move the pieces around a little bit and I'm going to say well, maybe there is another part of screenshot on screen. Alt+Print Screen. The second one has been added. I'm going to add one more and we're going to go through-- I'm going to add this little piece right here and I'm going to say Alt+Print Screen. Three of now have been added. Let's go see what it did back in Picasa. So one of the things that you've noticed is Picasa was running and it was opened at the time that I did this.
So let's dove the browser, and you can see now that there is a new project thing that's been created here. It's called Screen Captures, and sure enough there are three images that have been added. So let's take a look at those. Oh! This is brilliant. It's added these screen captures to remove all of the browser stuff in there and it's just the items that were inside of that window. Well, this is fantastic. Because if you have done screenshots what's kind of a pain is removing all of the gooey and the chrome around it.
Well, now I've exactly what I want, which is the pieces of the website that I can use to share with my client. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to hold down the Shift key and I'm going to go ahead and upload these to new web album. This is going to invite me to say well, what you want to call this album? I'm going to call this Screen Captures. Here is the recommended size and I'll just go ahead and keep it Unlisted and I'm going to upload this. So this is creating a new online album. Here is our upload manager, and you can see it's very quickly uploaded them. I'm going to go ahead and view these online.
So one nice and brilliant thing about Picasa 3 is the ability to screen captures quickly and effectively. Now I have the ability to direct my client to these screenshots, and I can have a conversation with them very, very quickly. That's just one way of taking advantages of screenshots. If I wanted to, I can share them or I can even right-click and say Open With and if I had some other program installed where I wanted to edit this photograph in, I can do that directly from there. So use this to your advantage and love and enjoy this screen capture functionality.
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