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Searching for photos

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I'm going to spend a few minutes talking about the powerful use of search. Now, as you can expect, when you add a bunch of metadata or specifics about your image, you want to retrieve them or you use them in really helpful ways. I'm going to refer to some of the things I have done in earlier movies just to show you the power of what's been going on in the background. Well, first off, to find anything, you go up into the Search box and as you start typing, you will be reminded of what you have inside the metadata.

Searching for photos

I'm going to spend a few minutes talking about the powerful use of search. Now, as you can expect, when you add a bunch of metadata or specifics about your image, you want to retrieve them or you use them in really helpful ways. I'm going to refer to some of the things I have done in earlier movies just to show you the power of what's been going on in the background. Well, first off, to find anything, you go up into the Search box and as you start typing, you will be reminded of what you have inside the metadata.

First example will be ISO. So, when I type ISO you can see all the different ISOs that I shot in. I didn't enter this information. This came from my camera directly, which is super cool. You can start to see which things I shot at 200 ISO or 800 ISO and for some of you photographers out there that are more technical, you start to get in a certain mode and you can start to see and retrieve those photos that you know that you've shot in a certain technical way. This is incredibly helpful. Well how about flash? Sometimes you want to like triage red-eye? Well, how do you do that in Picasa? Well, this way is pretty unbelievable.

Is there going to be red eye on anything where the flash didn't go off? No, but red-eye, we are not trying to find and locate like faces or whatever. All I do is type flash. And you go, wait a second. Did the flash really go off here? Well, let's look. Right-click. Look at Properties. You can see all this metadata that comes automatically in your photograph and sure enough, do you see where the flash went off? It was used. So, they did some amazing things in the Search functionality that allow you to triage your photographs in any way you want.

Well, here are some more examples. I think, I told you that I went to Notting Hill and in Notting Hill, all I have to do is type Notting Hill and you can see that I have the album and I have got the tags that are associated with Notting Hill and you can see that they are located in an album. That's the Album icon and all of the photos that have been put into the Notting Hill album, as well as the London trip. You can see that anything that's been tagged as Notting Hill within the London trip has being showing up. Well, that's super cool.

Well, here is what's amazing. I think I remember showing you a dollar sign and I didn't write the entire sentence. I mentioned that I went shopping in Notting Hill and all I did was put in the dollar sign. Well, just to illustrate to you the power of that, I'll show you that within my album description, I said when I visited my friend I went shopping. There is the dollar sign. It found it and it presented my entire album to me. That is very cool.

Well, as I mentioned, searching can be a great way of finding things, but what if it finds something you don't want it to find? Now, let's talk about that. We talked a little bit about the sensitivity of having information that might be a little bit more private. So, I think I mentioned that I had a son and my son's name was Tucker. You can see here that tucker, son, Notting Hill. Uh-oh. I just said that hypothetically my son may live in Notting Hill and his name is Tucker. Well, that's a little bit too private information, and even though I was retrieving it, I'm going to put this photo online and I don't want that information on there.

Here is a good way to remove it. With the photo selected, you have this nice little icon here called Photo Tags. When you click on that, that's the same menu that you would have goten if you would have just gone under View and under Tags. So, there is two ways to access that menu. Well, you can see here that any one of these tags are selectable. All I need to do is just remove let's say the context. That's my son and Tucker and now I have removed all the tags. I want to add something a little bit more nondescript.

Let's call this family, okay? And even taking up the context, if it's okay that people know my son's name. That's fine. So in the context of just being sensitive to what the tags are, that's how you edit and manage some of the information that's around your information. Now, if I would do a search for Notting Hill, you can see that all these properties start to have information associated with it but I can kind of remove it directly from that context.

So that's a little bit about searching and finding things within Picasa.

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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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