Start learning with our library of video tutorials taught by experts. Get started

Picasa 3 Essential Training

Setting printing controls for local printing


From:

Picasa 3 Essential Training

with Dane Howard

Video: Setting printing controls for local printing

The next sharing control we are going to talk about is printing. Now printing is a little different than this feature called Shop. Because Shop is taking your photographs and going externally to a service to have them printed. When you print, it's printing locally. So, one of the requirements is that you have a printer connected to your computer. So, let's talk about, we have all the different images in the tray itself, they are on hold and we've illustrated that you can use the same photos to upload, email and now we are going to do the same thing for print.
Expand all | Collapse all
  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

Watch this entire course now—plus get access to every course in the library. Each course includes high-quality videos taught by expert instructors.

Become a member
Please wait...
Picasa 3 Essential Training
3h 42m Beginner Jul 31, 2009

Viewers: in countries Watching now:

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
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Picasa
Author:
Dane Howard

Setting printing controls for local printing

The next sharing control we are going to talk about is printing. Now printing is a little different than this feature called Shop. Because Shop is taking your photographs and going externally to a service to have them printed. When you print, it's printing locally. So, one of the requirements is that you have a printer connected to your computer. So, let's talk about, we have all the different images in the tray itself, they are on hold and we've illustrated that you can use the same photos to upload, email and now we are going to do the same thing for print.

So, when you select Print, what you will see is the Print dialog box. Now Picasa has made some pretty amazing updates to the printing functionality within Picasa. It's very visual and it gives you a real time feedback of what's going on here. Let's talk about what's going on with the Print Layout. Now the Print Layout is directly corresponding to the paper that's sitting in your printer. So, by default, it's going to keep those last attributes set. So, first thing you want to think about is what size do you want to print it at. Everything from 8x10. Well, an 8 x 10 would look great on 8.5x11 piece paper, which you can see down here.

Well, you may want to print 4 x 6. 4x6 size on 8.5x11, what kind of paper do you have in your printer? Is it regular paper or do you want to quickly remind yourself to go switch into the photo paper. So, this is really a critical step, because you want to think about the size in relation to the piece of paper that's sitting in your printer itself. So, think that through a little bit and if you want to change the paper size, that's easy to do. I am going to go down here to the printer and in this case, we have multiple printers, so if you are in a work environment or if you have multiple printers on a network, well make sure you have the right printer that's set forth.

So, you can see here, there is Upstairs Color and Upstairs Black and White. What's really nice though is see how I changed it? Immediately it gave me a preview of black and white. Now wait a second, I know these were in color. Where is all the color? Well, be sure to check your printer and make sure that you are pointing to the color printer. It's smart enough to know that your prints are going to be in color. It's a really nice feature. The second is the setup itself. Some printers have multiple types of paper that can accept them. This is going to be a slightly different interface based on whatever printer you have connected.

But the concept is generally the same. You want to click on the Paper Size and make sure that you have the corresponding paper size. For instance, if I had little 4x6 photo paper in my printer, I'd want to select that from that list. This printer that I'm looking at right now accepts 11x17, just to show you the different relationship. Now, I've got 11x17 selected. Notice how when I select a variety of different choices here, notice also that the page count also is updated.

So, you can see here that I have a bunch of 8x10 prints. But if I change it to 6, it's going to rearrange them in a slightly different way. And now I only have two pieces of paper that are going to run through the printer at this size rather than four. Let's change this back to 8.5x11, just to illustrate a little bit further. This is called Letter and we have the paper that's laid out accordingly. So, I'm going to print 4 x 6 prints on 8.5 x 11. It's going to print out four pages and let's explore a couple more of the options here.

The default is Shrink to Fit. This is actually not going to crop any of the image. It's going to fit it, as best it can, within the constraints you have given it. The other option is Crop to Fit. Now, if I toggle between those, look in the preview. Slight differences depending on the images you have chosen. One will actually do a full bleed against that 4x6 area. I'm going to leave it Shrink to Fit and the next thing I'm going to do is do what they have added here called Borders and Text Options. This is a fantastic new option here and I'm just going to show you a few of the options and the real time feedback.

So, the first is a Border. Let's say you wanted to add a nice colored border because you were going to cut this or trim this with an X- Acto knife or paper cutter. Now the color that I wanted, it would be just a little bit of a black. So, I have a choice to have an even boarder and to preview it, just click Apply. You can see that there is a nice black border around there. That's a nice look. You can click on the eyedropper here and select from an entire range of different kind of color borders. Now, when I apply, it's blue. I'm going to change it back to black.

You can see there is another option here, which is Bottom only. Sometimes this is helpful if you want to just do, say, a caption or some text overlay, which is the next option. So captions itself allow you to go in and say well I want to add the caption and I want to have it at the bottom or I can do it within the image itself. So, you can see here that the caption, we can control the font size and even where it shows up. Let's go ahead and apply there. So, now I've got some particular text and I can set the text color say to white.

I can start to get real time preview of everything that's going to happen there. So, if you want to play with borders or if you want to play with a variety of different techniques, just go ahead and experiment with this option. You can get real time feedback. That's a little bit about the border and text. We talked about pointing to the right printer. The last option is just to say how many copies do you want of each. You can see that you can increase that or decrease that and you can see the real time feedback. Now, I have got 12 different pages I'm going to print here. So, let's reduce that down to one and the last little piece here is that you want to review all of your different pieces here and say actually I didn't want to print this one.

Well, the Review function is really nice. Without exiting you can click on Review, you can go through the whole array of photographs, select the one and I can just remove that directly from the array and I can go ahead and update my print and I have a really nice preview of everything that's going to be printed. The last part is to go ahead and hit Print. For this movie, we are not going to actually print them, but all you get is a dialog box that will show the progress and you will see some nice beautiful prints on the other end.

There are currently no FAQs about Picasa 3 Essential Training.

Share a link to this course
Please wait... Please wait...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.
Upgrade now


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ.

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

Upgrade now

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Picasa 3 Essential Training.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferencesfrom the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Welcome to the redesigned course page.

We’ve moved some things around, and now you can



Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked