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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 button framework is pretty smart. It allows programmers to tap into others services like Flickr, Facebook. And we've demonstrated how you can blog directly from the share tray. Well, I'm going to demonstrate how you connect with another service called Flickr. Well, one of the things that Flickr has is a really nice program called Uploadr. To download the version of the Uploadr, go to flickr.com/tools. Then depending on your platform, download the Windows or Mac version. Once you've installed this, you'll be able to upload photos directly into Flickr.
Well, the Flickr Uploadr has a nice little handshake between Picasa and the Uploadr itself. So you can be within Picasa and choose all the different photos and your edits, but export them directly into the Uploadr. It saves you a little bit of time. So I have added a few of the photos here. Next thing I want to do is go ahead and click on the Flickr Uploadr. What this will do is automatically find my images and send them directly into the Uploadr application. So this is the one application on your Desktop talking to another one. It'll open up the Flickr Uploadr and put all those photos directly into the Uploadr itself.
If you've ever worked with the Uploadr, it's a pretty neat tool. I can grab a bunch of photos and I can call these my London shots. You can also give them tags, so I'll call this London, travel. I won't do a whole lot of detail work here. The next thing I want to do is just Upload them directly into Flickr. Progress bar will be based on the size of the images that you decide to upload, and when it's complete you'll be redirected into the Flickr website and confirm images you just uploaded.
Once your upload is complete, go ahead and either Stay Here or Go to Flickr. Let's go ahead and Go to Flickr. I may be invited to log back in and there are the brand new photographs that you've just uploaded in Flickr. Gives you the choice to edit the Title and Description if you want, go and hit Save, and these will be back in your account. Fantastic! That's just one more way that Picasa uses open framework to connect to great services, like Flickr.
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