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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.
We're talking about sharing entire albums and we just did some facial recognition work and I'm going to show the benefit of why that's important. So in this particular album, you can see there's quite a bit of faces, all of these are members of my family here. But once those faces are recognized, it makes the share task little easier. So when you go up to Share, in a particular album, watch what happens. It gives you an email interface and I can start to type an email address of who I may want to share this with. That's someone that's not even in this album, like grandma or grandpa.
But what's really nice is what's happening on the right. The benefit of doing some of this work ahead of time is going to start to pay off. Let's say you're out with a bunch of people and you also correspond with those people. Once you associate the face with that particular person, it makes a lot easier to share it with them. So now, I can just share and click the box here and those email addresses are automatically added. If I also wanted to add grandma, I can also do that. You can start to see like the benefit of starting to type and you get all of the different email addresses associated with that Gmail account.
On the receiving end of that, let me show you little bit about what's going on. I'm going to say Hey folks, check out the cool photos. Next, we're going to kind of see what happens on the receiving end of when you share photos and what it looks like. Once you're done, you can kind of see what happens here and this is going to be taken from the cover image. This is the title of the gallery here. If you want, you can send yourself a copy, just to ensure that it was sent. Go ahead and send email.
Once you've shared an album or an email, you get nice confirmation, because it sends you back to the particular place where you just were. So take note of this nice, yellow confirmation piece here. Now, the next thing we're going to do is, since I was on the two line of the recipient, I'm going to go ahead and show you what it looks like on the other end. There is oftentimes confusion between did I send the photos themselves or a link to them? Well, here is what this particular email looks like. You're invited to view Dane's photo album, santa_cruz_boardwalk.
It gives you the name. They're invited to view the album, play the slideshow. Here's that custom message I made just a few minutes earlier. There's no photos attached to this email. This is really referring to the image that's inside. This is what's called an HTML email. So if you're worried about large attachments, this is not one of those. When they view the album, they're redirected into the album itself. Let's show you what this does. By redirecting, it opens up a browser and shows you the album itself.
Now remember, we gave permissions to an Unlisted album. This is an unlisted album, so you're saying well, wait a second. Should this even be seen? The answer is yes. You've shared it with people and you can see exactly and keep track of the people that you shared it with. You can see here that this ongoing list that they've added, reminds you of the people that you've shared your album with. This is very helpful within an unlisted album, because it reminds you who you've given URL and the location out to.
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