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Using filters effectively

From: Picasa 3 Essential Training

Video: Using filters effectively

Okay, so we've talked about organizing your material little bit more effectively. Well how about retrieving it? Well, we have illustrated it in some of the benefits of search, but what about filtering? Now, filtering, as I have kind of been demoing, I have added something called this Favorites and I'll add one just to show you. If you find a particular image that you like, you can add or remove the star directly from the actual image. You don't have to do it with a single image. You can do it with multiple at a time.

Using filters effectively

Okay, so we've talked about organizing your material little bit more effectively. Well how about retrieving it? Well, we have illustrated it in some of the benefits of search, but what about filtering? Now, filtering, as I have kind of been demoing, I have added something called this Favorites and I'll add one just to show you. If you find a particular image that you like, you can add or remove the star directly from the actual image. You don't have to do it with a single image. You can do it with multiple at a time.

Well, why is this helpful? This is super helpful when using filters. So, if I want to just retrieve out of all of my library, I actually want to show just the ones that are starred. I can then hop between my different libraries or galleries and I can view just the things that are starred. I can use these in combination. So, if I have a starred set of movies, I can do that or if I have a starred set of uploads, I can start to combine those two. It's like what they call Boolean search. It combines this plus this.

To untoggle it, we'll go ahead and untoggle it and then now I can just show the uploads. Well, in a previous movie, I uploaded a photograph of my friend Bryan and I walking together. It reminded me of what we had talked about. Well, this is so far the only upload that I have and you can see that this photograph is a member of the walks to remember online album but the photo is also located in a folder called Demo Photos. Also part of the filters that's really helpful as a part of Picasa 3 is it does automatic facial detection.

Now, it started to move some of that functionality into this client, so we can see yes, there is a photo there, there is an image there, so it's starting to use some of that resonant technology to locate faces. We'll talk more about that as it becomes a really powerful tool in the online album space. But it is very powerful just to begin to start to triage photographs that have faces in them directly by filters. So, that's very powerful. The third is actually to be able to locate movies directly within your albums. So, I don't know about your camera but my camera will shoot images and video, and so a lot of times when you copy your photos into these folders, they commingle photos and video.

Let's say you are looking at this like large Demo_photos and it's hard to denote which ones are photos and which ones are videos and a lot of times it's hard to find this little movie icon, especially when it's really kind of a tiny little thumbnail. Well, the filters will help you. All you have to do is select the movies only and you can see exactly which images are movies and you can select them right off the bat. So that's a little bit about how you can use filters effectively, locate, and find the items located within your library.

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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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