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Sharing images

From: Computer Literacy for Windows

Video: Sharing images

It's probably safe to assume that you want to share many of your digital photos with your friends and family. For those times when the people with whom you want to share your pictures aren't sitting with you in front of your computer, Windows Live Photo Gallery offers several options. So let's take a quick tour through them. First, start by selecting the photos you want to share. I'll choose those three, and then you'll find several options for ways to share these photos under the Publish menu like Online album, Group album, and Event album. Now these options require you to have a Windows Live ID account. If I select Online album for example, that prompts me to sign in to my Windows Live account.

Sharing images

It's probably safe to assume that you want to share many of your digital photos with your friends and family. For those times when the people with whom you want to share your pictures aren't sitting with you in front of your computer, Windows Live Photo Gallery offers several options. So let's take a quick tour through them. First, start by selecting the photos you want to share. I'll choose those three, and then you'll find several options for ways to share these photos under the Publish menu like Online album, Group album, and Event album. Now these options require you to have a Windows Live ID account. If I select Online album for example, that prompts me to sign in to my Windows Live account.

If you don't have a Windows Live account, you can sign up for one by clicking Sign up and then following the directions. I'm just going to cancel that for now. Also under Publish, if you choose More Services, you'll find the option to publish to your Flickr account if you have one. Flickr is one of the most popular online photo sharing services and you can read more about it by going to flickr.com. Let me select my photos again. Next, we have E-mail, which with a single click attaches your selected photos to a new email message. All you have to do here is fill out the To and Subject fields, maybe type a short message, and you can see the photos are already attached to the email here.

Next to the Attach icon which looks like a paperclip, you can see my three photos are attached to this email. I'll go ahead and close that. If you remember the good old days when people actually printed their photos, well, you can still do that too under the Print button. You can choose to either print to your own printer by choosing Print or pressing Ctrl+P, or you can select Order Prints to select from several different services to which you can upload your photos to have them printed professionally. Some of these services like CVS/ pharmacy and Fujifilm let you pick up your prints from local centers in about an hour.

Others will mail them to you in a few days. Cancel that. Now, if you have a lot of photos to share, you can also click the Make menu and select Burn a DVD or Burn a data CD, either of which will walk you through the process of copying your selected photos to a DVD or CD, which you can then handoff to someone else so they can checkout the photos on their own computer, or you can use these options to create backups of your own photos for yourself. So as you can see there are many options here in Photo Gallery for sharing your photos, and you'll probably find yourself using several of these features on the many occasions when you'll want to share your pictures with others.

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Computer Literacy for Windows

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  1. 2m 44s
    1. Welcome
      1m 9s
    2. Using the assessment files
      1m 2s
    3. Using the exercise files
      33s
  2. 9m 53s
    1. What's a computer?
      1m 48s
    2. What's inside a computer?
      2m 46s
    3. Laptop vs. desktop computers
      1m 52s
    4. Special considerations when using a laptop
      3m 27s
  3. 17m 29s
    1. Understanding the operating system
      3m 3s
    2. Understanding files, folders, and directories
      4m 38s
    3. Understanding your Home (User) folder
      3m 9s
    4. Using your desktop
      2m 46s
    5. Taking out the trash (recycle bin)
      1m 45s
    6. The right click
      2m 8s
  4. 25m 38s
    1. Understanding applications
      4m 36s
    2. Opening and saving files
      4m 3s
    3. Choosing the right tool
      4m 37s
    4. How to learn any application
      4m 53s
    5. Five things that work in all applications
      7m 29s
  5. 35m 26s
    1. Understanding computer ports
      2m 33s
    2. Setting up a printer
      3m 36s
    3. Printing your documents
      3m 52s
    4. Setting up a scanner
      2m 8s
    5. Scanning a document
      5m 59s
    6. Setting up a projector or a second monitor
      6m 17s
    7. Using a projector
      3m 43s
    8. Portable storage devices
      3m 55s
    9. Pairing with Bluetooth devices
      3m 23s
  6. 20m 46s
    1. Understanding networks and internet access
      2m 58s
    2. Connecting to wired networks
      2m 47s
    3. Connecting to wireless networks
      5m 0s
    4. Working in a networked environment
      5m 49s
    5. Staying protected from viruses
      4m 12s
  7. 23m 24s
    1. Understanding email servers and clients
      2m 11s
    2. Setting up your email application
      4m 15s
    3. Receiving and reading email
      3m 50s
    4. Composing new email messages
      7m 4s
    5. Reply vs. Reply All
      2m 12s
    6. Dealing with spam
      3m 52s
  8. 8m 22s
    1. Understanding search engines
      1m 24s
    2. Conducting basic searches
      3m 44s
    3. Conducting advanced searches
      3m 14s
  9. 27m 15s
    1. Introduction to word processors
      4m 46s
    2. Formatting text
      7m 57s
    3. Introduction to spreadsheets
      4m 0s
    4. Creating a simple data table
      8m 13s
    5. Formatting a data table
      2m 19s
  10. 28m 52s
    1. Importing images from a digital camera
      7m 57s
    2. Storing and organizing digital images
      4m 28s
    3. Basic image manipulation
      9m 17s
    4. Tagging images
      4m 56s
    5. Sharing images
      2m 14s
  11. 12m 46s
    1. Common obstacles in sharing files
      1m 37s
    2. Creating PDFs for document sharing
      6m 4s
    3. Compressing files
      5m 5s
  12. 1m 4s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 4s

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