Once I’ve done all my editing and I’m happy with my photo I give it a new name to help me identify it as well as to make it easier for search engines to find it. Then I export it to a folder where I can find it when I’m writing my blog posts, rather than having to search through all my unedited photos.
- Double click on your photo of choice so that it opens in the editing screen again.
- Right at the top of your screen there is a “File” tab. Under that choose the “Rename” option.
- In the pop-up window, you can type in your new file name. You can also choose the tick boxes to include the Date and the Image resolution.
- Then click the “Rename” button to save it.
- Next, to export the photo: Go back to your “File” folder, and choose “Export Picture to Folder”
- Another pop-up window will appear with a few options: First browse to find the folder you want to put it in. Now this is the tricky bit. Choose the folder ABOVE the one you want it to go in. (It’s a quirk of Picasa that I took a while to learn!) Then type the actual folder name in the “Name of exported folder” box.
- So in the picture below I want my photo in “MummyCrafts/April2011” so I chose the “MummyCrafts” folder. Picasa wants to put it in a folder called “Collages” but just delete that from the text box and type “April2011”. That folder already exists on my computer so the icon will turn into a folder once I have typed it.
- Next I resize my photos. I usually use 640 pixels. If I’m making a blog button I will choose 200 or 150, but you can go smaller or larger. You can slide the slider or type the number into the box.
- At that point I hit the “Export” button, but you can also adjust the Image Quality or add a watermark. The watermark is writing on your photo which I do with the “Adding Text” step, but experiment and see which you prefer. I found I liked being able to control where my text goes.
- Once you’ve chosen all your options, click the “Export” button.
- You can export the same photo multiple times. This is useful if you want to use that picture in a different sizes, or to have it stored in two different folders.
I hope this series of tutorials has been helpful.