This is the first of a series of posts on how I use Picasa.
I’m no expert.
I’ve taught myself. This works for me.
If you have any tips, please share!
If you haven’t come across Picasa before,
its a free photo editing and storage program.
You can download it and use it on your computer
as well as use it to upload your photos in online galleries
to share with other people.
I blog using Blogger which creates Picasa albums
of the photos I upload to my blog.
You can find more info here.
I load my photos directly from my camera to my laptop computer via the USB port. You can also use this method if you have photos on a memory stick, camera card or disc.
- Open Picasa.
- Plug in your camera and turn it on. (Or insert your card, stick or disc)
- Go to the “Import” tab in Picasa and select your camera from the roll down menu at the top
- All your photos should load and appear on the screen like mine above.
- Select the pictures you want to load – use shift and control to help you pick multiples
- Use the roll downs at the bottom to choose the folder to import them to. Mine go into my “Pictures” folder, then Picasa creates a folder with the date for me. If the pictures are from multiple dates, it will automatically create multiple date folders for them, according to the dates they were taken. If you prefer, you can call the folder “today’s date” or you can give it a special name.
- Then click the “Import selected” button (bottom right) to import them. If you want to import all of them there is an option for that there too.
Now your photos are in the Picasa library tab and ready to play with.
Look out for my next tutorial on what I do next… Cropping my photos.