Presentation on theme: "PICASA A free photo management program that will help you organize, edit, and share your pictures."— Presentation transcript:
PICASA A free photo management program that will help you organize, edit, and share your pictures.
Content Organize your photosOrganize your photos Edit your photosEdit your photos Print and share your photosPrint and share your photos
Organize When Picasa is started, it will scan your system, and automatically organize your photo and movie files into a collection of folders inside the Library View.When Picasa is started, it will scan your system, and automatically organize your photo and movie files into a collection of folders inside the Library View. Photo file types selected: JPG, GIF, TIF, PSD, PNG, BMP, RAW (including NEF and CRW), GIF, and PNG.Photo file types selected: JPG, GIF, TIF, PSD, PNG, BMP, RAW (including NEF and CRW), GIF, and PNG. Movie file types selected: MPG, AVI, ASF, WMV, and MOV.Movie file types selected: MPG, AVI, ASF, WMV, and MOV.
Organize – Library View
Organize – Library View (layout of main screen) Folder List – (left side) folders on your computer containing photos, and all albums created by Picasa.Folder List – (left side) folders on your computer containing photos, and all albums created by Picasa. Photo Tray – (bottom) collects photos &/or movies to be managed as a group.Photo Tray – (bottom) collects photos &/or movies to be managed as a group. Light Box – right side shows thumbnails of photos in folders.Light Box – right side shows thumbnails of photos in folders.
Organize - Library View Folder List Folder List operations: –Select folders to scan - Tools>Folder Manager, & select folders –Move photos between folders - Click/Hold/Drag between folders –Edit folder description - Dbl-click on folder name, enter or change description –Delete photo from folder – Select photo, File>Delete from Disk (deletes photo from HD)
Organize - Albums Album operations: –Create Album - highlight photo, File>New Album, in Name window: type name –Add photo(s) to Album - Rt-Click photo>Add to Album>select album title –Edit Album description - Dbl-click on Album title, enter or change description –Delete photo from Album – Rt-Click photo>Remove from Album (does not delete from Disk) –Rearrange photos – Click/Drag between or within Album(s)
Organize - Albums Important: When adding or deleting a photo to/from an album, or moving the photo between albums, the photo is still in the original folderWhen adding or deleting a photo to/from an album, or moving the photo between albums, the photo is still in the original folder When moving or deleting a photo to/from a folder, the photo is no longer in the original folderWhen moving or deleting a photo to/from a folder, the photo is no longer in the original folder To organize and arrange your photos, you should use albums not foldersTo organize and arrange your photos, you should use albums not folders
Organize - Library Tools –Import - Click on import button (below menu bar at top), select import device –Slide Show - Select folder or Album, View>Slideshow will show photos. To make player controls appear, move mouse or hit spacebar –Timeline – View>Timeline Another way to view photos –Search – A search window in the upper right- hand area will allow you to search to find photos by typing identifying information.
Organize - Library Tools (cont.) –Create Gift CD – By clicking on this button ___ above the photos, you will open the Create Gift CD window. –You can add folders or albums by clicking on the Add More button, and check marking the folders or albums you want to include on the CD. –All photos in the folders or albums selected will be written on the CD when you click the Burn Disc button. –You can include the Slideshow program and/or Picasa by check marking the appropriate boxes
Edit Picasa has simplified photo editing tools to improve your photosPicasa has simplified photo editing tools to improve your photos –In the Library View, dbl-clk on a thumbnail to open the Edit Photo screen. –On the left of the photo, there are three tabs of photo editing tools Basic FixesBasic Fixes TuningTuning EffectsEffects
Edit Basic Fixes –Crop - Click on shape on left, adjust position and size of area, and click on apply –Straighten - Move slider at bottom until photo is straight, and click on apply –Redeye Automatically removes redeye. Can also draw square around eye needing repair, and click on apply –Im Feeling Lucky - Automatically adjusts color and contrast, and click apply if satisfied –Auto Contrast/Color Automatically adjusts contrast/color, and click apply if satisfied
Edit Basic Fixes (cont.) –Retouch - Select a blemished area of photo (adjust area size with brush size slider) click once, move to another area of photo, click again to remove blemish (called cloning in other photo programs) –Text - Text can be added to photo. Click once to position text, type text wanted. Adjust style, font size, alignment, and color. Click apply when done. –Fill Light - Adjust light in photo
Edit Tuning – –Fill Light slider - Adds light to the foreground of photos with too bright backgrounds – –Highlights slider - Adds to or reduces the brightness spots, or highlights, in your photo – –Shadows slider - Adds more shadows to your photo – –Color Temperature slider - Makes your photo warmer (to the right) or cooler (to the left). – –Neutral Color Picker - Use the Pick Color dropper to tell Picasa which part of your photo it should consider as gray or white. Picasa will color balance the colors surrounding that selection according to the selected color.
Edit Effects Effects tab - Contains twelve effects that you can apply to any still photo. Effects are added in progressive layers, and you can always undo or redo the last effect you made at any time.