Organizing and Editing Your Photos with Picasa Visual QuickProject Guide

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Organizing and Editing Your Photos with Picasa Visual QuickProject Guide
By Steve Schwartz
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Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: May 10, 2005
Print ISBN: 0-321-36901-7
Pages: 160
 

Table of Contents  | Index
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If you're looking for an easy way to find photos on your PC, make a few editing fixes, and then share your images with others, look no further. Picasa, available as a free download from Google.com, makes it easy to instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your PC. Every time you open Picasa, it automatically locates all your pictures in seconds and sorts them into albums. From there, you can apply basic edits to your photos, burn them to CD, post them on your blog, or email them to friends. In this colorful, compact guide, author Steve Schwartz starts at the beginning, walking readers through the Picasa interface and showing readers how to set preferences. From there, he launches into the heart of this book, offering project-based instruction for organizing, viewing, and editing your photos, and then shows you how to use Picasa's built-in tools to print, email, or order professional prints of your images. In addition, readers will learn how to share their photos instantly with Hello, Picasa's free instant messaging software. Throughout the book, full-page, full-color screen shots and simple, step-by-step instructions lead readers through several projects, such as saving an image to the Windows desktop, creating a screensaver, making movies, generating photo-based Web pages, running a slideshow, and creating posters, collages, and contact sheets.

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book cover
Organizing and Editing Your Photos with Picasa Visual QuickProject Guide
By Steve Schwartz
...............................................
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: May 10, 2005
Print ISBN: 0-321-36901-7
Pages: 160
 

Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
   introduction
      what you'll learn
      how this book works
      go to the Web site
    Chapter 1.  installing the software
      install Picasa 2
      install Hello
      register a Blogger blog
      extra bits
    Chapter 2.  Picasa essentials
      Initial Picture Scan
      use the interface
      Picture Library
      Edit View
      about editing in Picasa
      General options
      E-Mail options
      File Types options
      Slideshow options
      get help with Picasa
      extra bits
    Chapter 3.  viewing photos
      view a picture
      work with thumbnails
      sort folders and files
      set display options
      search for pictures
      select multiple images
      run a slide show
      use Timeline view
      extra bits
    Chapter 4.  organizing pictures
      work with collections
      work with labels
      work with folders
      work with files
      add identifiers
      add folders and files
      import pictures
      extra bits
    Chapter 5.  editing photos: basic fixes and tuning
      one-button fixes
      Crop
      Straighten
      Redeye
      Fill Light
      Tuning controls
      Batch Edit
      extra bits
    Chapter 6.  editing photos: effects
      apply one-click effects
      Tint
      Saturation
      Soft Focus
      Glow
      Filtered B&W
      Focal B&W
      Graduated Tint
      extra bits
    Chapter 7.  printing and emailing photos
      print photos
      print a contact sheet
      order professional prints
      email photos
      extra bits
    Chapter 8.  special features and projects
      save image as Desktop
      create a screen saver
      make a movie
      make a Web page
      create a poster
      make a collage
      extra bits
    Chapter 9.  saving and backing up photos
      save a copy
      export to folder
      create a gift CD
      archive photos
      extra bits
    Chapter 10.  sharing photos with Hello
      start a Hello session
      prepare for chat
      start a session
      send pictures
      receive pictures
      extra bits
   Index

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