Picasa 2 from Google

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Jim Carlson, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. Jim Carlson

    Jim Carlson Guest

    Don't know how many of you have downloaded the free Picasa 2 photoprocessing
    software, but give it a whirl. I ran several of my digital photos I had
    enhanced using a decent photoprocessing software and the editind done by
    Picasa was significantly better. There are a few little annoyances, but I
    think folks will like it.
    Jim Carlson, Jan 24, 2005
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  2. Jim Carlson

    -=Rob Guest

    Jim Carlson schreef:

    Important to know :
    Picasa DON'T change your original picture !! (SAVE in case......)
    It saves the enhancements you've made in the Picasa.ini file.
    There are .ini files in every image-folder of which you've enhanced an

    Only red-eye removal works differently :
    Picasa will first copy and save your original file to a
    hidden-folder ("ORIGINALS") and only then it saves your enhanced
    (no red-eyes) file in your picture folder.

    Picasa has a terrific GUI !!
    Picasa can MONITOR your image folders constantly.
    Picasa can do many enhancements in a very easy way.

    You can import images from camera or memorycard or CD.
    You can make (BURN !!) backups to CD or DVD or a different folder on HD.

    IT IS FREE : www.picasa.com
    -=Rob, Jan 24, 2005
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  3. Jim Carlson

    -=Rob Guest

    Albert schreef:
    When you want to save one or more enhanced images, you must select one
    or more thumbnals (hold the Ctrl-button in the meantime while selecting).
    The images will appear at the bottom-left of the window (Picture-Tray).
    With all the images in THIS tray, you can do the actions with the
    buttons next to this field :

    To save the enhancements choose : EXPORT and select a (NEW !)folder on
    your HD to save them in it.
    Now you have saved your enhanced images and they doesn't need Picasa any
    longer to show those enhancements.
    In the same way you can PRINT those images. Multiple printing is also
    One nice thing : Select a thumbnail (double click is NOT nessesary) and
    then click on CREATE (menu-bar) en choose MAKE A POSTER)
    Select 200% and OK. Now Picase makes four new images; each is one-fourth
    of the original. Select those four (Ctrl-button --> Picture-Tray) and
    You will get four images printed, which you can stick together and the
    result is one BIG photo in A2-format.


    -=Rob, Jan 25, 2005
  4. Jim Carlson

    -=Rob Guest

    Harvey schreef:
    No you are a bit wrong with this.
    Picasa is NOT scanning your drives constantly in real-time.
    ONLY when changes are made to your "watched" folder, Picasa will update
    your albums.
    By the way : you don't HAVE to: You can choose the behaviour of Picasa
    in this matter.
    And somithing else : would you let Picasa be active the whole time you
    are computing ?

    Try it : it is FREE.
    It is NO substitution for PSP or PS-CS.
    It is ONLY a very convenient way to have an overview of your collection
    of images and several BASIC enhancements as a QUICK way to tune your images.

    -=Rob, Jan 25, 2005
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