Picasa Photo Editing


Tuesday, March 29, 2016
1:00 - 3:30 pm
One 2½ hour session




Basic to Intermediate knowledge of how to use a PC and Microsoft Windows. Know how to copy photos from your camera to the computer. Bring a flash drive to class so that you can copy handouts and take them home. You do not need to bring your own photos, as the instructor will provide photos for the exercises.


Google's Picasa 3.9 offers greater facility and function. It is one of the easiest, simple, but powerful, photo organizing and editing software programs that is available, but like any software program, it has unique characteristics. This seminar will help you discover and learn about the plethora of features of Picasa that will help you fix your photos, share them with friends, organize photos, and have fun with your photos. Picasa is free for the download. This seminar includes "hands-on" instruction. This is not a class on how to use your camera, but rather, how to fix up and manage your photos for fun and utility.

Exact class content will depend upon the students' requests. Please let us know your interests in the comments section when you register, or contact us. Here are the possibilities:

  • Import photos into Picasa
  • Basic editing of photos, such straightening, brightening, and darkening
  • Fine tuning of photos, such as sharpening, white balance, saturation
  • Sharing your photos with friends and privacy
  • Downloading of photos
  • Tagging photos
  • Geo tagging
  • Using Google as storage
  • Understanding where your photos are in your PC and how Picasa always save an original copy of your photo
  • Understand why sometimes your photo appears to be "fixed" in Picasa, but not in Windows
  • Saving
  • Exporting and resize
  • Create albums
  • Print photos, including contact (thumbnail) sheets
  • Create a gift CD
  • Having fun: create collages, special effects, and movies
  • Understand Google Photos vs Picasa Web Photos
  • Fix photos such as the following:


  • Learn how to take advantage of features of Picasa
  • Eliminate the frustration of importing, finding, saving and editing with Picasa
  • Use Picasa as your "go-to editor" for organizing, straightening, sharing, and basic edits



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