Aren’t digital cameras wonderful? You never have to worry about running out of film (just battery )You never have to wonder, “Is that picture going to come out?” because you can look at the preview. And, you don’t have to pay for processing. But you *do* have to learn a little about what to do with the photos after you take them.
In our 5 years on the road, we have taken nearly 20,000 pictures! Being a computer professional, I was undaunted by the tasks of managing those digital photos. I knew how to organize them into folders, I knew how to use Fireworks (like Photoshop) to crop, resize, and make them look better, I knew how to make websites to share them and backup software to keep them safe. Each day, after taking dozens of photos, I would spend 30 – 60 minutes preparing the photos and putting them on my blog.
Then I discovered Picasa and life with photos got a whole lot easier. What used to take me an hour and 3 or 4 different programs, now takes me 5-10 minutes and all I need is Picasa. View the video below for more information. And, if you’d like a Picasa tip emailed to you every week:
Overview of Picasa 3 for Windows:
For more Picasa Videos see www.geeksontour.com/picasa.cfm