Verde Valley Computer Club By Dave Olson Users Helping other Users and the non-technical.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Sharing Your Photos
If you have LOTS of pictures to share with friends and family but don't want to email all of them - there is another way to make them available to them. You can place copies of your photos into an online web album using Picasa by Google. Picasa is a free managing/photo editing program that offers you the basic photo fixes (crop, red eye, straighten, text, etc.) plus a few more advanced filters (focal zoom, b & w, frames, etc.). Once you have edited your photos to your satisfaction, you can then place a copy of them into online albums that you control the access to. You can make them public or only available to those who have a link directly to them. Viewers can then comment on them and even download them. You are given 1 gigabyte of storage space and can purchase more if you need it, but photos up to 2048 x 2048 pixels and videos up to 15 minutes won't count towards your free storage limit.
What do you need to get started? You'll need to download [www.google.com/picasa]and install a copy of Picasa onto your computer (PC or Mac) and you'll need to register for a Google account, oh and some pictures! Chances are you already have plenty of those.
Try Picasa, jot down questions. Web Albums will be presented by Jody Wheeler, October 20 at 9:30 a.m. which may be of interest to you.
Bring a friend, neighbor or relative. The meeting is free, the software program is free and the information is free. We meet at the Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood