Picasa Geeks

 

Do you love Picasa for managing all of your digital photo? We do! We’ve been using it and teaching it for many years now. This site includes all of our free weekly articles on every aspect of this free software from Google. Our main site GeeksOnTour.com is where you’ll find all of our tutorial videos on Picasa as well as many other programs of interest to travelers.

How do I get rid of the Picasa Pictures on my Android Phone?

How do I get rid of the Picasa Pictures on my Android Phone?

If the gallery on your Samsung Galaxy phone or tablet looks something like the image at right – with all the Picasa logos – you need to read this article.  A question I hear all the time these days is “Why do I see so many Picasa pictures in my phone’s gallery, and how do Read more…

Photo Art with Picasa Effects

Photo Art with Picasa Effects

We pulled into Picacho Peak State Park yesterday in the rain. That’s unusual because this park is in the Arizona desert. Waking up in our motorhome this morning and looking out the window, we saw a dense fog with the desert sun just a shadow of normal self, trying to shine thru the fog. I Read more…

Picasa Tip: You’ll Flip for this Tip!

Picasa Tip: You’ll Flip for this Tip!

Picasa lovers out there have an endless source of simple tools for enjoying our pictures. I’ve been using Picasa for 10+ years now, and this ‘kaleidoscope’ effect never occurred to me. My friend, Vicki Wassenhove, from the Quad Cities Computer Society and their Digital Photography group had an assignment to use a given picture and Read more…

Fun with Picasa's Photo Effects

Fun with Picasa’s Photo Effects

When I saw this picture of my friend Sue, with a bright green Praying Mantis on her finger, I just had to get a copy and play with it using Picasa’s editing tools. Thanks Sue! Notice how most of the picture is Black and White while the bug is bright green. Also notice how most Read more…

HDR and Picasa’s HDR-ish

HDR and Picasa’s HDR-ish

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. It means that you have a picture that includes both bright light and shadows. This is difficult to expose correctly. You need a lower exposure for the bright parts and a higher exposure for the shadows. Professional photographers have known about the HDR process for a long time. They Read more…

What is Google+ ALL Photos?

What is Google+ ALL Photos?

If you are using Google+ Auto-Backup you may have noticed thousands of pictures in a place Google calls “All Photos.” I think the term “Auto-Backup” is misleading because this is not a true Backup that you can use to Restore to your computer should disaster strikes, it is simply a single-file collection of ALL your Read more…