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.

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Viewing Pictures on a Map
Pictures at Your Fingertips with Google+ Photos
Picasa Tip: Picture Sort Order, Folder Sort Order
Picasa Tip: Fancy Frames
Picasa Tip: Smile! It’s Auto-Awesome
Using Picasa for Blogger Pictures
Picasa Tip: Brighten a Selected Area of a Picture
Your Pictures on a Timeline
Picasa Tip: Photo Workflow
Blurring Someone’s Face
Other Big Stories
Viewing Pictures on a Map

Viewing Pictures on a Map

We take hundreds of pictures every month and, since we live in an RV, we are constantly traveling. I might look at this picture and have no idea where we were when it was taken. If I’m lucky, the photo includes location information, then Picasa, or Google+ Photos can display the picture on a map: Read more…

Pictures at Your Fingertips with Google+ Photos

Pictures at Your Fingertips with Google+ Photos

If you’ve been using Picasa Web Albums (PWA) for your online photo albums, you should install the Google+ App on your Apple or Android mobile device. Picasa Web Albums was made and owned by Google you see – they have now updated the technology and re-branded it as Google+ Photos, pronounced Google “Plus” Photos. By Read more…

Picasa Tip: Picture Sort Order, Folder Sort Order

Picasa Tip: Picture Sort Order, Folder Sort Order

If you’ve ever played card games, you understand the need to sort in different ways. Let’s say you’re playing Gin Rummy and you’re dealt 10 cards. For one hand you might want to sort them by suit, in another, you might sort them by their face/number. With cards in your hand, you have to manually Read more…

Picasa Tip: Fancy Frames

Picasa Tip: Fancy Frames

Picasa has many framing options including Vignette, Museum Matte, Border, and Polaroid.  But if you really want to get fancy with clipart frames, there is nothing built in to Picasa’s features.  This article will show you how to use a clipart border/frame, and use Picasa’s collage feature to put your picture into a fancy frame. Read more…

Picasa Tip: Smile! It’s Auto-Awesome

Picasa Tip: Smile! It’s Auto-Awesome

If you upload 2 or more pictures of the same group of people to Google+, the Auto-Awesome feature will create a composite picture with the best smiles.  Here are two pictures I took of our friends David and Lynn when they visited us in our motorhome: Original Photo #1 Original Photo #2 Google+ Photos Creates Read more…

Using Picasa for Blogger Pictures

Using Picasa for Blogger Pictures

There are lots of posts on Picasa’s official support forum from people upset that the “Blog This!” feature of Picasa is no longer working.  That doesn’t bother me at all.  Even though I’ve kept a Blogger.com blog since 2003, and used Picasa for almost as long, I’ve never used the BlogThis! feature to get my Read more…