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.

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…

Picasa Tip: Find Photos by Date

Picasa Tip: Find Photos by Date

You may know that you can sort your pictures by date using Picasa’s Sort Order tools, but did you know that you can find pictures with a certain date? Let’s say you wanted to see what pictures you took on Christmas Day last year. Just search for 2013:12:25 and make sure to include the colons. Read more…

Picasa Tip: Picture too Dark? Here’s how to fix it.

Picasa Tip: Picture too Dark? Here’s how to fix it.

We took a beautiful drive up the mountain thru a town called Jerome in Arizona. Jerome is perched right on the side of that mountain with a sweeping view of the Verde Valley in the distance. Unfortunately, when I took the picture, the town was in deep shadow and sunlight filled the sky and the Read more…

Your Pictures in the Cloud? Using Google+ Photos with Android and iOS

Your Pictures in the Cloud? Using Google+ Photos with Android and iOS

Many of us are using smartphones and tablets as our primary cameras these days. And, many of you may not even have a computer – finding that the smartphones and tablets meet all your computing needs. But what to do with all those pictures? I know that a lot of you just keep taking pictures Read more…

Picasa’s Folder Manager, What Every User Needs to Know

Picasa’s Folder Manager, What Every User Needs to Know

This is probably the number one, most basic, most important thing to know about PIcasa and yet, the great majority of Picasa users don’t have a clue!  On our GeeksOnTour.com website we have over 90 tutorial videos on using Picasa. I think the one on Folder Manager may be the most important one, so I’m Read more…