Question: I like the face recognition feature. I would like to be able to create albums based on the recognition of a single person, but I want the original photo that the face came from not the face only photo. Is there a way to do this? ; Tom
Answer: Oh boy! This is an easy one – and very exciting once you discover it. First, you need to understand that the People collection in Picasa *are* Albums. They are special albums created automatically by the face recognition feature. By default, Picasa just displays the face for you, but the whole picture is there, you just need to click on the button – at the upper left of the group of faces – that says, ‘View Zoomed out to the whole picture’ instead of the one that is automatically selected, ‘View zoomed in to the face.’
Here’s the video to show you how:
This tip brought to you by Geeks on Tour
Geeks on Tour is a membership website with hundreds of Tutorial Videos on topics of interest to travelers, such as managing digital photos with Picasa, Route-Planning with Streets and Trips, and sharing your travels with a website using Blogger or with friends on Facebook. You can subscribe to our free e-newsletters, or become a paid member and be able to view all of the videos in the Learning Library.
Members may want to view the following tutorial videos. Not a member? Join now.
- Naming Faces
- People Albums: Viewing Faces or Entire Picture
- Using Search to Create a Temporary Album