Oct 022014

Here is the picture my camera captured:


After Crop, Boost, Increase Shadows, and Graduated Tint, here is the picture that Picasa can show me:



It’s a subtle difference, but it makes all the difference. The second picture is what I remember seeing. The beginning of a crimson sunset, with the dramatic Morro Rock in the distance and the natural beauty of green grasses and and other dune vegetation in the foreground.

Watch this 3 minute video to see just how easy this transformation is with Picasa.

You can undo any editing feature that you use, so don’t be afraid to experiment. That’s the beauty of Picasa, you can try as many of the editing buttons as you want and see which ones you like. Don’t like it? Just Undo.

As part of our Geeks on Tour Learning Library, we have nearly 100 tutorial videos on all aspects of Picasa. Here are links to just a few. Notice the ones that say “free” anyone can watch. To watch them all, you need to be a member of Geeks on Tour.

  1. Overview of Picasa #156 Free
  2. Folder Manager #233 Free
  3. Basic Edits #261 Free
  4. Ways to Save #140 Free
  5. Google+ Auto Backup and Auto Awesome Free
  6. Short Course on Organizing your Pictures w/Picasa – 8 Videos
  7. Adding Text to Pictures #104
  8. Picasa’s 12 Effects #121
  9. More Effects 13-18 #253
  10. Resizing Pictures

  One Response to “The Picture your Camera Captures vs. the Picture Picasa can Give You”

  1. Hey Guys: I have a bit of a problem with your videos. Although I have the Windows OS volume control set to the max & the Video volume control set to the max as well, I can just barely hear you. I don’t have trouble with other YouTube videos volume which leads me to think (hopefully) that you may have some control over the volume when you record. If possible, please help me with this as your videos are quite helpful and I want to hear as well as see.

    My thanks, Elmer Blythe

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