If you’ve been reading these tips all along, you know that we advocate *not* saving. As long as you use Picasa every time you work with your pictures, you don’t need to save. However, if you ever want to use your picture in another program; like Word, or Powerpoint, or a website – then it is important to know the different save options available. Here they are:
Save – File Save or right click Save. Saves all edits to the file on disk – puts the original in a hidden folder called originals.
Save all Edits – same as File Save for all pictures that have been edited in the current folder.
Save As – Saves all edits to a new file, allowing you to give it a new name and/or location.
Export– Saves all edits to a new file in a location you specify. Also allows you to resize. This is the only way to resize. (Tutorial Videos: Exporting Pictures for Use in Another Program)
Save a Copy – File / Save a Copy … duplicates the selected file, adds a number to the end of the file name. Puts the copy in the same folder as the original.
Edit Copy – with one photo selected, Edit / Copy. Now you can go to Word, or Outlook, or Powerpoint and Paste.
Each of these techniques is demonstrated in the Show-Me-How video at Geeks on Tour: Tutorial Videos: Ways to Save.
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