Sep 102012

I’ve heard people complain that they don’t like ‘where Picasa puts my pictures.’  hmmm – they obviously don’t understand Picasa very well because Picasa only imports pictures exactly where you tell it!  Picasa is just your tool for managing pictures in your computer’s folders.

Name your Folder Whatever You Want

When importing, use ‘Enter Folder Title’ instead of Date Taken or Today. It will create a folder underneath ‘My Pictures’ with whatever name you specify. (We will import NJ pictures from a camera card)


Add New Pictures to An Existing Folder

When importing again, you can use the same folder you just created by clicking on the dropdown in the first box. You can also import into any existing folder on your computer by clicking on ‘Choose…’


Renaming Existing Folders

It’s easy to rename folders you see in Picasa.  Just double click the folder name and you should see ‘Folder Properties’ Just overwrite the name and click OK.

Creating a New Folder

Picasa cannot create a new blank folder, but it can take an existing picture and create a new folder for it.  Just right-click on a picture and choose ‘Move to New Folder.’ You will be prompted for a folder name.  When you click OK, the folder will be created, and the picture will be in it.  Picasa can only deal with folders that contain at least one picture. 

Deleting Folders with Picasa

It’s as simple as right-clicking on the Folder icon in Picasa’s library and choosing Delete Folder.  You will get a confirmation message like “Are you sure you want to move the folder “New Jersey Visit” and its contents to the Recycle Bin?”  When you respond by clicking the ‘Delete Folder’ button, that’s exactly what it will do.  That folder is now deleted from your computer.

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