Picasa Photo Management

Paul Ellmore, webmaster

     This is really not an advertizement for Google Picasa, but it is the system I use, and I will be happy to provide e-mail support to you, with Picasa, as I can duplicate your entries.

 

     This page is a "work in progress" as I have several items yet to be entered.

     Go into the internet and read about Picasa and download their free software.    Click here for a direct link.

     If you elect to download Picasa ... During the program loading, give Picasa the OK to search your computer for existing photographs.  It will not move those photos, but will link to them.   This way, you view all your photos in one place, no matter where they are inside your computer.   Your photos stay in the folders that you have them.  

 

     Picasa makes a new folder for all new photos coming in from your camera.   You can grab as many new photos as you want and drag them to an existing photo folder, or make a new folder.  All existing folders have names that you previously decided.   All new folders require naming at the time of creation.   

     Also, during this program load, give Picasa the permission to set up Face Recognition ("Name Tags").   This great feature allows you to name everyone within each photo, and then search for all photos that each person is in.  If you already have many photos on your computer, this photo ID process will take a long time, but it's worth it.   Picasa can sort using First or Last name within a photo, or by any alphabetic or numeric ID of the photo itself.

 

     To re-title a photo; click on the photo and press the F2 key on the top of your computer keyboard.   Type in the name pertaining to the entire photo.   Do not use the same exact name for any other photo.  Put all of your same event photos in a folder (that you name) so all these photos are together for "slide show, full screen viewing."

     You can view your photo groups (folders) by the folder's alphabetical name, regardless of where on your computer they are.   Or you can view the folders by where they reside (tree and branch structure.)   It is important to know the "tree" placement, as this is how you find each photo for e-mail attachment.