Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Using Google PICASA for Photos

The Slideshow below was made by using Google Picasa:

The example slide show contains composite images made by students using Adobe Fireworks. Students are set the task to make "people" using plants, fruits, and vegetables. This teaches them how to use the selection, resize, and copy tools in Adobe CS3. They also have a lot of fun creating their family of "Plant People".

Google “Picasa” is a Web 2.0 photo display and online storage application, much like its main rival Yahoo’s “Flickr”.

In Picasa, we can upload up to 1 gigabyte of Photos for free, and assemble them into “Web Albums” and then create slideshows of these albums.

We can then email our Photo Album to friends, or get the web link for our album to put it into a word document. We can also generate embed HTML to put a slideshow of our album onto a webpage, like we have done at the start of this blog post.

Google Picasa is located at: http://picasaweb.google.com

The following PDF document gives detailed information about how to get started using Google Picasa:

If you would like to have your own full size copy of this PDF, then simply click the save disk icon button on the PDF viewer, and you should be able to save it to your own hard disk.

Alternatively, you can view or save the PDF by clicking the link below:

Click here to open or save the "How to Use Picasa" PDF

Although I have been using Yahoo's Flickr for my photos, (see previous post on this), I have recently started using Google Picasa as well.

Picasa is easier than Flickr, (less steps), for quickly getting a slideshow up onto a web page; however we don't get all of Flickr's fancy bottom-of-screen scrolling and viewing options.

Big Passy Wasabi

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