Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Discovering and Loving Picasa

I've been using Picasa for quite a while now. Aside from making it easy for me to search for photos - I usually tag my folders this way when I download photos from my digital camera "Year-Date Photo was Taken-Occasion/Venue/Event", for example 2007 April 29 to May 1 Cebu and Bohol - and that makes it easy for me to put a keyword in the Picasa search box and find the photo I'm looking for.

Aside from Picasa's search function, the next best thing I like about Picasa is the "I'm feeling lucky" button which can be found when you view photos and edit them. I'm no expert photographer nor web designer, so it's a bit difficult for me to determine what's the best contrast and brightness for a photo. I just click on "I'm feeling lucky" and the photo gets fixed up instantly. Check out the photos below I spruced up using Picasa.

Time Warp


Photos taken at Fort San Pedro, Cebu City, Philippines
using a point and shoot digital camera. I used the "Focal B&W"
feature to set the photo in B&W and one point in color.

And, of course, since I seem to be verging towards "I can't go through a day without blogging" I'm really happy about the following Picasa features: Blog This, Web Album (where you can easily get link URLs and codes for embedding albums in your blog), and the Collage.

And!
And! 1 GB storage space! :)

3 comments:

  1. "Picasa Web Albums does not yet have a dedicated Linux uploader. If you'd like to try uploading photos using our web upload form, click the Upload Photos button on right to get started."

    hehe, ohnoes.

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  2. Am also using Picasa and Picasa Web:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/ederic/

    The Web uploader didn't work in Firefox, so I had to do it in batches. It worked well when I used IE, though.

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