Working With Picasa 3 – Part 1: Importing and Management

Picasa is a great application developed by the geniuses at Google as a solution to the age old issue of digital photo management. Since its introduction, Picasa has grown to include many advanced features, while maintaining the relatively simple user interface that is expected of Google Applications.

In the following video, produced by Google, you will see how the simple interface in Picasa makes it easy for you to import your pictures into Picasa 3. It also explains web albums, a great way of making your pictures accessible from the web to share with your friends and family. For more information on importing pictures from your digital camera onto your computer, see this post: Thankfully, if you wish to simply use Picasa to manage your photo collection, which is often preferable, you won’t have to import them into your computer first. Picasa will take care of everything for you.

This next video introduces you to some of the basic organizational functions found in Picasa 3. You will learn how the pictures you imported in the first video can be organized and tagged for easier management of your digital photo collection. This is where you start to see how Picasa is helping shape the way we manage our digital memories.

That’s all for now. There is more to come. We’ve just begun to see what Picasa has to offer.