4/26 Tech Talk: Picasa

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Last weeks Tech Talk was: Picasa

Google’s Picasa software lets you organize, edit, and upload your photos in quick, easy steps. If you are at home, download Picasa at http://picasa.google.com.  At school, just put in a helpdesk request for the Picasa software.  Watch this video to gain a better understanding of what Picasa offers. 

Looking for a simple way to get photos from your camera and/or computer onto the web? Google’s Picasa Web Albums provides 1GB of free storage that makes sharing your photos a snap. Visit http://picasaweb.google.com. PicasaWeb would be a great place to host your classroom photos, and the site allows you to embed the slideshows right into blogs, wikis, websites, and more!

Recently, Google issued an update to Picasa that has really upset many users. Instead of being able to upload directly from Picasa to PicasaWeb, the software forces you to upload to Google+. Since Google+ is not a supported feature with Google Apps for Education, this puts all Google Apps users at a disadvantage and forces us to use an extra step to upload our photos. I sincerely hope Google rethinks their decision and gives us the option to upload to PicasaWeb again!

Google has created an awesome “Getting Started Guide” that will help you understand how Picasa and PicasaWeb work.

If you have any questions, please let me know!

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