If you love to take photos but sometimes miss the perfect picture by a detail, an image editing programme can help you to erase little imperfections! Our series of articles about such programmes is to present technical support that is easy to use, turns your photos into pieces of art and yourself into a professional photographer.
Part two deals with Picasa by Google.
Where can I find Picasa and how can I get it?
Simply visit the Picasa website, choose your language and download this free programme to organise, edit and share your photos. After downloading and opening the programme Picasa asks you to search your files or your whole computer for photos. If you allow this search, Picasa will order your photos or rather the files where you stored them according to the date you added a photo or rather created a file. You can edit a photo in several ways if you double-click on it.
Which features does it offer?
Picasa enables you to crop or straighten your photos, alter its colour and contrast or add text and special effects (like sepia, black & white or saturation). Additionally you can create picture collages, pencil sketches or polaroids as well as screen savers. After editing your pictures according to your needs and wishes you can rename and rate them before exporting them to other files or sharing them in a web album.
Apart from those editing tools, Picasa provides other options like several views, a slideshow and a timeline as well. If your photo shows people, you can create a list that tells others (whom you share your photos or albums with) who is displayed on that picture. Simply have a closer look at the navigation bar (especially the menu “view”) and find out all options Picasa offers.