by April 3, 2007 0 comments



There are many software that let you manage your pictures efficiently, see
how they look after giving them minute effects, crop what you don’t like, but
Picasa is one of the easiest and the simplest ones. This photo management
software from Google is something that can corrupt you at first sight. With this
software, you can add simple effects and can see the results within seconds. You
can remove red eye, adjust contrast, color, etc. You can add caption to
yourphotos, which of course helps in better search.

One of the major advantages of Picasa over other photo management software is
that you can share your pictures online, and also get access to your pictures
from any part of the world. You have an easy access to all the pictures on your
computer, which will be shown in a single window. It has other functionalities
such as slideshow, make gift CDs, which you can give to you loved ones, email,
blog you picture, print it, export it and lots more.

Direct Hit!
Applies To:
Digital Photography
Price: Free
USP: Applying basic effects to your favorite picture
Primary Link:
picasa.google.com/

Google Keywords: photo management, Picasa

Picasa automatically scans a newly updated picture in your system and adds
them up by itself. You also have the star rating option to rate your picture.

How can you add simple effects? Open up Picasa and choose a picture you want
to add effects to. Double click on the picture. On the left hand side you will
find many options, click on  ‘Effects’ tab. From the many effects listed
there, apply any of your choice. Suppose you need ‘Soft
Focus’ effect. Simply click on it to apply it. You have more options to enhance
your picture or you can simply save the effect that you have applied.

You can set focus at any position in the picture, vary the size of the focus,
and set the amount also. After applying, you can save or cancel the changes.
That’s it. You have a lot of other options available in Picasa, such as ‘Basic
Fixes’, which include crop, straighten, redeye reduction and many more. Apart
from the basic file format, it also supports pictures of camera brands of the
likes of Nikon, Canon, and Kodak.

Apply different effects to
your favorite photos and see the result instantanously in Picasa with just a
few mouse clicks

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