There’s all sorts of reasons why I think that Picasa is the best photo management program for the majority of people taking digital pictures. Number one is the fact that it handles 90% of all the tasks involved with digital photos – you only need to learn one program instead of 5 different programs for 5 different tasks. But, a very close second is that it is so easy to make your pictures look better. I love looking at photos of our travels, but not the photos I snapped. I like looking at them after they have been improved with Picasa. And it only takes a couple seconds with each one.
This is the photo I snapped from the window while Jim drove the motorhome down I-95 at 60 mph:
But, this is the photo I enjoy looking at – and it’s how I actually remember seeing the scene. It’s a real trick to get the camera to capture what the eye is seeing
The first one is ho-hum. The second one is dreamy.
It literally only took a few seconds to click on:
- I’m Feeling Lucky(Tutorial Videos: Basic Edits)
- Straighten (Tutorial Videos: Basic Edits)
- Sharpen (Tutorial Videos:Picasa’s 12 Effects)
- Increase saturation (Tutorial Videos:Tuning)
- Apply a blue graduated tint to the sky (Tutorial Videos:Picasa’s 12 Effects)
- Crop (Tutorial Videos:Crop Size Options)
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