How to Make a New Folder

by Chris Guld,

I recently received an email from a Geeks on Tour Member asking:

“How do I make a new folder in Picasa?”  You tell me how to rename them, how to move pictures to a folder, but I have over 357 pictures in one folder and I can’t seem to make several new ones to break up the big folder into several smaller ones.”

This answer is copied straight out of the Picasa Beginner’s Guide.  I hope it helps:

There is no command to create an empty folder. Picasa’s sole job is to manage photos, so it can only make a folder with a picture to put in it. To make a new folder,

  • from the Library view:
  • Right click on a photo (or a group of photos) to be stored in the new folder
  • Choose “Move to New Folder”
  • Fill out the form presented. A folder name, and description if desired. Note:this will be a folder in the ‘My Pictures’ area. You cannot create a subfolder with this procedure.
  • Click OK The folder will be created and the picture(s) will be put in it.

In general, try *not* to make too many folders. Picasa offers you many more ways to organize and find pictures – you don’t need a folder for every event or date. Our recommendation is to make a folder for each month of the year and store all photos taken in their respective month’s folder. Then use ‘Albums’ as your primary tool for organizing photos into logical groups.

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Chris is a teacher. Although she comes as close to an expert as possible in many areas of computer usage, she can still remember what it's like not to know these things! That means she can communicate with students in a way that teaches and doesn't demean. She really enjoys teaching one-on-one and for groups of people, but she reaches a worldwide audience with her tutorial videos on the website. She currently travels the country in an RV with her husband, Jim. As Geeks on Tour, they present computer seminars at RV rallies, computer clubs, and Senior Centers all over the US.

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