Document Plan For Using Picasa
Who needs this manual?
Anyone new to Picasa can benefit from this manual because it explains how to use this software application for organizing, editing, and publishing your digital pictures. Use this manual if:
- Computers make you nervous. This manual will introduce you to the basics of Picasa.
- Jargon confuses you. This manual defines all technical terms clearly.
- You are new to digital photography. This manual shows you how Picasa can get you up and running quickly with your new hobby, from downloading and installing the program to printing and publishing your pictures.
- You dislike learning programs by trial and error, or object to navigating a program's help option. This manual supplies an organized, step by step explanation for using Picasa.
- You hate having open windows clutter your computer screen .This manual will be your help option.
What is Picasa?
Picasa is a free digital photography application from Google. Picasa offers many simple tools for working with your digital pictures. With Picasa you can:
- Locate pictures on your computer.
- Organize your pictures in folders.
- Edit and improve your pictures.
- Upload your pictures to your blog or website.
- Produce digital slide shows.
- Order prints of your pictures, or print them yourself.
- Picasa provides the tools that you need to start exploring your digital camera's potential. Use them in albums and scrapbooks, or even frame them.
How does this manual improve on Picasa's Documentation?
While thorough, Picasa documentation suffers limitations:
- Picasa's documentation best serves users with specific questions. It does not show you the step-by-step process of working with Picasa.
- Picasa's documentation lacks this manual’s convenience. Its format does not lend itself to being printed out.
Outline to Picasa Manual
- Background to Picasa
- Description of Picasa
- Developers of Picasa
- Target uer of Picasa
- Starting with Picasa
- Download and setup
- Importing and oganizing pictures
- Editing pictures with Picasa
- Basic Fixes
- Automatic Fixes
- Fill light
- Color Temperature
- Black and white
- Film Grain
- Soft Focus
- Filtered Black and White
- Focused Black and White
- Graduated Tint
- Publishing with Picasa
- Web Album
- Presenting your pictures with Picasa
- Gift CD