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Picasa 3

If you take digital photos or have a large collection of digital images you use for various projects, you know how challenging it can be to keep them organized. What is nice about “Picasa” is 1) it’s a free program from Google; 2) it allows you to manage your photos and digital images in one place, and find photos you forgot you had; 3) allows you to edit them to fix red-eye, crop and more; 4) create photos into movies, collages, slide shows and more; and 5) share them by uploading seamlessly to Picasa Web Albums to share with friends, family and the world.

I have moved to the digital world for photography, and just uploaded over 200 pictures into Picasa. It is a fast and efficient way to organize not only photos but digital images. With maintaining web sites for myself and several other organizations, I have to keep digital images (logos, clip art, etc.) in some logical sense of organization!

Picasa 3 has just been launched and is available to download, at no cost! It’s a Google product, so you know it’s great! Visit the Picasa web site at


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Posted by on September 20, 2008 in Photography


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Have You “Blurbed”?

If you are like me, you take pictures (digital or film) and end up with oodles of prints! What do we do with all of the prints?

I recently found a  web site that lets you create “books” of your photos. It’s called “Blurb”. First, you download the free Blurb BookSmart software. (Go to Next, you create your book – you add photos, artwork and text. You have the creative control! And last, you order one book or many. Prices start at just $12.95. The finished “book”, which is an actual hardbound book, is shipped to you. From the web site, the finished product is very professional looking and high quality. I’m going to give it a try with travel photos! What a wonderful gift to family members, to create a bound book of family photos! Along with the photos, you can capture family history and pass down a legacy to your children!

What a wonderful way to capture your travel journal and photos into one bound coffee table-style piece! If you travel as much as I do, you no doubt have lots of photos, and a journal of your daily sites and places.

What a wonderful gift to a bride and groom — a collection of pictures of each through the years, captured into one nice book, with commentary from family, friends, co-workers, etc.

I do not receive a commission or kick back from Blurb — I just find this service to be a real answer to the problem of “what do I do with all of these photos”!


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Posted by on September 16, 2008 in Photography


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