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Picasa for SENIORS

Picasa for SENIORS

Author: Studio Visual Steps
ISBN: 978 90 5905 246 8
Book type: Paperback
Number of pages: 264
Table of contents - pdf file PDF file
Sample chapter - pdf file PDF file

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This Picasa book guides you through all of the basic functions of the photo editing software Picasa, providing step-by-step instructions and practice photos. Use this Picasa book as a learning tool and a Picasa manual.

Manage, retouch and share your photos

Picasa is an excellent choice for a handy and free photo management program. Picasa offers extended functionality for organizing and presenting your photo collection. It also offers several useful editing options to improve color quality and remove undesirable “red eyes”. Crop or straighten photos in a few seconds, print them or create a slide show. In order to safeguard your photos you can burn them to a CD or DVD. You can make internet web albums or publish your photos on your blog. Picasa offers exactly what many are looking for: an easy way to manage, edit and present your photo collection.

Picasa for SENIORS book contents

  • Photo management
  • Photo improvement and retouching
  • Creating collages and web albums
  • Making a gift CD
  • Creating videos and slide shows
  • Creating a blog

Prior experience:

  • Basic computer skills

You can acquire these basic skills by working through the following computer book:

This book is suitable for:

  • Windows 7 / Windows Vista
  • Picasa 3

Some features require a broadband internet connection (dsl or cable).

The screenshots in this book were made on a computer running Windows 7. Picasa will work pretty much the same way on a computer running Windows Vista.

What readers are saying about Picasa for SENIORS

If you're looking for a tool to teach Picasa to newcomers, this thoroughly designed visual method teaches the method of using Picasa for photo editing and publishing pictures online. A great companion for self-educating and keeping up with technology.
- Sarah D

Finally, a book of computer related instructions that uses plain English coupled with clear illustrations. After familiarizing myself with it, I recommended it to a “Picasa” nights school instructor acquaintance who conducts a course (Picasa) designed for senior students. This was one of the most valuable learning acquisitions I've ever made.
- Seniorpicasa

Great book, easy to understand, step by step instructions and photos of all pages. And you don't have to be a senior to use this valuable book.
- Barry Rubin

I downloaded this free program on to my computer, it is a fantastic program, it will pull every picture that is on your hard drive and organize it in this program. I wanted to know more on how to use this program, that is why i bought this book, and since I am a senior, I qualify.
- Bill Coleman

Visual Steps

Picasa for SENIORS is written using the acclaimed Visual Steps method. This method features the following:

  • Content - the special needs and requirements of the beginning user with little or no technical background have been taken into account.
  • Structure - self-paced, learn as you go. Proceed step by step with easy to follow instructions. What's more, the chapters are organized in such a way that you can skip a chapter or repeat another as desired.
  • Illustrations - plentiful use of screen illustrations to show you if you are on the right track.
  • Layout - large sized book and large print make it easy to read.

The Studio Visual Steps Authors

The Studio Visual Steps team of authors consists of different professionals, all thoroughly experienced in their subject field.