Use Picasa to view photos already on your computer, or to import photos from your camera.
Add photos already on your computer
Once you've downloaded and installed Picasa, you have total control over the photos that Picasa displays. Picasa shows you the photo and video file types that you tell it to find, in the folders that you tell it to search.
|Control the folders that display||Control the file types that display|
|Click Tools > Folder Manager to control which folders are displayed:||Click Tools > Options (PC) or Picasa > Preferences (Mac) to control which file types are displayed|
Import new photos
Of course, not all your photos reside on your computer. You can import photos into Picasa from many sources, including cameras, CDs, memory cards, scanners, webcams, and more. Photos you import are saved on your computer and displayed automatically in Picasa.
- In Picasa, click Import.
- Select the source of your new photos (e.g. your camera) from the 'Import photos from' drop-down menu at the top.
- Select the destination folder on your computer for your new photos, from the 'Import to' drop-down menu at the bottom.
- If you'd like to upload the photos you're importing to Picasa Web Albums at the same time, select the 'Upload' checkbox.
- Select the specific photos you'd like to import and click Import Selected, or click Import All to import all the photos displayed.