Welcome to Picasa and Picasa Web Albums

In this guide, you'll learn how to use Picasa to organize and edit your photos and videos. Then you'll learn how to use Picasa Web Albums to upload and share your photos and videos.

The Picasa Software

As you get started, there are two things you should always remember:

  • Picasa does not store the photos on your computer.
    When you open Picasa, it simply looks at the folders on your computer and displays the photos it finds. It displays the file types that you tell it to find, in the folders that you tell it to search.
  • Your original photos are always preserved.
    When using editing tools in Picasa, your original files are never touched. The photo edits you make are only viewable in Picasa until you decide to save your changes. Even then, Picasa creates a new version of the photo with your edits applied, leaving the original file totally preserved.

Google's Picasa software lets you organize, edit, and upload your photos in quick, easy steps. Download Picasa at http://picasa.google.com.

Picasa Web Albums

Looking for a simple way to get photos from your camera and computer on the web? Google's Picasa Web Albums provides 1GB of free storage that makes sharing your photos a snap. Visit http://picasaweb.google.com.