Add photos already on your computer

You don't need to import photos and videos from a device to Picasa if they are already saved on your computer. Instead, Picasa gives you two tools which let you choose exactly which photos and videos are displayed. 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

If you'd like to add a single photo rather than an entire folder, Picasa lets you add one at a time.