Monday, June 15, 2009

Just Learned New Picasa Tricks "Blog This" and Collage Making

Those of you who alrealy know about these cool features of Picasa, bear with my excitement. The "Blog This" feature lets you quickly upload photos directly into your blog. The Collage feature opens the door to creative presentations of your photos. I'm so pleased with my discovery.

Here is how "Blog This" works (I think):
1. Chose the photo you want to embed in your blog.
2. Hit the "Blog This" button that is the 4th from the right on the bottom of the screen.
3. A menu appears that lets you chose your blog to post in. Select your blog.
4. You are now in the edit screen for blogger, with a photo already posted. Cool.
5. Problem - I can only figure out how to post one photo, next photo selection will start a new blog entry so . . .
6. For multiple photos, continue above 1 - 5, then, cut additional pictures and paste them in the blog entry you are working on completing. You will then have several draft blogs with the single picture you cut and pasted into your intended blog post. These will need to be deleted. This sounds laborious but is still MUCH faster than waiting for photos to upload using the "add image" function from your blogger menu.

Hope my description was sort of coherent. Good Luck!

p.s. Here is a great tip from Tami of Pennsylvania Wild Woman: CTRL + Left Mouse Click will let you select multiple photos


Lori Skoog said...

I can't see a photo, if one is posted.

One Red Horse said...

OH NO! I can see my own photo in firefox and chrome. Can anyone else not see it?

Lori Skoog said...

I see it now, and it is FABULOUS!!!!

Grey Horse Matters said...

Your photo collage looks wonderful, great subject. I've never tried the upload in Picassa, because I figured I would get it wrong and major errors would occur on the blog etc... Maybe I will try it now that somebody else did it first.

Tami said...

CTRL + Left Mouse Click will let you select multiple photos.

CoyoteFe said...

That is a great collage! Have to go figure that out (Hello, I'm a PC ...)