How to use Google Picasa to handle all your photos securely

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http://www.liberiangeek.net – Dreadful moments happen in our lives that we sometimes can’t control. Like when working on your computer and all of a sudden,  for no apparent reason, your computer crashes and all your important stuff are gone, pictures included. When that happens, you begin to scramble and look for safer ways to store important stuff. Instead of looking for solutions after the fact, you can securely stored your precious pictures online with Google’s Picasa program with Web Albums. Web Albums allows you to upload your pictures online automatically or manually. Google gives anyone who signs up for Picasa a 1GB storage for free.   In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use Picasa with Web Albums and securely store your pictures online and stop the panic attack the day your computer failed you.     1) Download in install Picasa from here. Click Run when prompted.       2) Accept the License Agreement and click Install to install the program.     3) Click Finish to complete the process.     4) After is opened the first time, it prompts to search for pictures on your computer. Specify a location to search.     5) Let Picasa handle all photos on your system. Choose the default below and finish.       6) Picasa will search your computer and return all photos found organized by folders and locations.     7) The top right corner is where you access and configure Web Album. Click Sign into Web Album from the top right corner. Enter your Google account info and click Sign In. Right-click any photo and select Upload to Picasa Web Albums.     To upload a whole folder, click on the folder on the left and select Upload to Picasa Web Albums. To automatically upload any new photo to your Google Web Albums, click down-arrow to the Share button and select Enable Sync.     9) To upload photos automatically, click the down-arrow to the right of the Share button and click Enable Sync. All new photos will be automatically uploaded.       10) Check your Web Albums to view you photos online. The upload may take a while if you’re uploading a lot of photos.     There are many cool features available to you in Picasa. You can email, print, and shop for photo accessories online with few clicks. Picasa photo editor performs like any other photo editor. It allows you to crop, edit and resize photos easily.   Enjoy and come back soon. Join the forum discussion on this post — (1) Posts (HowTos)