A Simple Picasa Tip

With the end of the year drawing near, I’ve been spending a lot of time reviewing and organizing my photos from the past 12 months. Every year, I put together a DVD slideshow of photographs to hand out to family and friends.

This year, I decided to use Picasa to help me identify the photos that I wanted to include in the DVD. However, once I found the photos I wanted within Picasa, I didn’t really know how to get them organized in a way that I could import them into Nero Vision.

First, I tried dragging them into a new Windows folder. I thought that worked, until I realized that the photos actually got moved from their original folders into the new folder. That was not at all what I wanted to do. I wanted to create copies; I didn’t want to move them.

After a bit of searching online, I found a helpful little tip. Once you select the photos you want in Picasa, you can go to the “File” menu and click “Export Picture to Folder“. From there, you can locate the folder to which you want to export the photo(s). I have no idea why this option isn’t available in the context menu when you select photos, but, to me, it would make a lot of sense to add that option there. Until then, I’ll keep on using the File menu to copy my photos.

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