Monday, November 24, 2008

Edit Movies, Slide Shows, Photos - Picasa 3

Wow - the excellent Photo Organizing/Edit program made by Google, Picasa 3, has had a MAJOR face lift. It's an incredible change, as I loved the program before the changes. I'll detail below all the changes that were made. My favorite changes are the ability to make movies (a la Adobe Premiere Elements - $99 and Windows Movie Maker (included free with Windows)), the automatic Red-Eye suggestions, the automatic syncing to Web albums and the easy upload to YouTube button (after you've made your movies). Picasa now embodies a great alternative to the Adobe Photoshop/Premier Elements Package which retails for $149. I feel Picasa is more intuitive than Adobe products and it's free!

This movie maker is quite powerful. It has transition effects, the ability to put in photos and music, and edit videos you've taken.

The new Features are Amazing:

Create Movies (Edit movies, Transitions, Music, Add Photos)
Re-touch (cloning) to rub out blemishes
Cropping - smarter
Preview of all edits
100% Un-do
Picasa Web Album Syncing
Share photos online private or public
Automatic Red-eye (which you can still adjust)
Write on Photos
Easy Upload (up to 1 G) of movies to YouTube
Non-destructive Updates

Cool Links

Picasa Readme File + Video
Video of New Features
Official Picasa Help Page
Picasa 3 Overview

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