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    Default Google Picasa for Newbie

    I have wrote a tutorial how to use Picasa to enhance photo and dedicated to photography newbie.

    Posted in our new blog as well http://www.pixelraves.com


    Step 1: Double click to open the picture you would like to enhance


    Step 2: Now you are in the editing view


    Step 3: Click the Tuning tab, adjust Highlights to increase the brightness and adjust the Shadows to increase the contrast of the photo. This photo color too warm, I have adjusted the Color Temperature to left to reduce the warmness.


    Step 4: Now click on Effects tab for more enhancement. I have selected Saturation and to give the photo a little bit more vivid.


    Step 5: Next, I click Glow to give the photo some gauzy glow feel.

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    Step 6: I would like to make the blue sky darker to simulate polarizer effect. I have used Graduated Tint and adjust the Feather value to maximum to give the smoothest feel and increase the Shade value to darken the sky.

    Now I am done and satisfied with the result and I am ready to export this enhanced photo to a smaller size.


    Step 7: Click File -> Export Picture to Folder…


    Step 8: In this window, you can select the size and image quality that you want to export. For this photo, I have selected 1024 x 768 and Maximum Image Quality.


    Step 9: Compare the exported and edited copy against the original image. Now you should be able to see that the image has become much better.

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    good work. thanks for the info.

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    Nice tutorial!Upzz for u

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    neat site bro.hee

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    i've had picasa all this time and i never used it to edit my photos lol
    Think can start using picasa instead of PS

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    Hi philipcs,

    Good effort Thank you!

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    i'm using picasa to PP my pics though I'm rather comfortable with Adobe® Photoshop®. The user interface on Picasa makes post processing work very fast and efficient. If piscasa becomes popular, maybe in future we can say did you GP your pics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay View Post
    i'm using picasa to PP my pics though I'm rather comfortable with Adobe® Photoshop®. The user interface on Picasa makes post processing work very fast and efficient. If piscasa becomes popular, maybe in future we can say did you GP your pics?
    lol sounds like some line for advert.I agree that user interface of Picasa makes PP work easy and fast though
    Have you GPed today?

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    lol i tot picasa is a host and thats wat i m using?
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    thanks for your comments.

    for myself, i will use picasa whenever i need to do mass simple enhancement for non-critical photo because the out come is really good.

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