A lot of my friends (and I’m sure a lot of you out there) are Picasa literate, but I have been a slow convert to Picasa (“Picasa is a software download from Google that helps you organize, edit, and share your photos. It’s free, and easy to use.”) Unfortunately, my personality is such that I can be a bit slow at converting to things. I didn’t take the plunge to buy some rockin’ boots until a whole year after the fad started!
After you download the software, Picasa searches out all the photos you have on your computer. The new version has face-matching technology. Picasa scans all the photos in your collection, identifies the ones with faces, and groups photos with similar faces together. Then you get to say who is in the photo. Pretty cool! Picasa has made folders for all the members of my family!
I haven’t really used the photo manipulation functions yet, but Centsational Girl swears by it. What I have done this week is made picture collages.
This was my first attempt at using the photo collage function in Picasa. Me likey! Beats making a photo montage by lining up photos in Publisher any day (Yes I did do that! On more than one occasion! But with Picasa you just choose the photos you want in it, and it does all the rest!)
This is one I did the other day. We had a fun day out with the cousins a few days ago, and I wanted to put a photo collage in each of my children’s journal (Reality Check: Just incase you suddenly had visions of beautiful journals filled with photos and daily journal entries…..Our children’s journals are not up to date, and they have hardly any photos in them *wink* Hopefully my addiction to making collages will help this cause!)
This is the collage I did for my youngest.
Tonight I have followed Clover Lane’s tutorial to make a banner. After some fiddling, I came up with the one below. Unfortunately, the blog template that I’m using, doesn’t allow me to “hide” the automatically generated title for my blog that you see at the top of the screen. So I will just have to sigh, and admire the banner in this post instead.
How do you make your headers for your blogs?
Hmmmm…what else can I make into a collage???