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Creating Photo Albums and Slideshows with Picasa
- Go to Picasa's website and click "Free Download". Download and install the program.
- The first time the program runs, Picasa will scan your computer for photos. Don't worry if it finds a huge amount of photos - only the files or folders you specifically want to upload to the web will be uploaded.
- You can always go to "File >> Add Folder to Picasa" or "File >> Add File to Picasa" to upload more photos later.
- After Picasa has found the pictures you would like to share, you may crop, resize, remove redeye, etc.
- Click on the "Web Album" button at the bottom of the window.
The pictures will be uploaded to a web album with a url identical to the name you gave it. Here you can add captions, rotate pictures, etc.
To link to an album...
- Name your album.
- Set privacy to "public" so visitors can see your photos.
- Sign in with your google id, or create one for free if you don't have one yet.
To embed a slideshow...
- Make sure you are viewing the album, not an individual picture. On the menu on the left, click "Link to this Album".
- Copy the code under "Paste HTML to embed in website".
- Paste this code into your personal or department website.
- This option only allows visitors to view your album cover. To view the rest of the images in the album they can simply follow the link to your full web album.
- Make sure you are viewing the album, not an individual picture. On the menu on the left, click "Embed Slideshow".
- Select a slideshow size. The best options for embedding on WWU sites are either Medium or Large.
- Decide whether or not you want the slideshow to autoplay and/or display captions.
- Copy the code and paste it into your personal or department website.
- Whenever you add new photos to this album they will be added to the slideshow, so if you want multiple slideshows you must create multiple web albums.
- Once the slideshow has been added to your website, visitors may decide to autoplay the slideshow, view pictures individually by using the arrow buttons, or visit your web album to view the fullsize images.
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