Learning never exhausts the mind - Leonardo da Vinci
I’ve been playing around with Picasa for a short while now and I am starting to get the hang of things. I love the simplicity of it and also love its user friendly interface. Once you’re used to it, it usually takes about 10 seconds to crop, edit, sharpen etc per photo. I have tried out the inbuilt auto functions to see what the program comes up with and most of the time the results are quite good. Personally, I prefer to do things manually as I get a better understanding of which function does what. If needed I first crop the photo followed by a bit of light filling and saturation and finally a little sharpening. Once done it is then a simple case of exporting the photos to a folder and, if you prefer, re-sizing them at the same time. It is nowhere in the league of Photoshop and the like but for quick and fast editing it suits me perfectly.
Here are some of the results