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How Do I Create an Online Photo Album

January 11, 2012  |  Difficulty: Medium

How to share photos for free, register and upload photos using Picasa®.

Today, digital cameras are used in almost every household. Digital camera users are often faced with figuring out how to share their photos with their friends. A popular solution is to create an online album, one that anyone can browse through as if flipping the pages of a physical photo album. The Google® Picasa® application offers a solution specifically for this need; you just register on Picasa® website and you can easily share photos for free through a simple click. To learn how to register and upload photos using Picasa®, follow the instructions below.

Creating a Google® email account:

  1. First, you must create a Google® email account (If you already have a mailbox on Google® you can skip this part).
  2. Fill in all of the necessary information and click on the “I accept. Create my account” button at the bottom of the page.

Creating a Picasa® Web Album:

  1. Install the Google® Picasa® image software by following the instructions in the article that focuses on getting free photo editing software.
  2. Go to the Picasa® home page and click on the “Picasa Web Albums” link below the “Download Picasa” button.
  3. Sign in to your Google® account (created in previous part).
  4. In the Google® accounts settings you can fill in your country and mobile number or leave it at the default and click on the “Save and continue” button.
  5. Now you should create your Google® Profile by clicking on the “Yes, Create my Google Profile” button.
  6. Click on the “Launch Picasa” button.
  7. The application will start, if the “Web Albums” dialog box is opened, fill in your Google® account information and click on the “Sign In” button.
  8. To share the album, select the related folder in the left pane of the Picasa® application. In the main window, click on the “Share” button for the desired album.
  9. The “Share Photos” dialog box will open and you can fill in the “To:” box information about the group you are sharing the album with.
  10. In “Subject,” fill out the short description of the album and in the box below you may write your comments. This information will be sent to the selected group as a notification.
  11. Click on the “View Online” button to see the photo album online.

Tips and Tricks:

  • To see all of your albums in the Picasa® Web Album click on the “My Photos” tab.
  • To share the  album, click on the album and then on the “Share” button in the right pane.

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