PC Doctor February 2, 2018

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Dear PC Doctor:

I have to create a slideshow at work. I’m going to use a whole bunch of old digital photos from 10+ years ago. How do I bring them all together and then make one slideshow? I have Picasa 3 and Windows 7. (At home I have an Apple laptop and it’s so easy!)



Dear Shutterbug:

To view your pictures as a slideshow in Picasa, select an album and then click on the Slideshow button at the top of the Picasa window. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Control + 4 or select Album > View Slideshow from the menu bar.

Since you are drawing on over ten years’ worth of photos, I am guessing that you might not have them all in one album. For the directions above to give you the slideshow you want, you will probably have to create an album and put all of the desired photos in it. To do this, open Picasa. Then enter each folder that has pictures you want to use. Drag them to the Photo Tray located in the lower left corner. Once all the pictures are in the Photo Tray, click Add selected items to an album in the Photo Tray and select New Album. In the window that pops up, give the album a name and click Ok.

That said, Google has stopped providing support for Picasa as of 2016. Users are encouraged to move on to Google Photos. Google Photos is free and has the added feature of being in the cloud, so you can work on your slideshow when you’re at any internet connected computer.

To access Google Photos, log into your Google account. Go to photos. Google.com. Click Upload. A window will open, showing your computer. Highlight the files you want to upload. Click Open. If files are inside folders, you may need to open each folder and select the photos inside in order for them to upload. If you have a lot of pictures, this may take some time.

Once all your photos are in Google Photos, you can create an album and slideshow.

I hope this helps!
Until next time,
Happy computing!

PC Doctor