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This article is a continuation from PART 1.

Because we finished resizing the image, let’s return to our library to change our remaining photo. The second image we have is large and we would like to put it on our blog page. Large images can take a long time to load when visitors go to our page so let’s reduce its file size to make it more appropriate for the web in Picasa.


7. We have to export an image to change its file size. Let’s begin by selecting the photo of the street performers. Remember that when you make changes to an image in Picasa, it’s not actually changing the source image. Instead it’s adding edit to the view of the image in the process, somewhat like a filter. If you want to truly change the image so that the changes are applied to the file you have to export it as a new copy. With our image selected we can use the export button which is down at the bottom of the window.


Exporting and image will take any changes you make within Picasa and apply them to a new copy of the image. This dialog box asks us what changes we would like to make and where we would like to save the new copy.


8. The export location is that to a special exports holder within the Picasa folder which is fine. The image size option and slider will allow us to make changes to the file size. Right now it’s defaulted eight hundred pixels. This is a little big for the web so let’s reduce it. That reduced it to six hundred forty pixels which is still too big. Now click the slider twice more. This small size will make the image much more web friendly so let’s stick with these settings and export the image. After exporting the image we’re taken directly to the folder where the new image has been placed, now we can upload this new copy to the web. Picasa has so many easy to use features that it makes photo editing a hassle free process, even for users who aren’t design experts.

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