Photo Editing

Our SIG groups and class instruction is centered around free Photo editing programs and education on cameras , camcorders and lately tablets and iPads with camera capturing ability.

Update March 2016 

Geeks for Seniors

This version discusses handling vacation photos with  new devices Streamed live on Dec 13, 2015

We start with some Quick Tips for everyone. You can also find more information on their website



Join the Geeks On Tour as they  explore smartphones and tablets in our half hour+ show. What Does This Button Do and more questions like that.


Replacing Picasa  

Here's a helpful link to understanding moving away from Picasa and onto Google Photos




Streamed live on Feb 21, 2016 We start with some Quick Tips for everyone.
We'll have a beginners lesson in our next segment. This week we are discussing the announcement that here is this taping 

Join the Geeks On Tour as we explore smartphones and tablets in our half hour+ show. 

 https://youtu.be/RNMayP-t5u8


The link below came from Super Geeks. It is another delivery on Google Photos , but using it from a smart phone.
https://youtu.be/EmCFaus8BRc


Google Photos Tutorial
YouTube Tutorial on using Google Photos from Super Geeks   

https://youtu.be/EmCFaus8BRc?list=PL1nXCKZynyFsJqYkl0IUjq6N3v6qwzAMW


Make A Shared Google Photo   Album

How to Make a Shared Album from the Senior Geeks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLT5gJKeq0A


Tips from Professional Photographer 

He lectures across the country to thousands of photographers every year. One of the original Nikon shooters to receive the D1 in 1999, Moose embraced this new technology, becoming the only wildlife photographer in the world to shoot strictly digital in the early years. While beta testing for all the major hardware and software manufacturers, Moose continues being a creative innovator of new techniques both behind the camera and the computer, which is the driving force behind his photography and goals.


Geeks on Tour from 2015- 

This site has detailed instructions as well as how-to  videos for all your photo editing projects. Our group uses this free Picasa Photo Editor program for class instruction .  You can create Web Albums for sharing as well as create projects like Photo Collages, or choose to have fun with  Photo effects. 
It is similar to the above link, but some added tutorials

Connect to this website as a helpful link


Picasa’s Folder  Manager

Published on Oct 24, 2014
You can control what Picasa sees in its Library! This is probably the number one, most basic, most important thing to know about PIcasa and yet, the great majority of Picasa users don’t have a clue!
https://youtu.be/ora0m0_rLaA?list=PLCc4GDWLoy7y0KZLVOhaja7y_VQijPGpV



Google Help on Picasa  

Below is a link to the Help Panel on Google Picasa photo handling. Their website has  a wealth of information on Picasa and Google+


Microsoft's Photo Editor

MS Live PhotoGallery Editing program
Organizing your photos with Windows Live Photo Gallery

 Windows Live Gallery Instructions

Movie Maker 2012  

This link comes from a computer user's group in Florida. Scroll down the page till you come to the detail about Movie Maker. It's quite long. But you will get acquainted with the tools uesd to make a movie. 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw_tdNeIcnueUVBfVFpyeE9lakU/view?usp=sharing

 The link below is a great reference for each of the aspects of Movie Maker. It covers transitions, effects and music to help you make a great movie to share in Facebook, Youtube or saving on your desktop. This video was published in 2009. Movie Maker has been around a long time. What is most useful to get started is to begin your project with Themes. This video covers that idea.
Another YouTube video  attempt to explain  Windows Movie Maker
https://youtu.be/vh82WqBQ_2c?list=PLCc4GDWLoy7wRpS46SlOxNkqUe43-Asw8


GIMP- Photo Editor

This is the official website of the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP). The Free & Open Source Image Editor

GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. It is free software, you can change its source code and distribute your changes.
Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, or scientist, GIMP provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done. You can further enhance your productivity with GIMP thanks to many customization options and 3rd party plugins.

News on Gimp


Download Gimp

GIMP Basics