I have a friend who recently purchased a Canon XT1 (probably far more camera than he’ll ever use). He told me the other day how exasperated he is with the overkill of Photoshop Elements that came with the camera. He basically wants to point and shoot and send email pix to his kids. “Why are the pictures so darned huge? I don’t want them any bigger than the screen!” I didn’t even bother explaining.
I told him that the next time I was over, I’d install a more elemental program for doing minor edits and making his pix files smaller for email. (I had Irfanview in mind) and that’s when I revisited Picasa for my friend, but ended up installing it on my machine–a couple of years since uninstalling the beta that did not meet my needs.
There have been many improvements since beta. The program will view Nikon Camera RAW format now. It gives me more options about how I sort my “slides”. It has nice visual tools that make it easier and more enjoyable to browse the 15,000 digital photographs in MyPictures.
And that’s how I stumbled upon the scenery you see here–and a couple of others from the Way Back Machine I might post in coming days and weeks. And I have to admit: letting the images drive the emails will increase the number of emailed pix leaving Goose Creek. Heck, even a pharmacist can do it!
Be sure and click the small picture to see the larger one. Landscapes just don’t survive being squished into a 450-pixel-wide spot!