How to resize photos in Picasa Web Albums

Google’s Picasa has a great tool for resizing photos that you want to upload to your website.
Here’s how to do it:
1. Download Picasa Web Albums to your computer, if you don’t have it already.
2. Open your photo in Picasa. Crop the photo, if needed.
3. Click on the Export button.
4. A window will ask if you’d like to export the photo in its original size or a custom size. Pick custom size.
5. Move the slider to select the size you prefer. Export the photo to your desktop.
6. Upload the photo to your blog.
If uploading to WordPress, a window will appear asking if you want to insert the photo at full size, or change the size.
WordPress may also resize photos if they are too big or too small for the page. Below is the same photo uploaded in seven different sizes. You can see that WordPress adjusted the size in some cases. But when you click on the photo, it will enlarge to the original uploaded size.

1600 x 1067 pixels, as uploaded. Crunched to 500 x 333.

1200 x 800 pixels, as uploaded. Blog crunched to 500 x 333.

1024 x 683 pixels, as uploaded. Blog crunched to 500 x 333.

800 x 533 pixels, as uploaded. Blog crunched to 500 x 333.

640 x 427 pixels, as uploaded. Blog crunched to 500 x 333.

480 x 320 pixels, as uploaded. Blog resized to 480 x 320.

320 x 214 pixels, as uploaded. Blog left it at that size.

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4 thoughts on “How to resize photos in Picasa Web Albums

  1. Isabella Pazmino

    Hola profesor Eaton,

    Estoy tratando de poner los creditos de mi foto pero estoy teniendo problemas en poner los creditos justo por debajo de la foto. Como logro que los creditos se vean por debajo de la foto?

    Gracias por su ayuda!

    Reply
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