Using Picasa to make Slideshows and Screensavers

Using Picasa to make Slideshows and Screensavers

Cover of The Swiss Family Robinson, from a screenshow in PicasaI’m now on the Library 2.0 Working Group and I’m trying to make a few fun things for people to see and use that are Web 2.0 style and that apply to the library. So, I’ve started experimenting with Picasa which I hadn’t used before. Now, I have a couple of Picasa albums online with images from UF’s Digital Collections.

Picasa’s interface is extrememly clean and convenient, but I can’t seem to find a way to auto-sync the web and desktop albums. That minor complaint (or request) aside, the ability to quickly make and organize albums and screenshows makes Picasa a really wonderful resource for me as I work with the different collections and try to help others find out about and use them.