Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Happy Birthday, Rich!
Happy Birthday to my hubby, who makes every day fun and is always on my side no matter what. Thanks for a wonderful life, Rich! And I hope you have a fabulous day--vacation is coming next week and we will celebrate without our stinkin' diet! :)
I'm not the most tech savvy person around but decided to scan and upload a bunch of Rich's old photos for his birthday present. I was working in Picasa and saw that there was an option to make a little movie. This was all fine and good and then I noticed that I could add music, so set about choosing a couple of songs that he likes. The first glitch came when I realized that I could only add one song. Okay, that will work, no problem. Then I added captions to the photos and the second glitch came when the captions started scrolling across people's faces. Ugh. There did not seem to be a fix to that problem. I noticed that I could just make a "slideshow" instead of a "movie" and it would include captions and music. Should I say that I started this project a month ago and was so proud of myself that I was going to be finished early?! Needless to say, I was still trying to perfect it last night.
I am still not happy with the end result...the movie (with music but no captions) I could supposedly upload to YouTube so you could all see it...but, of course, our slow internet will not allow it. I left it loading last night and it had an error message this morning. The slideshow (with music AND captions) can only be seen on our computer. It could be exported to Picasa web albums, which I did, but the music doesn't go with it.
But if you want to see the slideshow (with captions, no music--please sing "Mr. Tambourine Man" by Bob Dylan while you are watching)--click here. You'll have to tell it to start up as a slideshow; otherwise it just looks like a photo album. :)
Happy birthday, Rich! You're the best!