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Picasa Soft Focus Effect - Save a Copy
Soft Focus Effect

Picasa has a quick and easy soft focus effect that has some options you may not be aware of.

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A soft focus effect is great for portraits, when you want to add a soft, dreamy quality to a photo, or when you want to put more emphasis on the subject and tone down background distractions. Picasa has a quick and easy soft focus effect that has some options you may not be aware of.

To begin, I like to work on the copy of my image. Even though Picasa maintains your original picture and allows you to revert your edits, for this effect I want to keep both the original and edited photo in my library.

From the library, select the photo you want to work with and go to Edit > Save a Copy. Picasa will automatically append a number to the end of the filename and add the copy to your library. You will need to scroll to the end of the folder to select the copy of the photo.

Double click on the picture to enter view and edit mode.

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