How to convert Picasa albums into Lightroom collections

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For sorting and classifying my pictures, I have been using Picasa for quite some time now. While I still believe that this is the fastest images manager that I have ever seen, it has some limitations and I have been thinking about using Adobe Lightroom instead. My only issue before switching to Lightroom was that I first had to make sure that I could import the numerous albums that I had created to sort my pictures in Picasa. With 40K+ pictures and several thousands sorted in albums, I could not afford to lose this information when switching to Lightroom. A related issue was that I had many star-rated pictures in Picasa that I also wanted to transfer. Neither Picasa nor Lightroom support this kind of transfer and I could not find any solution that suited me on the Internet. So I looked at the problem myself. Dissecting the required process into simple steps made it easier to find a solution. The rest of this post will describe how I did it.
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How to use topographic maps on a TomTom GPS

Landscape photography often requires reaching places that are not easy to access with the main roads. My experience has shown me that it is very easy to get lost when you take a wrong turn on a dirt road in the middle of the desert… So I was looking for something that could help me by combining the precision of topographic maps and the ease of use of a car GPS. Combining my TomTom GPS with TTMaps (bringing the ability to display topographic maps on a TomTom GPS) has given me what I was looking for.

On a dirt road along Nipple Bench, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah

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How to integrate Supersized 3.1.1 in WordPress

UPDATE: I have now written a WordPress plugin taking care of the integration of Supersized 3.1.3 in WordPress, with many options available to choose how and where to display it. Have a look at WP Supersized!

UPDATE: This tutorial should also be valid for Supersized 3.1.2 and 3.1.3.

Since my previous post on the integration of Supersized 3.0 in a WordPress page, a new version of Supersized has appeared: Supersized 3.1.1.
I thought that it would be useful to update my tutorial on the integration of Supersized in WordPress to reflect the changes from Supersized 3.0 to 3.1.1 as this latest version makes it much easier than before.
I will first describe a clean install of Supersized 3.1.1 for WordPress. For those of you who have installed Supersized 3.0 according to my previous tutorial, I will also show how to update your existing installation of Supersized 3.0.
What I describe here is valid at least for WordPress 3.0 and above but is probably also valid for earlier versions of WordPress.

This tutorial is also available as a pdf file.
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How to integrate Supersized in a WordPress page

UPDATE: I have now written a WordPress plugin taking care of the integration of Supersized 3.1.3 in WordPress, with many options available to choose how and where to display it. Have a look at WP Supersized!

THIS POST IS NOW OBSOLETE.
Supersized 3.1.1 is now available and a new version of my tutorial is available.

I really wanted to use Supersized as a slideshow for the background of my photography website based on WordPress. After a lot of experimenting, I finally managed to integrate it into a WordPress page. It seems that I am not the only one who has tried to make it work so I thought that my experience could be useful for others. Here is how I have done it. I am no specialist in coding so this can probably be done more efficiently but the essential is that it works ! You can have a look at the result on my About page.
Read below for the detailed procedure that I used.
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