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  • 2.0 stars

    "same old same old"

    December 26, 2009  |   By llewminati

    Pros

    FREE, but that's about it!

    Cons

    Very limited editing & manipulation functions, amateurish (for Grannies happy snaps only), clutters HDD with multiple copies, confusing tools. clunky and slow

    Summary

    Adequate, indeed, only adequate, but Smartstone among others beats it for functionality, versatility, adaptability and scope. Like Google across the board, EVERYTHING needs major revamping. Google is resting on its laurels and that's going to spin around and bite - maybe even terminally for Picassa and several other programs. With price dropping on proper image storage and manipulation programs, we'll be dropping Picassa like a used bait in the new year. It really isn't worth the trouble and frustration.

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