Picasa 3

Picasa 3

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 1559 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.8 build 117.24
  • Total Downloads:
    5,232,969
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 16, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    14.27MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,211
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Picasa Web Albums is Google's Web photo-hosting service. Users get 1GB of free hosting, and images can be uploaded and manipulated using Picasa, Google's free desktop photo management application. Users who want additional storage can shell out up to $500 a year to bump up the hosted space to 400 times the size of the free hosting service.

Much like everything else Google, Picasa is exceptionally straightforward to use, with a tabbed interface offering three options--My Photos, Favorites, and Explore--the last of which lets you browse the public photo library. Next to the tabs, you'll find a prominent Upload button for adding photos to your albums, which you can set to various levels of privacy. Within your albums, you have the option to view a slideshow, share via e-mail, make a collage or movie, order prints, and edit various aspects.

We really like the integration between the desktop and Web application. Similar to .Mac and iPhoto, Picasa makes it really simple to take photos from your desktop and publish them online for others to see. We're also fans of the built-in geotagging that lets you set where photos were taken either by single photo, or by entire albums. It's a great way to browse photos if you feel like exploring.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.4

    out of 36 votes

    • 5 star 17
    • 4 star 17
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 1559 votes

    • 5 star 701
    • 4 star 638
    • 3 star 120
    • 2 star 45
    • 1 star 55
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5 stars

"This is a Godsend! 'The best things in life are free!""

December 08, 2010  |  By Mancando

 |  Version: Picasa 3 3.8 build 117.24

Pros

It keeps improving every time, especially the self extraction of all pics from your disc/web albums.

Cons

None whatsoever.

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5 stars

"super great"

December 07, 2010  |  By happygael

 |  Version: Picasa 3 3.8 build 117.24

Pros

everythnig

Cons

I cannot find fault with it.

Summary

I like everything about Picasa. I am having fun with it

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5 stars

"Best quick photo manager and work tracker out there."

December 06, 2010  |  By FrankCarroll

 |  Version: Picasa 3 3.8 build 117.24

Pros

So useful. Captures, sorts, stores, makes editing easy, locates files on drives. This program is almost good enough to be the only one you'll ever need. More sophistication like www.forestphoto.com would be handy.

Cons

Cannot specify file size downloads, from originals to YouTube or whatever. Have to use preset defaults. Does not allow easy user manipulation of files for different uses like publication, PowerPoint, and so on.

Summary

Great! program and very useful for home use. Makes organization challenged dorks into photo filing super heroes. I highly recommend this product. It's important that it remain free software. Free means more users and more income from ads.

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3 stars

"Easy to use, reduces quality."

December 05, 2010  |  By spainach

 |  Version: Picasa 3 3.8 build 117.24

Pros

It is very easy to use with a variety -- although not as wide a selection as others like gimp and photoshop -- of tools.

Cons

It reduces quality of pictures noticeably but not significantly especially when placing text.

Summary

Ease for quality, it is definitely the easiest to use photo editor I've used. It is a good program for a free alternative, although bested by other photo editors in terms of available tools and preservation of image quality.

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5 stars

"Does everything I want, and free to boot."

December 04, 2010  |  By Mooloolaba

 |  Version: Picasa 3 3.8 build 117.24

Pros

For me, it does all the tweaking I need and automatically sets folders, dates etc. Great.

Cons

None that I have encountered.

Summary

Recommend it to all - does the job well, is easy to use, resource friendly and free!

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1 stars

"New version with PicniK is Rubbish"

December 04, 2010  |  By terry5844

 |  Version: Picasa 3 3.8 build 117.24

Pros

All the functions except 'Picnic'

Cons

'Picnik' does not work.This version is not as good as previous version

Summary

The addition of Picnik has completely over ridden my previous version so that I can no longer edit the text originally added to pictures, and I am unable to retrieve the previous version of Picassa. I used to be able to hide text and bring it back but can no longer do it - Picnik has over ridden this facility.

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5 stars

"Best program, I have 3 but always go back to Picasa"

December 03, 2010  |  By brendeb

 |  Version: Picasa 3 3.8 build 117.24

Pros

Keeps me organized, easy to use, keeps on getting better and better.

Cons

When I edit the pics I wish it would just automatically save when done, unless I'm missing something, I have to go to file and save them every time.

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5 stars

"Sorts my pictures: love to use!!"

December 03, 2010  |  By ditzydear

 |  Version: Picasa 3 3.8 build 117.24

Pros

It sorts by dates, it keeps me organized, I spent all this money on Coral, etc. and ened up with this. I added the cost of Picnik and now my pictures are fun and I enjoy planning photo books, etc.

Cons

I wish they would combine with Picnik so I could purchase both instead of paying for Picnik too. They duplicate the pictures too often and so I delete a lot.

Summary

For free, for fun and making my pics look great I thank you Google. I use it weekly. The sorting program could be easier because I want it more simple so I don't have to think about it so much. I would like to be able to sort and save easier. But I would not like to be without it.

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4 stars

"Great product"

December 03, 2010  |  By gasser9

 |  Version: Picasa 3 3.8 build 117.24

Pros

Easy & functional

Cons

Could have a little more editing capacity without going online

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4 stars

"works well for what it does"

December 01, 2010  |  By imray3

 |  Version: Picasa 3 3.8 build 117.24

Pros

easy to use

Cons

limited editing functions

Summary

good program prefer phtoshop elements for editing photos

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.8 build 117.24
Version 3.8 build 117.24 has fixed various translation issues and face Movies now correctly display captions.
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date November 16, 2010
Date Added November 16, 2010
Version 3.8 build 117.24
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Media Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 14.27MB
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,232,969
Downloads Last Week 2,211
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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