Picasa

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 1564 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.9.139 Build 161
  • Total Downloads:
    5,288,615
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 18, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    14.27MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,737
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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Picasa is a photo editing and management program that also lets you take advantage of Google+ integration to back up your photos automatically. With a nice array of editing functions and other features, this program is a good photo management alternative for users of varying experience levels.

Pros

Automatic backup: Through this app, you can automatically back up all of your photos to Google+. All you have to do is log in with your Google account, and the backup will run in the background. Any new photos added will be automatically backed up as well, but none of these files will be public unless you choose to make them that way. If you do want to share any photos, though, having them in Google+ already makes it much more convenient to share them.

Editing tools: This app contains a nice set of editing tools that allows you to crop and straighten images, eliminate redeye, add contrast, and apply all kinds of filters. Many of the editing tools come with sliders to control the intensity of the effect they deliver, giving you the ability to find just the right balance for each image.

Cons

Import options: When you first open the app, it asks you whether you want to search only select preset folders and locations for photos to import or if you want to search your entire computer. While this is convenient when you want to add all of the photos on your computer to the app, it's not helpful if you only want to selectively add files to edit. You can't, for example, choose individual images or only certain custom folders, as the program selects the preset folders for you, and there's no way to stop the automatic import once it starts.

Bottom Line

Picasa is a capable photo editing program with a nice set of additional features, including Google+ integration. It doesn't contain the types of advanced editing tools that power users may be looking for, but casual and novice users will likely find all they need through its intuitive interface. It is free to download and use and includes 1GB of storage for no additional charge.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.0

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    • 2 star 45
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5 stars

"No Problems - Tons of Features - Does NOT DELETE pics"

June 24, 2015  |  By bluechimera

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.139 Build 161

Pros

I downloaded from their website to make sure I got and untouched file. I backed up all my files just in case it really did delete them.

NO problem. Was just what I needed.

Cons

The interface is not very intuitive and a little hard to figure out.

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1 stars

"Facebook Uploader gone"

June 22, 2015  |  By Vanillaman

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.139 Build 161

Pros

Nothing. Despite several attempts to install the FB uploader, it simply won't appear on Picasa. I gave up in the end. The ability to upload to FB no longer exists, despite the fake app that has no functionality.

Cons

Facebook Uploader gone

Summary

Picasa have removed abilities to share, rendering their app useless.

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5 stars

"One of the best"

June 06, 2015  |  By Georgetech86

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.139 Build 161

Pros

Easy and free

Cons

Nothing to say about cons

Summary

Check my video review : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3otC4XUYn8

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1 stars

"Super beware: all photos deleted"

March 09, 2015  |  By tom.triglone

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.139 Build 161

Pros

Haven't even used it

Cons

Deleted all my pictures files from hard drive

Summary

Promoted by Picasa to update to new version. After update somehow went to "compacting database".

Now I have none of my photo files on my hard disk (drive d:/pictures completely empty), nothing in the recycle bin.

Can't find anything about this on the web.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.9.139 Build 161
Version 3.9.139 Build 161 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date February 18, 2015
Date Added February 18, 2015
Version 3.9.139 Build 161
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Media Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 14.27MB
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,288,615
Downloads Last Week 1,737
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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