Picasa

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 1559 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.7
  • Total Downloads:
    5,232,969
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 09, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    14.27MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,211
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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This photo organizer strikes us as the picture of simplicity. Although not the most powerful image manager on the block, Picasa has the distinction of being the prettiest, with an easygoing demeanor we don't usually associate with good looks.

Picasa has only gotten better over time. Its editing tools now allow you to see your photo tweaks as you make them--no more rendering delays. Multiple levels of undo make it a snap to revert to the original image if you decide you don't like a certain change.

Picasa really shines when it comes to organizing pictures, with improved search capabilities and a time-line slide-show function for beautifully displaying your photo collection. It also automatically resizes your photos for e-mailing. You get several options for storage and sharing. You can burn albums to DVD or CD, print pictures at home, or use links to several online companies, including Ofoto and Shutterfly.

The latest version provides easy access to Picasa Web Albums, so it's easy to post your photos online, and supports geotag information. One caveat: Picasa eats a lot of memory by default, and even more each time you add a thumbnail, so users with older computers may experience a performance drag. In other respects this free program is a good choice for amateur shutterbugs with plenty of photos to share.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 111 votes

    • 5 star 47
    • 4 star 47
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 7
  • 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 the best free photo program I have found. I"

February 16, 2009  |  By Robert W. Owens

 |  Version: Picasa 2.7

Pros

It is also better than most paid programs. It is very user friendly and will let you do most everything you want to do with your pictures. Other programs made it very hard to do some things just because they want to sell you prints.

Cons

I haven't found any yet.

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5 stars

"Me encanto"

February 13, 2009  |  By piruso

 |  Version: Picasa 2.7

Pros

Me permite no solo subir las fotos a internet, sino hacerle arreglos a las fotos y mantenerlas organizadas en mi computador

Cons

Hasta el momento no le he encontrado nada que no me guste.

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4 stars

"very satisfactory"

February 07, 2009  |  By badron7

 |  Version: Picasa 2.7

Pros

easy to use
great format

Cons

none noted yet

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5 stars

"easy to use, great results"

February 07, 2009  |  By garuda05

 |  Version: Picasa 2.7

Pros

Easy to use, Stunning results without the complicated learning curve of Adobe

Cons

Sometimes it imports too much and I like it to offer more control when importing files; slide shows are jumpy when saved toa CD and played on other computers or players

Summary

Despite its flaws its so user friendly, I tend to use Picasa first over all my Adobe software; Lightroom, Photoshop 7.

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3 stars

"After you edit your photos you loose the originals."

February 03, 2009  |  By earivas

 |  Version: Picasa 2.7

Pros

You can edit photos better than HP program photosmart premier

Cons

When you edit photos you can't save the old photos, you loose them, you can't save the new photo and keep the non edited and you can with HP photosmart premier

Summary

While it has better editing properties than HP premier it lacks something basic, the possibility of having both photos the edited photo and the old non edited photo.

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5 stars

"Greatest thing is the beauty & ease of the Collage tool"

January 30, 2009  |  By wwjdfrog

 |  Version: Picasa 2.7

Pros

Easy to use and set up

Cons

if you have a LOT of pictures, it takes a long time initially for the program to "SETUP" all the pic files

Summary

No sooner did i download it and install it, i immediately had to update it as Picasa 3.0 is out now. Wish i'd known that BEFORE downloading 2.7. Would have saved time. HOWEVER, the program is great for several things, but as i already have a WONDERFUL program called UPSHOT for FIXING pictures, i mostly got this for the Collage creator. IT is wonderful and makes me look VERY creative to others when i present them with an AWESOME Collage that clearly took me weeks to do, BUT which in reality only took a few minutes using Picasa 3.0

Updated on Jan 31, 2009

I mentioned the Collage feature as being great and it is. You may be thinking it makes a single type of collage with your selected pictures, but it goes way beyond that. It not only offers MANY sizes for the collage to be created in, it ALSO offers several TYPES of collages, using a very few photos or several hundred, all of one size or making the selected pics come together in various sizes, hodge podge or in an even grid. AND a LAST feature, great for printing or saving and very useful at seeing your pics at a glance, it will create a page of the pics using small thumbnails WITH the name of the collection and Date at the top. If you are wanting someone to see your pics and just print a few for them to keep, this is a great way. Especiallly if you are like me and take hundreds during a month or event vice a handful. BOTTOM LINE? Picasa lets you be as Creative as you WANT to be - just a tad or one time thing or Often, Varied and, well, AWESOME!

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4 stars

"Missing some vital components"

January 10, 2009  |  By JeromeWalfish

 |  Version: Picasa 2.7

Pros

Quick processing

Cons

I'm not sure how it stores the image for non-picasa viewers

Summary

Missing some vital components but what it does it does well

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4 stars

"One of the best"

January 10, 2009  |  By twoarrow

 |  Version: Picasa 2.7

Pros

As for collecting and arranging photos its as good as your going to get. Has the major editing tools.

Cons

Still doesn't have a way to get the RGB clor codes that a writer or designer would need. All of the other free editors have that ability.

Summary

If your not concerned about getting the RGB (set of numbers that make up a color on your photo) or a designer who would need other codes to match color, then this program is as good as any other.

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5 stars

"has met every challenge"

January 01, 2009  |  By dcdove

 |  Version: Picasa 2.7

Pros

organized, intuitive, integrates well with other apps and my google account

Cons

needed to tailor web synchronizing and folder watching to prevent gobbling all my online storage capacity and to keep Picasa out of my personal folders

Summary

very happy with it. the holidays really put it to the test and it easily rose to the challenge of multiple iterations and versions of slideshows, movies, etc.

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4 stars

"revolutaniory,but frindster direct upload doesnt work"

December 30, 2008  |  By kamalfitri

 |  Version: Picasa 2.7

Pros

'got it all' but still needs alot a work and complete the package.

Cons

no one step render to size,friendser button dont work,can add myspace button too,file management sometimes confusing (to me)

Summary

cool..suave..style :) but as other google product (chrome) i think this is abt 40 or 30% short of becoming "PERFECT"..google i love ur products and style..but step on it man..im already replacing most my tools with google product cause their cool but still some functions missing to beat traditional tools eg.IE etc..and ur plugins sumtimes dont work.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.7
Version 2.7 build 36.60 adds support for geotagging integration and more metadata to JPEG when exporting and uploading photos.
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date July 09, 2007
Date Added July 09, 2007
Version 2.7
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Media Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP, 300MHz CPU, 64MB RAM, 50MB disk space, Internet Explorer 5.01+
Download Information
File Size 14.27MB
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,232,969
Downloads Last Week 2,211
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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