Picasa

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

Version:
2.7
File Size:
14.27MB
Date Added:
July 09, 2007
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP
Total Downloads:
5,201,997
Downloads Last Week:
4,926
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows 2000/XP, 300MHz CPU, 64MB RAM, 50MB disk space, Internet Explorer 5.01+

Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    4.2

    out of 1559 votes

    • 5 star: 701
    • 4 star: 638
    • 3 star: 120
    • 2 star: 45
    • 1 star: 55
  • Current Version:

    4.1

    out of 111 votes

    • 5 star: 47
    • 4 star: 47
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 7
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  • 4 stars

    "I have concerns about what is in Download.com downloads"

    August 13, 2014   |   By sickbirds

    Version: Picasa 3.9.138 Build 150

    Pros

    I have used Picasa for years and think it is very good.

    Cons

    Picasa is very good but I would recommend downloading directly from Google.
    As another reviewer mentioned I am no longer sure what is included in a Download.com downloads. Took me some time to clean out the potentially harmful malware after my last download, and it will be my last until they clean up their act.

    Summary

    Always be careful where you download from and what else is included as either opt in or opt out or hidden.

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