Picasa

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 1559 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.0
File Size:
14.27MB
Date Added:
November 20, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
5,201,997
Downloads Last Week:
4,926
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows XP/Vista

Editors' review

This photo organizer strikes us as the picture of simplicity, a hairy task considering that Picasa 3 stacks on over a dozen more features and refinements to improve the editing, creative, and sharing options onto what has for years been a solid consumer app. Although not the most powerful image manager on the block, Picasa has the distinction of being the most easygoing.

Picasa's editing tools now include a retoucher to cover over blemishes and an improved red-eye corrector that detects and fixes all orbs emitting a magenta glow, with fairly good results.

Picasa really shines when it comes to organizing, uploading, and sharing pictures. New syncing and sharing buttons on the album level let you keep folders up-to-date on your Picasa Web album without leaving the desktop app. The same goes with its neighboring 'Share' button, which uploads photos online and e-mails your contacts the link from Picasa's interface.

The latest version also greatly improves the collage tool and adds a basic movie maker that lets you intersperse a wide range of video with stills. Though we love the concept, the bare-bones tool needs work, and greater choice of outputs--right now it only churns out WMV files. One other caveat: Picasa eats a lot of memory, so be wary of a performance drag, oh ye of modest memory. In every other respect, this free photo editor and organizer program is an excellent 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:

    3.5

    out of 22 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 10
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 2
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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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