Picasa

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.6 build 105.41
  • Total Downloads:
    5,232,969
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 23, 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

    4.3

    out of 38 votes

    • 5 star 18
    • 4 star 16
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 2
  • 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

"It's Picasa - The "Poor Man's Photoshop""

March 22, 2010  |  By Dr_Shalit

 |  Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.41

Pros

Have used Picasa since 2003. It was a "throw in" with my first decent Digital Camera, a FujiFilm FinePix S3800 from Ritz Camera. Picasa has done everything I have thrown at it since. In my opinion the best, most intuitive free photo program extant.

Cons

It is not Exactly Photoshop.

Summary

It is Good - It Is Free - Therefore It Is For ME.

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4 stars

"does the job"

March 22, 2010  |  By jprompt

 |  Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.41

Pros

for free? can't ask for a better price.

Cons

Can't do the more complicated stuff.

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5 stars

"easy to use"

March 22, 2010  |  By Roland46

 |  Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.41

Pros

first class program

Cons

not found any

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4 stars

"A great piece of work."

March 21, 2010  |  By GRowlands

 |  Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.41

Pros

All of it is good but Face Recognition is first class.

Cons

I haven't found any unsurmountable ones.

Summary

It does the job perfectly and its free. What's not to like!

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4 stars

"Pictures come out beautiful"

March 20, 2010  |  By deeanddeeltd

 |  Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.41

Pros

It is easy to use

Cons

I don't have any complaints

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4 stars

"great free programme"

March 19, 2010  |  By jdunne1

 |  Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.41

Pros

covers all basic areas related to photo retouching and more

Cons

? could be a big job to re ''tag'' all my photos when i do a re install of my operating system.

Summary

wouldn't be without it

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5 stars

"Great product"

March 15, 2010  |  By mikeb13us

 |  Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.41

Pros

easy to use

Cons

none that i found

Summary

Great product

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5 stars

"The price is right " Free " and it works well for me."

March 14, 2010  |  By richoo7

 |  Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.41

Pros

It's a simple solution for storing, editing, categorizing and distributing photos.

Cons

None of any significance.

Summary

I have had this for years, and it works well for me. First let me say I am not into serious or professional photography. For someone in those categories, this is probably not for them.

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5 stars

"Perfect program easily understood."

March 13, 2010  |  By only4andrea

 |  Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.41

Pros

What I like most is the fact that friends and relatives, who previously had difficulty saving, locating and emailing photos have installed Picasa and all their problems were solved.

Cons

Even though this problem exists in many programs, even the one that I payed $79.00, I need a tool to fix animal eyes. The auto fix in other programs does not work.

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4 stars

"Really Good Graphics Program But Exclude Folders Hard"

March 12, 2010  |  By bone

 |  Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.41

Pros

I like the way it methodically goes through all your folders and finds all graphics files. Once found it is a simple matter to rearrange the order of the thumbnails exactly as desired.

Cons

As I said in the title, it is not easy to figure out how to exclude a set of sub-folders including the parent folder of those subfolders.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.6 build 105.41
Version 3.6 build 105.41 now available in 38 languages.
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date February 23, 2010
Date Added February 23, 2010
Version 3.6 build 105.41
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Media Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
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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