Picasa

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.6 build 105.56
  • Total Downloads:
    5,232,969
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 24, 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

    4.1

    out of 59 votes

    • 5 star 17
    • 4 star 32
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 0
  • 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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4 stars

"This is a excellent photo program"

April 16, 2010  |  By milo46

 |  Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.56

Pros

Its very simple to use and photo touch up and editing are very good.

Cons

have none its free

Summary

Its just a good program to use. Function is easy, uploading is easy, editing is also simple to use. All in all I have no complaints.

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4 stars

"Simple and easy to use"

April 16, 2010  |  By mervtwit

 |  Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.56

Pros

I have found this very easy to use and love being able to find photo's by face recognition which made it easier to delete duplicate photo's safer then other programs I have tried

Cons

none that I have found yet

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2 stars

"Lacks the original organization simplicity"

April 12, 2010  |  By ahard2please1

 |  Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.56

Pros

Still finds and presents most files.

Cons

Presentation allows images to appear in wrong categories and wrong years. Also new, the ability to misplace image files.

Summary

Try Windows Photo Gallery instead. That program behaves, keeps an archive of every image that passes through a PC.

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5 stars

"I simply love this Picasa."

April 11, 2010  |  By reet essex

 |  Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.56

Pros

Brilliant product, I would not change it for any other photo editing system. Easy to use,and fabulous results every time.

Cons

Nothing that comes to mind at this moment

Summary

The only drawback I have found is the lack of ease to add text to my pictures. Otherwise, I LOVE IT.

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4 stars

"it is very simple to use & nice result for the pcture."

April 11, 2010  |  By Izar Aziz

 |  Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.56

Pros

Nice experience for tuning up foto.

Cons

There is no, paint back graoun effect.

Summary

This program is very helpful for me , to correct my photo.

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5 stars

"A must have for those into digital photography"

April 10, 2010  |  By deadleg2

 |  Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.56

Pros

Simple to use, powerful photo organizer (also videos) and basic photo retouch. I have used many versions of Picassa and I am still extremely happy with it.

Cons

I would really love more fully featured re-touching and editing capability. This would be the perfect mix--Picassa and Gimp. Combine them and you have all you need to work with your pics!

Summary

I rate this program 9 of 10 stars!

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4 stars

"Great program"

April 08, 2010  |  By Fred Stutts

 |  Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.56

Pros

Easy to use, easy to improve your personal photo's.

Cons

I don't dislike anything about this program

Summary

I like this program because Picasa shows improvement with every update. Sometimes a major change and sometimes a minor change. Never the less there is change.

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4 stars

"Excellent facilities with directions that are easy."

April 08, 2010  |  By wmbriansmith

 |  Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.56

Pros

The facility of face identification is most facinating.

Cons

I like it.

Summary

I appreciate the ease of forwarding photos to friends and family.

Updated on Apr 8, 2010

I will have great pleasure in recommending Picasa, partularly regarding it's facilities and ease of use, to all friends and relatives.

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5 stars

"Keeps getting better!"

April 08, 2010  |  By Agnoeo

 |  Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.56

Pros

Easy to learn, good to make quick small fixes. Adjust lighting, cropping, etc.
Makes finding your photo's very easy.
Love the new face recognition program that they added to it!

Cons

Can't think of anything, especially when you consdier its free software

Summary

Best photo editing program if you just want small fix ups and have your photo's at a click of a buttom.

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4 stars

"Outstanding for the price"

April 07, 2010  |  By agod2008

 |  Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.56

Pros

Photo, editing, tagging and web storage

Cons

What's not to like??

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.6 build 105.56
Version 3.6 build 105.56 now available in 38 languages.
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date March 24, 2010
Date Added March 24, 2010
Version 3.6 build 105.56
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Media Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 7, 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
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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