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Picasa

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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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    4.2 stars

    out of 1,558 votes

    • 5 star: 701
    • 4 star: 637
    • 3 star: 120
    • 2 star: 45
    • 1 star: 55
  • Current version:

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    • 4 star: 14
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Awesome & Easy"

    June 1, 2010  |   By Jim_Putman

    Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.61

    Pros

    The fix it apps make this program superior to many programs out there while maintaining its quality status

    Cons

    Not much missing off this application. Perhaps adding more editing features could improve upon it slightly.

    Summary

    Excellent program with all its updated features. Definitely a must have if your into photography or just a layman. It has potential for growth too.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "And it is improved???"

    May 14, 2010  |   By jhpavelko

    Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.61

    Pros

    I cannot tell the difference from the old upgrade. Everything still works and they did not hide the functions that I enjoy using.

    Cons

    I really enjoy PICASA but they make too big a deal about the upgrades.

    Summary

    I will continue to automatically upgrade PICASA. Not once has any new upgrade interfered with what I already knew and used.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Would be great if not for all the bugs"

    May 5, 2010  |   By sodaphine

    Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.61

    Pros

    Great variety of easy to use features. Excellent for basic photo editing.

    Cons

    Nasty little bugs that rear their ugly heads on an inconsistent basis.

    Summary

    Was loving this program when first installed, but quickly discovered annoying bugs. Program wil not consistently save pictures that have been edited (specifically ones with soft focus feature), regadless of methods of saving (numerous suggested on forums, all inconsistent, reliably a problem on the photos you REALLY want to have edited!). Uninstalling and re-installing did not help. Also, when editing after saturation has been added the picture often becomes heavily posterized and/or tinted random bright colours. All in all, if thses issues were sorted out, it would be an absolutely awesome program, but unfortunately, as it currently stands, it's just average and mostly pot luck if you get a usable result from your edit.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent easy to use, recommended it to all"

    May 5, 2010  |   By kalkatron

    Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.61

    Pros

    It is the greatest program, that you can have for free. Very easy to manage your pictures in many ways.

    Cons

    I loved, there is nothing that i don`t like about it.

    Summary

    It is the perfect program you can get for your pictures.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "this is a very good produck"

    May 5, 2010  |   By ltCobalt

    Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.61

    Pros

    what to tell well it a very good and i go there a lot and add my picture

    Cons

    no cons here

    Summary

    well the functionality is very good and yes i love using this product

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does all it used to and more."

    May 2, 2010  |   By Judith Sinclair

    Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.61

    Pros

    The new slide show facility is very useful.

    Cons

    Haven't found many yet. A little more in the editing department would be good like being able to crop to a specified size--- or have I missed something?

    Summary

    As good as ever with the general purpose editing. The slide show is useful for weeding out the junk and admiring the rest before showing anyone else!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Free and very functional."

    May 2, 2010  |   By jns426

    Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.61

    Pros

    A functional way to organize and access photographs, easy to use.

    Cons

    I have been using Adobe Photoshop Elements for years and have invested countless hours into tagging photos, and I have not yet found a way to import this effort into Picassa.

    Summary

    If I could import tags and similar features from Adobe Photoshop Elements I would be very happy with this product. There may be a way to do this; I a still learning. If you are just starting out organizing your collection, this should work very well for you.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I have used Picasa ,and would recommend it to all."

    May 2, 2010  |   By reet essex

    Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.61

    Pros

    I do not think that Picasa can be bettered.I love it, use it all the time. I am a crafter,make greeting cards, it is indispensable in my hobby.

    Cons

    There is nothing that I do not like about Picasa..Love it.!.

    Summary

    I down load all my C Ds for my hobby,(card making.) I also can easily add my personal photos to my greeting cards. I have all my family photos stored in folders, easy to find and print or email .My experience using Picasa is that it is number one for me,without doubt.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very good program"

    May 1, 2010  |   By Gerald O. Conrad

    Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.61

    Pros

    Easy to use and it's free.

    Cons

    None to mention

    Summary

    Very comprehensive program. Has all the features that I could ask for.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Easy to download and use"

    April 29, 2010  |   By dianam1

    Version: Picasa 3.6 build 105.61

    Pros

    Easy to download and use

    Cons

    Nothing applicable

    Summary

    Easy to download and use

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