Picasa

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.8 build 117.29
  • Total Downloads:
    5,232,969
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 08, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    14.27MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,211
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

+

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.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+
  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 97 votes

    • 5 star 40
    • 4 star 47
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 1559 votes

    • 5 star 701
    • 4 star 638
    • 3 star 120
    • 2 star 45
    • 1 star 55
  • My rating

    0 stars

    Write review

Results 1–10 of 97

5 stars

"Great bit of software - intuitive, quick & Googleable."

October 17, 2011  |  By Takingthepicasa

 |  Version: Picasa 3.8 build 117.29

Pros

Makes handling large numbers of images very easy and is obviously very Googleable, linking in easily to other products in their stable. FREE storage space is great and even when it is exhausted, buying additional space is very cheap.

Cons

None worth mentioning.

Summary

Try it!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

"great for organizing and editing"

March 01, 2011  |  By wolfknight

 |  Version: Picasa 3.8 build 117.29

Pros

installed quickly easy setup

Cons

None yet i can see

Summary

Good to great aesy to use graphics program

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

"Quickly fix your camera pics easily"

February 28, 2011  |  By peckhamite

 |  Version: Picasa 3.8 build 117.29

Pros

Finds all pictures even those you have forgotten or didn't know you had.
Quick and easy program to get to grips with.
Fix under over exposure easily.
It's free.

Cons

For the price, none that I can think of.

Summary

Why pay for a program when you can get a very good freebe that does the same or better job that paid for software!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

"A great program"

February 20, 2011  |  By normfortier

 |  Version: Picasa 3.8 build 117.29

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

None as of now.

Summary



Updated on Feb 27, 2011

It is a very good program.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Wonderful Product"

February 18, 2011  |  By Tracker748

 |  Version: Picasa 3.8 build 117.29

Pros

Does almost everything
Endless Features

Cons

Because of all the features, there is a major learning curve.
Be prepared to read help files.

Summary

Amazing App for free!!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

"I enjoy Picasa."

February 04, 2011  |  By AsayaTakashi

 |  Version: Picasa 3.8 build 117.29

Pros

I enjoy Picasa.

Cons

I enjoy Picasa.

Summary

I enjoy Picasa.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

4 stars

"Very good for keeping photos"

February 03, 2011  |  By blossy1

 |  Version: Picasa 3.8 build 117.29

Pros

Very good for touch up enhancement to photos

Cons

There are not cons as far as I am concerned

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

3 stars

"Only minimally fair"

February 02, 2011  |  By Roland Longden

 |  Version: Picasa 3.8 build 117.29

Pros

I don't really have any aspects of this programme which attract me at all. It is highly intrusive.

Cons

It collects everything, but everything, making it difficult to find what one wants. As I have them in other folders, much more accessible, I don't need to use Picasa at all. And on deleting from the lh column, the items are also totally deleted.

Summary

I think that it's ridiculous that Picasa wants to take over the photo workload on my PC, when I haven't given it my approval to do so, and I don't seem to be able to find anywhere how to stop it doing so.
And once it decides that it's going to start downloading from a folder, the only way to stop it is to close the programme. Trying to stop it any other way and it doesn't accept one's commands.

I find Picasa to be an appallingly intrusive photo and document acquisition programme. The fact that deleting items from the lh column actually deletes them from my PC is utterly disgraceful. In fact the only way out of this dilemma is to delete the items from Picasa, close Picasa and then go to the Recycle Bin and re-establish the captured data back in the original folders or files. To have to do this is diabolical, especially when I have';t even been given the opportunity to decide if I want Picasa to capture the items.

And once it decides that it's going to start downloading from a folder, the only way to stop it is to close the programme. Trying to stop it any other way and it doesn't accept one's commands.

It is a disgraceful pgm, totally un-necessarily intrusive, and if I had appreciated this right at the start I would never have downloaded it - at least for my purpose, for which MS Photoworkshop deals perfectly adequately.

I strongly suspect that there's some sinister aspect of Picasa, some security aspect which is designed to capture documents. Do they then get secretly transmitted to some external surveillance organisation? I'm not being paranoid, but the un-necessary features of Picasa I have described above seem to be very strange..

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

1 stars

"Not Recommended"

February 01, 2011  |  By cdhanks

 |  Version: Picasa 3.8 build 117.29

Pros

Scans entire hard drive and catalogs photos - fairly good editing features. Free

Cons

Creates duplicate folders up to SEVEN TIMES with multiple photos

Summary

Used to use this program to manage and massage photos on hard disk(s) but the duplicate folder problem is just too irritating.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

"Has more capabilities than similar software."

January 28, 2011  |  By cgkn

 |  Version: Picasa 3.8 build 117.29

Pros

Easy to work with. does what I need for photos.

Cons

None at this time.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Results 1–10 of 97

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Picasa
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date December 08, 2010
Date Added December 08, 2010
Version 3.8 build 117.29
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Media Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows, Windows XP
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

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Picasa

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK