Picasa for Mac

Picasa for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 64 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.8.7.261
  • Total Downloads:
    234,481
  • Date Added:
    December 10, 2010
  • File Size:
    33.14MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    123
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/10.5 Intel/10.6 Intel

Editors' Review

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Picasa for Mac is a free app from Google for importing, editing, organizing, and sharing photos. The first time you launch it, Picasa can quickly search your hard drive (or select folders) for your existing photos, pulling them into the Picasa interface without actually duplicating them and taking up drive space.

Picasa's interface feels un-Mac-like at first, with a nonstandard scroll bar and even slightly fuzzy fonts--but it's still instantly recognizable (and usable) by anyone familiar with iPhoto, thanks to its similar toolbars and three-pane organization with folders and albums. Picasa makes it easy to create slideshows, movies, and collages, and--not surprisingly--the app has tight integration with Google's Blogger and the excellent Picasa Web Albums photo-hosting service (online companion to the desktop app). Picasa has good editing tools, as well, which let you try different effects and easily add text to photos. It also has an intuitive tag system that lets you add batch tags, geotags (using Google Maps), and even name tags using a fairly proficient face-recognition feature (which can tap into your Google Contacts).

Picasa isn't perfect--with flaws that range from its interface idiosyncrasies to an initial setup that's likely to grab many irrelevant images--but this app provides a relatively feature-packed and much cheaper alternative to similar photo-management apps. It's especially attractive if you're already using many of the Google services it accesses.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"awful - it just doesn't work"

January 06, 2013  |  By maxusmaxus

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.1.535

Pros

-I love Picasa for PC, but this mac version is a complete disaster.

Cons

-Cannot import my pictures from iPhone (crashes all the time),
-HUGE problems to log in on picasa webalbums,
-crashes all the time.
-non retina display support

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1 stars

"How do I migrate data (locations and faces) to iPhoto ?"

March 08, 2012  |  By osos10

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.1.535

Pros

Map functionality (for this 1 star). Thats about it.

Cons

The face recognition is lousy (at best); the GUI is terrible; the way the program scans my mobile devices that are connected to the computer without letting me controlling that.

Summary

AWFUL software. GOOGLE stop snoozing into my devices and life, you know about me more than I want anyway. If anyone will be kind enough to explain how to migrate all the data (locations and faces) to iPhoto I'll appreciate it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.8.7.261
  • Fixed the 'Picasa is moving My Contacts to Other Contacts' issue.
  • Updated various translations.
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date December 10, 2010
Date Added December 10, 2010
Version 3.8.7.261
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Media Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 33.14MB
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 234,481
Downloads Last Week 123
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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