Picasa

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.8 build 117.41
  • Total Downloads:
    5,232,969
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 01, 2011
  • 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 46 votes

    • 5 star 17
    • 4 star 23
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 2
    • 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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4 stars

"good upgrade"

April 15, 2011  |  By gf2ret

 |  Version: Picasa 3.8 build 117.41

Pros

upgraded a good program

Cons

none that I have discovered yet

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5 stars

"Very handy, I like it"

April 13, 2011  |  By claude.wolteche

 |  Version: Picasa 3.8 build 117.41

Pros

Very handy, I like it

Cons

nothing against it

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5 stars

"Best Fee Photo Software Available"

April 12, 2011  |  By jwitt001

 |  Version: Picasa 3.8 build 117.41

Pros

Easy to use. Upload pictures to web for back up.

Cons

None to mention

Summary

Outstanding Photo Software

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4 stars

"Picasa is very good and I use it all of the time."

April 11, 2011  |  By RCReeds

 |  Version: Picasa 3.8 build 117.41

Pros

Ease of Use

Cons

None to complai about because it is free

Summary

Excellent product

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4 stars

"Great, Easy, Practical"

April 11, 2011  |  By blinkiebill

 |  Version: Picasa 3.8 build 117.41

Pros

It looks after itself, and most things work very well

Cons

I have yet to work out a simple way to get photos to Trademe

Summary

Every computer should have Picasa !

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4 stars

"works as it's supposed to!"

April 11, 2011  |  By tvaz123

 |  Version: Picasa 3.8 build 117.41

Pros

works as it's supposed to!

Cons

works as it's supposed to!

Summary

works as it's supposed to!

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4 stars

"best program of this type"

April 11, 2011  |  By sgomez01

 |  Version: Picasa 3.8 build 117.41

Pros

great organizing photo software

Cons

none found as yet

Summary

far better than standard ms program

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4 stars

"Works fast, picks up everything on the hard drive."

April 11, 2011  |  By eubie12

 |  Version: Picasa 3.8 build 117.41

Pros

When Picasa is opened, it goes to work looking for all videos and photos on the hard drive. Grabs everything downloaded from your camera and/or cell phone.

Cons

It searches your hard drive and copies EVERYTHING to its files. So, be careful what you download from the internet.

Summary

Good program, could use a little refinement in the editing section. Other than that, works quite well. It does a real good job of identifying faces with its face recognition technology. Identify a few photos of the same face and Picvasa picks them out of with a minimum effort.

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5 stars

"Great product"

April 11, 2011  |  By zs5zkpottie

 |  Version: Picasa 3.8 build 117.41

Pros

great product

Cons

great product

Summary

great product

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4 stars

"Great editing tool for being free"

April 10, 2011  |  By BuddhaDad

 |  Version: Picasa 3.8 build 117.41

Pros

The program is relatively easy to use, and has a tremendous editing program. I found this program, unlike many, can handle touch up work without making the photo grainy.

Cons

I find the file management system somewhat confusing and hard to use. While I like the organizational features, it seems overly complex to add photos from the hard drive.

Summary

With little exception, this is the best photo editing and storage program that is a freebie.

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General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date April 01, 2011
Date Added April 01, 2011
Version 3.8 build 117.41
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Media Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7
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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