Picasa for Mac

Picasa for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.8.9.390
  • Total Downloads:
    234,481
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 12, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    33.14MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    123
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

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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2 stars

"bad for developers and beta testers"

November 07, 2011  |  By purplemaizenjm

 |  Version: Picasa 3.8.9.390

Pros

nothing good about app

Cons

Picasa Downloaded everything on my computer even my beta testing bugs..I was wonder what was going on with all my apps I was testing so I cleaned my computer twice. This is no good I had to delete everything. It copies everything you make on the computer.
It even downloaded my developing tools and other apps I was developing. This app had to be destroyed.

Summary

Dont download this app unless u are going to use it for pics only. it is a clutter bug. I have a better app that works better and saves all apps on my computer on my Desktop.

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1 stars

"Picasa not allowed on my Mac"

May 29, 2011  |  By marinsky2

 |  Version: Picasa 3.8.9.390

Pros

would have been nice IF

Cons

Could not use Picasa as my Mac OSX is not Intel base

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1 stars

"Didn't do what I wanted it to"

April 20, 2011  |  By dts3204

 |  Version: Picasa 3.8.9.390

Pros

Didn't do what I wanted it to

Cons

Didn't do what I wanted it to

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5 stars

"Excellent Product"

April 17, 2011  |  By milano6256

 |  Version: Picasa 3.8.9.390

Pros

Nice user interface... easy to use!

Cons

Would like to work directly from a drive rather than having to import like thumbsplus

Summary

Nice product for what it is :-)

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.8.9.390
Fixed facial recognition crash.
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date April 12, 2011
Date Added April 12, 2011
Version 3.8.9.390
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Media Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 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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