Picasa

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 1564 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.9.0 Build 135.93
  • Total Downloads:
    5,292,618
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 24, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    14.27MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,506
  • 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

    4.4

    out of 14 votes

    • 5 star 8
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 1564 votes

    • 5 star 703
    • 4 star 638
    • 3 star 120
    • 2 star 45
    • 1 star 58
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5 stars

"Best by far of the free photo managers."

March 24, 2012  |  By maurieroche

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.0 Build 135.93

Pros

The best of all photo software to get your photos straight. I have been using Picasa since Google obtained it. I also have Adobe CS3

Cons

I have found none

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5 stars

"Easiest photo editing program ever"

August 31, 2012  |  By tonenotvolume

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.0 Build 135.93

Pros

Best program for my needs, gets albums out fast, good for those of us who can't afford Adobe (both in time and money)

Cons

The library and importing are sometimes cumbersome

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5 stars

"For my everyday photos its always Picasa. Thank You."

April 04, 2012  |  By cljimage

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.0 Build 135.93

Pros

To many to list

Cons

There are None

Summary

Great program, keep it coming.

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4 stars

"Easy to use"

April 01, 2012  |  By suzysomething

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.0 Build 135.93

Pros

There were several options for me to apply to photos and images. I liked the ease of use and the feature that allows you to change your mind and cancel something that you decide you don't want to do.

Cons

After working with PhotoShop, Picasa seems a little unsophisticated. It is adequate for users who are not familiar with photo/image editing.

Summary

Overall, I liked it because it was easy to use and very appropriate for the new user's abilities to apply and to acquire skill over time of use.

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4 stars

"Excellent and easy photo organizer"

April 01, 2012  |  By GordonMcElroy

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.0 Build 135.93

Pros

Easy to write captions, print, arrange etc.I store all my photos in high resolution without any issues.

Cons

Can't email a picture out-recent problem-error message doesn't have a solution yet on the web.

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5 stars

"One of the Best programs I've used."

April 01, 2012  |  By tomvilla

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.0 Build 135.93

Pros

The variations that can be made to a photo are tremendous. The "auto" perform options are accurate and the different options are numerous and great.

Cons

needs better instructions but all can be found by doing.

Summary

Next to Adobe Photoshop, this program is best

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4 stars

"easy to use-editing not as fine tuned as I would like."

April 01, 2012  |  By dacnec

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.0 Build 135.93

Pros

fairly easy to get started and fairly easy to figure out...fun to play with...the new effects can be fun.

Cons

still don't like the library interface as much as I would like to

Summary

I like picasa for quick work and for cropping and effects and it works well for sharing...but it is not as useful for doing some of the more detailed editing and retouching as I would like...so it is not the only thing I rely on.

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4 stars

"Easy to use."

April 01, 2012  |  By jimhyndman

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.0 Build 135.93

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

No problems encountered.

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5 stars

"Excellent program to catalog family photo album"

April 01, 2012  |  By baketone

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.0 Build 135.93

Pros

Variety of uses, catalog photos, categories, by date, time etc. photo editing also very useful.

Cons

None, noticed at this time

Summary

Great program, very helpful for average user.

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2 stars

"Since update- no exif data is included in new web album"

March 31, 2012  |  By jamesn20012001

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.0 Build 135.93

Pros

Inexpensive and good for viewing as slide shows.

Cons

I like to be albe to review what camera lens iso apeture combination that I used when viewing my online uploads. Until a few days ago all this information was included. It still is in older albums but not in new uploads. What's Google up to now?

Summary

Losing the exif data in new uploads is a very significant problem. I hope it's just a glitch in this new release.

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5 stars

"Fulfill all my needs"

March 26, 2012  |  By rlymly

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.0 Build 135.93

Pros

Having used this pgm for several years it serves my needs to the fullest

Cons

None to date

Summary

Highly recommended

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date March 24, 2012
Date Added March 24, 2012
Version 3.9.0 Build 135.93
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Media Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 14.27MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,292,618
Downloads Last Week 1,506
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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