Picasa

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.9.0 Build 136.02
  • Total Downloads:
    5,232,969
  • Date Added:
    May 03, 2012
  • 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

    4.0

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • 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

"Best program I have used todate"

May 28, 2012  |  By warren691

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.0 Build 136.02

Pros

Everything is good about Picasa

Cons

Nine really, I enjoy all aspects of the program

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3 stars

"File system bad - Hard to find photos"

May 27, 2012  |  By dsankpill

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.0 Build 136.02

Pros

Versatile, user friendly program with good photo sharing options.

Cons

I have a terrible time trying to find certain photos. The program does not list the folders alphabetically, it will sometimes create an album for something instead of a folder and, at times, seems to randomly assign a photo somewhere. The search option helps, but a clearer, more user friendly way to quickly locate folders and photos would help a lot.

Summary

Like the program a lot - can't stand the "filing system" it uses.

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4 stars

"Great download"

May 20, 2012  |  By onewayfarer53

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.0 Build 136.02

Pros

It helps me be able to send pictures to my friends and family easily.

Cons

I haven't found anything I don't like yet.

Summary

Great download!

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4 stars

"Great photo manager"

May 15, 2012  |  By Loraneb

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.0 Build 136.02

Pros

It's free, auto downloads your pictures from media/devices, easy to share with others

Cons

It's a Google product - so perhaps privacy issues?

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3 stars

"A great Photo Manager, just wish i knew how to use it"

May 12, 2012  |  By lozzaw

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.0 Build 136.02

Pros

copies everything on your computer, once installed

Cons

tries to take over everything on the photo side, and uses up valuable storage space, as you can have up to five copies of folders on the computer

Summary

if you can understand how to use it, great... if you can't don't bother

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5 stars

"Very Productive and easy"

May 11, 2012  |  By tomvilla

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.0 Build 136.02

Pros

Picasa has options that are so unique to other "fix it " programs. Works well and easily can go back to original if the end product is not desireable.

Cons

Would be nice to have a copy made and to do the alternations on the copy to save the original.

Summary

Overall, easiest, fstest features.

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4 stars

"continues as a good,easy programme"

May 10, 2012  |  By gcockings

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.0 Build 136.02

Pros

see above comment

Cons

no real cons

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4 stars

"Seems to have a few new features that I may use."

May 09, 2012  |  By jimv1965

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.0 Build 136.02

Pros

Picasa has always worked well doing the things I need.

Cons

Now always sure what the new things are in Picasa are and how to take advantage of the new things.

Summary

I use Picasa as my main photo keeper and fixer.

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5 stars

"Tremendous photo organizer."

May 09, 2012  |  By hjcarlson

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.0 Build 136.02

Pros

Simple and automatic. For the first time my computer photos are organized. Face recognition is neat.

Cons

None to speak of.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date May 03, 2012
Date Added May 03, 2012
Version 3.9.0 Build 136.02
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Media Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 14.27MB
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,232,969
Downloads Last Week 2,211
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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