Picasa

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.9.0 Build 136.07
  • Total Downloads:
    5,232,969
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 20, 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

    2.7

    out of 6 votes

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

"A very good, simple to use program to fix photos."

September 04, 2012  |  By Lmonse

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.0 Build 136.07

Pros

Great Red Eye fix, very good cropping tool.

Cons

Effects changes in a separate file. They will copy into google with the effects but you can't move the files very easily from one folder into another. I am still not a believer in the use of libraries. I have my folders well organized and prefer not to have the computer think for me as to where a file should end up, especially when it doesn't even advise me where it will end up.

Summary

It is a truly exceptional program for the price. However, it still lacks a lot to be a truly user friendly and truly useful program for the average computer user.

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1 stars

"what a piece of garbage"

August 28, 2012

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.0 Build 136.07

Pros

none that I can see

Cons

opposite of what Cnet's review states.. it is NOT USER FRIENDLY.. not if you are used to using Paint Shop Pro X4...Adobe Photoshop Elelemnets 10...or online hosting sites like Smugmug...
what a disappointment after I downloaded this excuse for image editing software..

you get what you pay for..

Summary

JUNK..JUNK.. JUNK... is all I can say.. anyone who would have high marks for this doesn't use editing software that much... what a shame... the interface is NOT USER FRIENDLY.. it is all over the place...

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3 stars

"Fairly easy to use"

August 23, 2012  |  By gharvey50

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.0 Build 136.07

Pros

loads up quickly. you can easily print or email from within.

Cons

I have problems deleting pictures from one folder without deleting it from all?

Summary

I guess I need to do a little more reading to see how to correctly use the features. Overall I like it very much and use it all the time.

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3 stars

"I know of none better than Picasa."

July 29, 2012  |  By Documentalist

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.0 Build 136.07

Pros

Picasa has most always provided all of the services I have needed.

Cons

There is one big mystery about my Picasa. Over the years I have used Picasa many of my photos have just disappeared. I have tried to get help from Picasa with this problem but am unable to find any.

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1 stars

"Still doesn't work with Windows 7"

July 29, 2012  |  By bretttwin1334r

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.0 Build 136.07

Pros

None, if it's incompatible with Windows 7.

Cons

Incompatibility with Windows 7.

Summary

I really miss Picasa. It's incompatibility with Windows 7 is very disappointing to me. I'm amazed that this has yet to be fixed. In the interim FastStone is the next best thing. By the time Picasa does work with Windows 7, if ever, I'll proably just stick with FastSone as I am learning to use it and like it almost as I did Picasa.

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5 stars

"easy to use, who needs photo shop"

July 22, 2012  |  By fleet85

 |  Version: Picasa 3.9.0 Build 136.07

Pros

I have been using picasa for a number of years now, sine it was recommend by a friend. It's very easy to use and there are regular updates which have lead to a steady improvement in the product.. What'd more it's free which is rare these days.

Cons

Cons. There have been few since I started to use it. The biggest was when the Pentax K5 came onto the market there was a problem with raw files, but to there credit this was soon put right. So I have no complaints. Well done guys keep up the good work.

Summary

A good user friendly pice of soft ware and it's free!

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General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date July 20, 2012
Date Added July 20, 2012
Version 3.9.0 Build 136.07
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Media Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
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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