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Picasa for Mac

By Google Free Editors' Rating

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 23, 2012

While there are numerous apps that help you edit, organize, and share your digital images, many of them cost a lot and are geared toward users with experience in image editing. Picasa is an app from Google that offers only the basics and it won't cost you a dime.

The app's gray interface is on the plain side, but all of the options are easily accessible and even less experienced users should be able to jump right in. If you do run into difficulties, you can visit the Help center to view tutorials from the publisher and from other users. Picasa includes some basic editing tools, allowing you to crop your images or apply effects like sepia tone, but its most notable feature is facial recognition. This allows you to name an individual in your images so that person will be identified in future pictures you upload. We found this option worked best when the person was directly facing the camera, but it did make it easier to manage and find photos.

While the software could be used as a standalone photo-editing and management tool, it is designed to work with Google's photo sharing site, Picasa Web Albums. Like all things Google, it's tied into your Google account. If you don't have an account with Google or Picasa Web Albums, this software won't be as beneficial to you. For those who do use Picasa Web Albums, however, Picasa's simple integration makes it easy to edit and share your files online.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.9.141.306

  • Re-branding from Google+ Photos to Google Photos
  • Disable, for the time being, uploads of face tags.
  • Addresses occasional crashes in network operations.
  • Addresses occasional crashes in file scanning operations.
  • Patches for image handling. We would like to thank Hossein Lotfi, Secunia Research, for helping to identify
  • issues in RAW handling.
  • Improved throughput and error handling in Google Photos Backup.

General

Release October 30, 2015
Date Added October 30, 2015
Version 3.9.141.306

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 281,968
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Picasa is an easy way to find, edit, and share your photos. Manage your photos in one place, and find photos you forgot you had. Eliminate scratches and blemishes, fix red-eye, crop and more. Turn photos into movies, collages, slideshows, and other creations. Upload seamlessly to Picasa Web Albums to share with friends, family and the world.