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Picasa for Mac

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Key Details of Picasa

  • Organize, edit, and share pictures locally or online.
  • Last updated on 2/29/2024
  • There have been 9 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

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.

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.

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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
October 30, 2015
Latest update
February 29, 2024
Version
3.9.141.306
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Mac
Operating System
OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6, OS X 10.8, Mac OS X, OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.5
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
281,968
Downloads Last Week
0

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User Reviews

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Developer's Description

Organize, edit, and share pictures locally or online.
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.