Picasa

Picasa Free

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4.3 
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This program received 14 awards

Video tutorial & screenshots

  • Viewing two different images
  • Heat Map
  • HRD-ish
  • Editing your text
  • General view
  • Main screen 2
  • Main screen
  • Available easy-to-apply effects
  • Creating a Geo Tag

Editorial review

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Marisa Therezza Senior editor

Picasa is a nice application designed to simplify the way you manage photos on your computer. With this tool, you can easily view, edit and organize your pictures however you like. Picasa has been recently updated and a variety of editing effects have been offered. Making use of this particular program, you're still likely to enjoy Basic Fixes options.
Among them, you'll see such functions like cropping, editing in Picnik and retouching. The special mention is related to Sliders in the Tuning tab that assist you in changing colors and shades in your photo. As you know, there's 12 Basic Effects to enhance the picture: for instance, sharpen, saturation or graduated Tint.

In order to sophisticate the photo, employ Advanced effects: such fresh functions as Infrared film, 1960's, Posterize, Duo-Tone, etc. Also in this version, you're able to invert colors and cross the process. So you see that it is a feature-rich application. Don't be afraid to undertake an experiment on your photo as Picasa keeps photos in its original form even if you make up your mind to save changes. I find it pretty convenient that you can preview the results of applying effects to choose the most exited ones. The program allows for comparing different edits on the same or distinguished photos. That's the business of side-by-side editing. Sharing photos to Google+ is the most long expected option Picasa offers. It should be noted that this feature is available even for users who haven't joined Google yet. Keep in mind that you're able to upload pictures in a private way, as well. Furthermore, you can tag people who are in the photo and share them nearly with the whole world.

In short, Picasa deserves your attention if there's a need of a rich palette to exert substantial effects on your pictures that later can be shared to Google+.

Pros

  • Applying a rich palette of effects.
  • Sharing photos to Google+.
  • Tagging people in the picture.
  • Searching photos by their names.
  • Editing side-by-side.

Cons

  • The user interface is not too demonstrative.
  • It takes time to understand how the app works.
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What's new in version 3.9

1.Added ability to upload to Google : share with circles, post pictures to your stream, and upload images at original size.
2.Social Tagging: name tag people in your Google circles and notify them via G .
3.New photo editing effects, including:
Infrared;
Lomo-ish;
Holga-ish;
HDR-ish;
Cinemascope;
Orton-ish;
Sixties;
Invert Colors;
Heat Map;
Nightvision;
Cross Process;
Posterize;
Duo-Tone;
Boost;
Soften;
Vignette/Matte;
Pixelate/Focal Pixelate;
Focal Zoom;
Pencil Sketch;
Neon;
Comic Book;
Border;
Rounded Edges;
Drop Shadow;
Museum Matte;
Polaroid;
4.Side by side editing: compare two pictures side-by-side, or compare different edits on the same picture.
5.Updated RAW support for pictures from newer cameras.
6.Support for WebP files.
7.On the Tools > Experimental menu, we've added support for migrating your database to another local drive.
8.Improvements to Face Movie maker: number of photos included, chronological ordering.
9.Sync now uploads unshared albums privately.
10.Improved restoring of virtual albums when you uninstall and reinstall, or move to a new computer. Album data is written to the picasa.ini file now, along with all of your other edits.
11.OAuth support: use 2-factor accounts without getting an application-specific password.
12.Fixed various crashes.
13.Fixed name tags and contacts issues.
 

Publisher's description

Picasa is free photo editing software from Google that makes your pictures look great.
Sharing your best photos with friends and family is as easy as pressing a button!

This suite contains the following program

Google+ Auto Backup

Google+ Auto Backup

It's a simple tool that lets you backup your photos automatically.

Latest comments

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  • 0
    Guest 17 days ago

    Good app. Different photo editing options.

  • 1
    Samuel Dawit Last month

    Even if it doesn't have advanced editing features, it's cool!

  • 1
    Mumbere Abdulhakim Last month

    Hot! I can't wait to download the latest versions.


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