Picasa

Picasa 3.6

Free
Easy photo sharing tool with extensive photo editing functionality
4.3  (6,000 votes)
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Picasa is a perfect picture-editing tool from the giant Google that includes an online photo-sharing feature. The name “Picasa” comes from the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, and the tool was originally created by Idealab, a part of Google since 2004. Right after acquisition, Google started to offer Picasa as a free download.

Picasa allows you to import photos from almost anywhere, including CDs, memory cards, scanners, webcams, digital cameras, and online Picasa web albums. It offers a wide range of tools to fix and enhance your photos. With its Basic Fixes, you can crop, straighten, reduce the red-eye effect, retouch, and add text to your photos. Similar to the feature you find in Google search, you can use its “I’m Feeling Lucky” to perform a quick all-in-one contrast and lighting fix. With the Tuning feature, you can change the aspect ratio and add highlights to your photos, while its instant twelve easy-to-use Effects, will make your photos looks a lot better with just one click.

Its built-in face recognition feature suggests you how to group your photos according to the similarities it may find in the faces appearing in your pictures. With just a little more work, you can add a Name Tag and a Geo Tag to each photo using Google Maps. This is a very useful feature when you need to classify the people in your collection by location.

Finally, Picasa allows you to share your photos online using Picasa Web Album or by uploading them to Blogger.

Sundaram Ramanujam
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Review summary

Pros

  • Supports one-click web album upload.
  • Synchronizes with your Google account.
  • Name tag available.
  • Geo tag support.
  • Supports Mac

Cons

  • None

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