Alternatives to Picasa for all platforms with any license

  • XnView MP icon

    XnView MP

    XnViewMP is a free software to view, organise, convert graphics and photos files or to create slide show, contact sheet, HTML pages. Compared to the original XnView, notable features in XnView MP have been re-tweaked, enhanced and...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

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    FastStone Image Viewer

    FastStone Image Viewer is a fast, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor. It has a nice array of features that include image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping and color...

    Free Personal Windows

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    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom answers the digital photographer’s call for a workflow application that allows photographers to quickly work with raw format images. With Lightroom you can manage all of your photographs; showcase them in...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone iPad

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    • It's just not free - but it's the most obvious parallel Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Google Photos

    Google Photos is the home for all of your photos and videos, searchable and organised by the people, places and things that matter.

    Free Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS ... Android Tablet iPad

    • Google Photos DOES NOT contain all the cataloguing, browsing and editing functions of Picasa on a local machine, i.e. no virtual albums, tagging, facial recognicial or geotagging. It is a replacement for the Picasa Website, not the main Picasa desktop application. Guest • May 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • GP is less powerful and intuitive than Picasa, aiming too much for the mobile Guest • Aug 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • GP is online tool. Picasa is a local app. Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • You can transfer your photos from Picasa Web Album to Google Photos Venom88Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • digiKam icon


    digiKam is an advanced digital photo management application for linux/KDE, which makes importing and organizing digital photos a "snap". The photos are organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by folder...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD KDE Qt

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    Shotwell is an open source photo organizer designed for the GNOME desktop environment. Features Import photos from folders or from any digital camera supported by gPhoto. Shotwell automatically groups photos taken at the...

    Open Source Linux

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  • QuickPic icon


    Quick Your Pictures! The best picture viewer/browser/gallery! The best photo gallery and picture browser&viewer in Android, more quick and clear then the lazy stock Gallery, just as millions of users said! It supports various...

    Free Android Android Tablet

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    gThumb is an image viewer and browser for the GNOME Desktop. Features Image Viewer * View single images (including GIF animations). Supported image types are: BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, ICO, XPM. * View EXIF data...

    Open Source Linux GNOME

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    Photobucket offers image hosting and free photo and video sharing. Images can be organized into albums. Up to 500 MB is available per user, with 1 MB per image.

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Windows RT

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    Zoner Photo Studio

    Zoner Photo Studio is a feature-rich image viewer and image organizer software. It also features many editing functions including 16 bits per color channel. It is one of the first image organizers with support for GPS and 3D...

    Freemium Windows Android Android Tablet

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    Apple Photos

    Photos is a digital photograph manipulation application developed by Apple, intended to be less complex than its predecessor iPhoto . Photos are organised by "moment", a combination of...

    Free Mac Web / Cloud iPhone iPad

    • Cannot upload to google photos. I can share photos to flickr but selecting more than 99 photos will disable that option too. Cunning product design that they don't support integration with google product. Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Apple Photos backs up your photos automatically and allows you to keep the original, unedited photo. Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Personal photo management application for the GNOME desktop environment. F-Spot is based on MONO F-Spot is a cross platform application for organizing thousands of photos. It shuns organizing in folders. instead, metadata is the...

    Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued The most recent version of F-Spot is 0.8.2, released December 19, 2010.
  • SmugMug icon


    If you really care about your photos, do you want ads alongside them? You don't put ads in your photo albums at home. The big brands can't resist inserting ads in your albums, and requiring your visitors to register so they...

    Commercial Web / Cloud Android iPhone

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    Free online service for photo and video album sharing for everyone: friends and family as well as the passionate photographers. Upload your memories from your PC and even your mobile telephone. Unlimited storage. Available in more...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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  • Daminion icon


    Server-based photo management software from Daminion Software. Single- and multi-user for small teams and creative professionals. The free version allows to handle 15.000 photos per catalogue and one concurrent user. License model...

    Freemium Windows

  • Virtual Volumes View Photo Edition icon

    Virtual Volumes View Photo Edition

    vvvP is a program designed to catalog and handle digital images. Digital camera owners quickly learn that it is very easy to take a lot of images: they are free, after all. What quickly becomes difficult is handling those images:...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Apowersoft Photo Viewer

    With its friendly interface and powerful functions, Apowersoft Photo Viewer brings you the best experience in viewing images.Other than popular formats like BMP, PNG, JPG, TIFF, PSD, CDR, RAW, etc.

    Free Windows

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  • Imgseek icon


    imgSeek is a collection of free open source projects for searching a collection of images using visual similarity. The image you are looking for can be expressed either as a rough painted sketch or as another image you supply. You...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.8.5, released in March 2006, can be still downloaded from SourceForge
  • irista icon


    An advanced, cloud-based image management platform that allows users to access, enjoy and manage their photo libraries like never before.

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Digital Photo Professional

    Canon's Digital Photo Professional (DPP) is a powerful, free software application designed for editing, organizing, and processing Canon RAW files. This software is easily integrated into an existing workflow with other editing...

    Free Mac Windows

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    Photo management software that makes it easy to view, sort and organize thousands and thousands of your digital photos. .

    Commercial Windows

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  • Sparkbox icon


    Sparkbox helps you to manage images for your design, unlike iPhoto , It is designed to look after the images besides the picture or photograph you took. It is a neat and clean image library in your...

    Commercial Mac iPhone

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    Corel PhotoImpact

    PhotoImpact is packed with fun photo projects, easy one-click photo fixes and new digital art tools that make your creative projects look their best. Quickly touch up your favorite pictures with innovative ExpressFix editing. Use...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Tabday icon


    Lets you to share and organize your photos online. The organization of photos is made in an calendar format that allows you to see the photos in a timeline. Languages: English, French, Japanese and Portuguese.

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • Sunday icon


    Sunday helps you organise all your photos in one place: 1- Gather your photos from Gmail, Facebook, Dropbox, Camera Roll and iCloud 2- Sort photos to create new albums 3- Share albums privately with your friends and family.

    Free Personal Web / Cloud Android iPhone iPad iOS

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  • CamJamm icon


    CamJamm is an online photo & video sharing service that is powered by Google: your photos are safely uploaded to Google Drive and your videos are shared on...

    Freemium Windows Web / Cloud

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    Phase One Media Pro

    Phase One Media Pro (formerly Microsoft Expression Media and iView Media Pro) is a commercial digital asset management cataloging program for Microsoft Windows and Apple OS X operating systems.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Zonerama is an unlimited online photo gallery. Set your photos free No compression, no limits, no ads. We present exactly what you want, at full quality Your Photos Everywhere Zonerama is right at the heart of the Zoner...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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Picasa Comments

Google, I must brake up with you. 2 Helpful

Comment by dawnattridge
about Picasa Aug 2016

Finding a true alternative for Picasa/picasaweb albums has been frustrating. I feel betrayed by google, 16+ years loyal supporter and they shit can yet another service I used heavily. It saddens me that you can not rely on a company as large as Google to take care of the users that have supported them to the top. I have recommended google for so many things over the years. Leaving microsoft, firefox, motorola, adobe and who knows how many other services behind to merge my data and my workflow into a google world. I stood by them, I recommended to family and friends, I was excited to purchase your products and bring them into my home and worklife.

Now I look at my Android Nexus, chromecast, chrome browser, gmail, drive, and my chromebook with disgust. Shame on you Google. I followed you down a path deep into a complex world of degrading standards. Google's upbringing from garage to glory, with its vast offerings was refreshing. I watched as Google tested so many different markets over the years pushing the limits to fill voids in this cyber landscape. Google gave the end user new experiences, quicker, cleaner, reliably and smarter. It was the building of a beautiful relationship. Slowly I began to trust you with the two most important faucets of my soul. My time as I learned you and my data as I told you things and allowed you to know me unlike I have any other.

And here we are years down the road. I have lost countless hours of my life trying to replace yet another service with features that I relied on. It was my dependence on such said features that helped me make buying decisions of that Nexus phone, Chromecast, Chromebook .. ect. I feel betrayed. I left you messages on forums and sent feedback begging for one more chance. It fell on deaf ears and picasaweb albums are no more. We were merged into the new google photos. With all it's great reviews, all its great features .. it lacks such simple functions as arranging your photos in your own folder structure and captions that are visible to any shared viewers. GOOGLE PHOTOS??? It's like I don't even know you anymore!

Today I not only look for an alternative to managing my photo collection, but I seek a company that is willing to listen to that small handful of users that need captions, that may need folders, that may have other needs and desires that are not that hard fulfill. A company that cares about all their users, not just the ones with the deepest pockets. Is the grass greener on the other side? I see IOS apps cater to the requests of the user base. Even the once loathed (by me) Microsoft seems to have lowered itself from the position of mighty dictator and opened its castle doors to its humble peasants. More and more microsoft products are trying to cater to what the users want, instead of trying to force the users into using what they get.

I guess every company has it's ups and downs. Maybe it is all in the true best interest of the world that google has crushed some of its dedicated userbase. One company shouldn't have this much control of this much data. One by one as my current devices and services are replaced, there will be a more open minded desire to try other systems. I thank you google for opening my eyes. I may have never noticed how much Microsoft had changed, that Amazon offered cloud storage, or how powerful IOS systems are without this. So I hate yet still love you at the same time, and that is why I can not longer remain faithful to you and think we should start seeing other people. You google, can no longer satisfy me.

[Edited by dawnattridge, August 25]


End of that party 2 Helpful

Comment by planzi
about Picasa Feb 2016

Google announced today that they will not be supporting the Picasa desktop application after March 15 2016. What a huge bummer.



Comment by gregzaid
about Picasa Jan 2016

i think it has just the basics to edit a photo like when you need a quick edditing, definitely not my first choice but if you need the basics it works fine.


great for edditing

Comment by alisonblak
about Picasa Dec 2015

i really like edditing here but i think is just a way to edit in a basic level.


They now require you to be on google+

Negative Comment by s0me0ne
about Picasa Oct 2013

They now require you to be on google+


No, thanks...

Negative Comment by KianaVCL
about Picasa and XnView MP Mar 2013

No animated image support, no cookie!


There is a lot to like in Picasa (referring to version 3.8. ...

Comment by MiddleOfNowhere
about Picasa Jun 2011

There is a lot to like in Picasa (referring to version 3.8.7 for OS X here):

Basic, non-destructive editing, good folder management, working face recognition (used for the wonderful gimmick "face movies" which turn a bunch of portraits into a movie with the person's face staying in center), geodata, metatags. It's easy to create albums, collages and slideshows, although I find the latter's quality worse than what I can do with iPhoto/iMovie.

Anyway, I do all my basic photo editing in Picasa and batch-export cropped and downsized files to other apps or users. The new version integrates online image editing with Picnik, which is nice.

I'm missing a feature to create variations of an image, which AFAIK is not possible with the non-destructive editing tools without duplicating the source file. Also, I'd prefer a more customizable GUI, but basically Picasa does what it should.

A good app, but if you are paran... careful with regards to Google products, you might want to avoid Picasa Web Albums, because all recognized faces and geodata will become part of your uploaded albums.


Also linux verion is not available (same problem like teamv ...

Comment by Deafboy
about Picasa Jun 2011

Also linux verion is not available (same problem like teamviewer). In the deb package is wine, launchers, and cripled windows version. Apps like this makes bad name to linux based systems.


Sorry I didn't know there was a word limit. If you are inte ...

Comment by mojibake
about Picasa Jun 2011

Sorry I didn't know there was a word limit. If you are interested you can read the TOS here...


The issue with picasa web albums is that google has a very ...

Comment by mojibake
about Picasa Jun 2011

The issue with picasa web albums is that google has a very open terms of service meaning they can use your images anyway they wish in their promotion including providing to other services (see below). Of course you may not have issue with this but I prefer Flickr where you can choose your own licensing terms.

You have to pay for a pro account but I prefer the small fee for wider file support and unlimited storage besides the above.

11. Content licence from you

11.1 You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive licence to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. This licence is for the sole purpose of enabling Google to display, distribute and promote the Services and may be revoked for certain Services as defined in the Additional Terms of those Services.

11.2 You agree that this licence includes a right for Google to make such Content available to other companies, organisations or individuals with whom Google has relationships for the provision of syndicated services, and to use such Content in connection with the provision of those services.

11.3 You understand that Google, in performing the required technical steps to provide the Services to our users, may (a) transmit or distribute your Content over various p


I like the fact you can download the original file you uplo ...

Comment by s0me0ne
about Picasa Jun 2011

I like the fact you can download the original file you upload online, flickr doesnt allow this and that is something that makes picasa better, because I want to store it all online, but sometimes i need to pull it back offline.


I belive that picasa and picasaweb should be split for more ...

Comment by mjrider
about Picasa Jun 2011

I belive that picasa and picasaweb should be split for more control


Picasa is a very good program for editing photos. The only ...

Comment by pcwiz11
about Picasa Jun 2011

Picasa is a very good program for editing photos. The only downside I find is that it doesn't save your edits automatically whatever settings you have on. You have to press the save button on the folder display whenever you want to update the picture files. It does have a wide range of good features however.


I would like to add using digiKam now means I only have to ...

Comment by mojibake
about Picasa Jun 2011

I would like to add using digiKam now means I only have to tag my files once and all the data is maintained when I upload to Flickr.