Picasa is a software download from Google, that helps you organize, edit, and share your photos.
Created by Google, Inc.
Picasa is a software download from Google, that helps you organize, edit, and share your photos. The local application usage and the online storage up to 1 GB is free, and it is easy to use. The online version is called Picasa Web Albums.
Your Picasa Web Albums with all photos can be synchronized with your local folders with the local Picasa application.
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Picasa was added by Mogelfar in
Feb 2009 and the lastest update was made in
Sep 2016. There is a history of activites on
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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]
Google announced today that they will not be supporting the Picasa desktop application after March 15 2016. What a huge bummer.
Another tombstone in the Google Graveyard.
Picasa is the only app I know that has facial regognition, nice geo features, editing, uploading, privacy control, etc... all in one place.
Now they're going to replace it with yet another minimalist photo management website. Like we need another.
They've been letting Picasa rot for years now. So maybe this is more of a mercy kill. But I wish they'd at least open source it. I'm sure it has a very large and loyal fan base since it's been around for nearly 15 years.
+1 Google Photos sucks, there are no these features that are in Picasa, as you mentioned - search by colors and face detection + How can I access Google Photos when I'm offline ?
FLICKR > Google Photos
Ditto... I used Picasa for all it's image cataloguing, tagging, geo-tagging, facial recognition (to assist with cataloguing), which ultimately helped find an image I wanted from the thousants (2 TeraBytes) of images... And all in a very nice interface, nothing else I have looked at comes close to the look and functionality I want. I know many people who use it for the same reasons. Sigh. Yes @harryslaughter why couldn't they open-source it for someone to continue maintaining the desktop application.
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.
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+
No animated image support, no cookie!
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 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 interested you can read the TOS here...
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 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 control
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 tag my files once and all the data is maintained when I upload to Flickr.
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