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Open Source Picasa Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Picasa is digiKam. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Picasa and 13 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Picasa are nomacs, ImageGlass, TagSpaces and Shotwell.

Picasa alternatives are mainly Image Viewers but may also be Photo Managers or Image Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Picasa.
This page was last updated Dec 26, 2021
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  1. digiKam is an advanced digital photo management application which makes importing and organizing digital photos a "snap". The photos are organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by folder layout or by custom collections.

    digiKam vs Picasa opinions
    Most users think digiKam is a great alternative to Picasa.
    elrostelperien

    Great photo and tag management tools. It's also apparently the only program, from the ones listed, that has facial recognition features (although not great in comparison to Picasa's).

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  2. nomacs is a free, open source image viewer, which supports multiple platforms. You can use it for viewing all common image formats including RAW and psd images.

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    Most users think nomacs is a great alternative to Picasa.
    yuriykaz

    Nomacs is an image and photo browser and viewer. It's fast, cross-platform, and open source.

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  3. ImageGlass is a simple picture viewer with which you will be able to display your image collection in a very similar way to the one that Windows provides by default, but with some additional functions.

    Bundleware

    The first installer available on the website, presented by the author, "ImageGlass Spider", is bundleware. From the privacy policy: "Also, the software shares available resources with the Spider's customers, to pass traffic through your device."The author is aware of the problem and indecisive on what action to take. Since less experienced users would fall for the "Spider" edition, be careful when downloading this software.

    Most users think ImageGlass is a great alternative to Picasa.
  4. TagSpaces

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    TagSpaces is an offline, open source, document manager with tagging support.

  5. Shotwell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Shotwell is an open source photo organizer designed for the GNOME desktop environment.

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    Most users think Shotwell is a great alternative to Picasa.
    Windowsfree

    sorting and editing abilities

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  6. gThumb is an image viewer and browser for the GNOME Desktop. It also includes an importer tool for transferring photos from cameras.

    Some users think gThumb is a great alternative to Picasa, some don't.
  7. KPhotoAlbum

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    KPhotoAlbum is an application for tagging and managing a photo collection and making it searchable.

  8. F-Spot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Personal photo management application for the GNOME desktop environment. F-Spot is based on MONO

    Discontinued

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

  9. GPicSync

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    GPicSync automatically inserts location in your photos metadata so they can also be used with any 'geocode aware' application like Picasa/Google Earth, Flickr, loc.alize.us, etc.

  10. Imgseek

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    Discontinued

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

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