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Picasa Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Picasa for Windows and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is FastStone Image Viewer. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try digiKam or nomacs. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Picasa and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Picasa are XnView MP, IrfanView, Adobe Lightroom and ImageGlass.

Picasa alternatives are mainly Image Viewers but may also be Photo Managers or Photo Sharing Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Picasa.
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  1. 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 adjustments.

    ⚫︎ PortableFastStone Image Viewer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Most users think FastStone Image Viewer is a great alternative to Picasa.

    decent sorting, good full-screen view. Fair replacement to but sub-par to Picasa.

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  2. XnViewMP is a free software to view, organise, convert graphics and photos files or to create slide show, contact sheet, HTML pages.

    ⚫︎ PortableXnView MP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Most users think XnView MP is a great alternative to Picasa.

    Not even close to being a replacement for Picasa. The entire program is non-intuitive.

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  3. 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.

    ⚫︎ Facial RecognitiondigiKam can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    ⚫︎ File TaggingdigiKam can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
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    Most users think digiKam is a great alternative to Picasa.
    tomater

    Well, the UI of digiKam is a torture. Using it after Picase is like going from UI back to command line. It's packed with features, yes, but UI overcomplicated far beyond what is necessary. Tabs on top, tabs on the left, tabs on the right, and yes, each window section can also have tabs...

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    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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  4. Fast and compact image viewer/converter trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals. Many supported file formats and features.

    ⚫︎ LightweightIrfanView consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableIrfanView can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsIrfanView can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceIrfanView either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableIrfanView is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    This alternative is disputed. IrfanView is still a legitimate alternative to Picasa, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    cy6ernauti1us

    Let me refute negative reviews by those who are not really familiar with IrfanView's image browsing capability by mentioning the "Thumbnail Viewer" function of IrfanView. Because IV's UI paradigm is non-standard, in that the image browser is a separate window, seems to be throwing most users off.

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    You can only look at one photo at a time. You can not organize or tag photos. The editing function is far superior to Picasa.

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    It's an image viewer, not an organizer. Most similar app to Picasa may be digiKam

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    Irfanview is just an image viewer. If you're looking the program that has the exact function as Picassa I think you should skip this software.

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  5. Adobe Lightroom icon

    Adobe Lightroom

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    Create incredible photos anywhere with all-new Lightroom CC and 1 TB of cloud storage. Get powerful editing features on any device in a new, easy-to-use interface.

    ⚫︎ Facial RecognitionAdobe Lightroom can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
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    It's just not free - but it's the most obvious parallel

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    dont host picture, just do modification

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  6. 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.

    ⚫︎ Lightweightnomacs consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Portablenomacs can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Dark Modenomacs supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/Extensionsnomacs can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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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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  7. 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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightImageGlass consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableImageGlass can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableImageGlass is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsImageGlass can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    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.

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

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

    ⚫︎ File TaggingTagSpaces can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with TagSpaces.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownTagSpaces supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Cross-platform file tagging and file finding
  9. XnView is a utility for viewing and converting graphic files. XnView is provided as FREEWARE for private non-commercial or educational use (including non-profit organization).

    ⚫︎ PortableXnView can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    rustyknight07

    It's a viewer NOT not an organizer, you can't tag photos or place them on maps.

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  10. ACDSee is a complex, multi-purpose application that serves for viewing, organizing and editing digital photos. Furthermore, images can be shared on social websites or your own space on the developer’s website.

    ⚫︎ Facial RecognitionACDSee Photo Studio can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    ⚫︎ Support for 4KACDSee Photo Studio supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
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    rustyknight07

    It does everything Picasa does and more, unfortunately it's not free.

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