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Picasa is a free photo editing application from Google, running natively on the platforms Windows (XP, Vista, 7) and MacOS X.

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Pros

integrates well with Picasa Web Albums (upload, download, synchronization)

6 agree

free

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program interface is fast and smooth

4 agree

intuitive / easy to use

4 agree

available for Linux

4 agree

makes people tagging easy with pre-clustered faces

2 agree

comes with tool for time stamp correction (in EXIF metadata)

2 agree

integrates a text-based picture search engine

1 agrees

cheap online additional storage options

1 agrees

facial recognition and tagging

1 agrees

enables geo-tagging with Google Earth or Google Maps (latter from v3.5)

1 agrees

makes uploading to Facebook, Flickr, etc easy via (3rd party) upload extensions

1 agrees

integrated library backup function makes it easy to migrate to a new computer

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Cons

few editing tools

4 agree

uses a lot of memory

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import can be slow and annoying if you have a lot of images on your SD card

2 agree

can't upload videos to web uncompressed

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Picasa is a free photo editing application from Google, running natively on the platforms Windows (XP, Vista, 7) and MacOS X. For Linux, Google bundles the Windows version of Picasa with Wine.

Picasa offers basic photo editing such as red eye reduction, cropping, manipulation of color and sharpness, creating collages, etc. It also features meta-data editing for time stamps, keyword tagging, and geo-tagging, and can show pictures on a timeline or show their location in Google Earth.

Local folders can be easily uploaded and kept synchronized with Picasa Web Albums (PWA). Other plugins for easy photo uploading exist for Picasa, e.g. Facebook and Flickr. Its picture search engine makes it easy to locate photos based on folders, file names, and captions. Picasa also integrates a photo library backup module which saves Picasa's collected library data and which makes it possible to easily migrate this data to another machine.

As of October 2009, the latest Picasa version is 3.5, which comes with face recognition and clustering creating a locally stored "People" database which synchronizes with PWA (existing people tags can be downloaded from the user's PWA account).

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Erik
11/26/2010 03:00

The sharing of photos on #Android is awesome, especially the integration with #google_picasa

Dom

Dom

11/26/2010 11:55

sounds great :-) I'm looking forward to making the Android leap soon.... Nexus S I hope.

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