Software : Google : Picasa

Google Picasa

Version
(as of 5/19/2014)
3
Platforms
LicenseFreeware
CategoryUtility

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Image organization by date, faces, names, and places
  • Convenient sharing through Google+ Photos and email
  • Photo editing effects, such as duo-tone, saturation, and borders

Google Picasa is an application that allows users to organize, edit, and share their photos and videos. It is available for Windows and OS X.

Picasa allows users to organize their images on their computer and import photos from their cameras or scanners. Users can sort their images into folders and search them by date, faces, name tags, and places (through geotagging). The application enables users to conveniently share their images through email, printing, or exporting them to a folder on their computer. Users are also able to sync their images directly from Picasa to Google+ Photos on the web.

Along with helpful organization and sharing capabilities, Picasa provides users with essential tools, such as the ability to crop, straighten, rotate, retouch, and remove redeye in photos. The editor also includes more advanced editing effects, such as duo-tone, borders, vignette, sepia, soft focus, color inverting, and saturation. As a safety net, Picasa even lets you revert back to your original image if you are unsatisfied with your edits.

Google Picasa is a handy program for organizing, editing, and sharing images. While it does not provide professional editing tools, it’s a convenient application for casual users, especially ones who use Google+, that want to share their photos.

Primary file extension

.JPG – JPEG Image

Other file extensions used by Google Picasa 3

Supported File Types
.CR2Canon Raw Image File
.CRWCanon Raw CIFF Image File
.CXFPicasa Collage File
.DCRKodak RAW Image File
.DNGDigital Negative Image File
.KDCKodak Photo-Enhancer File
.MRWMinolta Raw Image File
.NEFNikon Electronic Format RAW Image
.NRWNikon Raw Image File
.ORFOlympus RAW File
.PEFPentax Electronic File
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.RAFFuji RAW Image File
.RAWRaw Image Data File
.SRFSony RAW Image
.X3FSIGMA X3F Camera RAW File
.YTFGoogle Picasa Font Cache

Updated: May 19, 2014