About Picasa


About Picasa

Picasa is free software that you download to your computer from Picasa.Google.com.  It is available for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux.  Examples in this blog are from the Windows version.

The Process 

No matter what software you use, you need to:

  1. Transfer photos from camera to computer
  2. Delete the bad, rename or caption the keepers
  3. Organize the photos with folders, albums, tags, faces and places
  4. Find and View photos on your computer
  5. Edit pictures; make them look better with single-click easy features that rival much more complex photo-editing software
  6. Prepare and Resize pictures for use in other programs
  7. Share via Print, Email and Websites
  8. Back them up!

Picasa does all of the above.  It is the only software you’ll need to manage your photos on a day-to-day basis.  The only thing it doesn’t do is serious editing and drawing like removing a person from a photo, or adding a bird to the sky, or drawing a logo.

It is especially good at backing up your photos and burning the CDs or DVDs to store them.  You don’t need any extra disk-burning software.

Here is an overview of Picasa’s features: