Picasa is a software that aims to manage your photos and is equipped with a bunch of commendable features. The programs main function is to keep your photos organized. By the way, these can be arranged according to album, date, or up to users’ needs.
The tabbed interface is nice and intuitive. Working with it, does not require from its users any further editing abilities or knowledge.
Picasa is divided into three main options: My Photos, Favourites, and Explore. Explore option enables users to browse the photo public library. Upload button serves to add photos to your albums. Moreover, albums are given different status of privacy. Thanks to Picasa, one can easily publish photos online. Another prominent feature of this utility is the ability to be used either offline or online. Moreover, Picasa instinctively scans your PC looking for photos and organizing them in folders. To make your work even more easier, folders show you thumbnails for faster browsing. In addition, Picasa includes some favourable tools for editing. Photos can be resized, cropped, adjusted colour and light or added various effects that enhance their quality. Side by side editing, allows users for keeping a copy of an original photo, while applying different effects, so users are provided with a reference. More options provide the opportunities for viewing a slideshow, ordering prints, as well as creating a collage, a poster or a movie.
When it comes to installation it is straightforward. However, extra care is recommended during the setup process because the program may change the settings of your web browser.
To sum it up, Picasa does not include all the bells and whistles, however, thanks to its simplicity and effectiveness is still among the top-choices of all kinds of users.