Picasa is software that makes it easy and fun to view, organise, edit and share the digital photos on your PC. Picasa will not delete your pictures or put them online without your permission. Picasa automatically finds and organizes all of your pictures including: jpeg, tiff, bmp, psd, and standard camera movie files. Sending pictures with e-mail used to mean five steps just to get it right. Picasa lets you pick the size and then automatically attaches your pictures. Browse through all your pictures and view slideshows of your albums with the click of a button. Enhance, fix red-eye, and even crop without losing data or permanently changing your original picture. Take your photos further with Picasa from Google. Picasa is free photo management software from Google that helps you find, edit and share your pictures in seconds. We recommend that you print out this brief overview of Picasa's main features and consult it as you use the programme for the first time to learn about new features quickly.
Picasa helps you find and organise all your pictures: you start Picasa, it scans your hard drive to find and automatically organise all your pictures. Picasa finds the following image and movie file types: • Image file types: JPG, GIF, TIF, PSD, PNG, BMP, RAW (including NEF and CRW). GIF and PNG files are not scanned by default, but you can enable them in the options dialogue. • Film file types: MPG, AVI, ASF, WMV, and MOV.
Picasa features: • Organise - Picasa instantly locates and organises all the pictures on your computer. • Edit - Turn a grey sky into a picture-perfect day. • Share - The hardest part of sharing your pictures is choosing your favourites. • Prints & Products - Print beautiful pictures at home with more custom sizes or order prints, gifts and books from your favourite online companies. • Backup - Do not lose your digital memories. Safely back up your photos with Picasa. • Create - Enjoy your pictures in fun, creative ways – it is what photography is all about!
Picasa Basics: New features in Picasa 3.5: Picasa 3.5 now has name tags, based on the same technology that powers name tags on Picasa Web Albums. With name tags, you can organize your photos based on what matters most: the people in them. In this new version, you can also more easily geotag photos using Google Maps, plus import photos from your camera and upload them to Picasa Web Albums in one step. Get started by downloading Picasa 3.5 for PC or Mac at picasa.google.com
People • Add name tags - Picasa 3.5 scans all the photos in your collection, identifies the ones with faces, and groups photos with similar faces together. It's easy to add name tags to dozens of photos at once by clicking "Add a name" below a photo and typing the person's name. Once you've tagged some pictures, you can make a face collage with one click, easily find all your pictures with the same two people in them, or upload your name tags to Picasa Web Albums. Other Improvements • Geotag your photos with Google Maps - Quickly add geotags using new integrated Google Maps by clicking the Places button in Picasa 3.5, and dragging your photos to the location where you took them. Of course you can stil use Google Earth to tag or view photos if you prefer. • Import, upload, and share, all at once - We've improved the import process so that you can star your favorites, upload to Picasa Web Albums and share with Google contact groups at the same time. • Tags -- Better bulk tagging, quick tags & tag counts - We've also improved the tagging experience. Just click the new Tags button on the right side of the Photo tray to add Quick tags , see tag counts for groups of images, and manage tags more easily.
Changes in Version 3.5, Build 79.69 - September 30, 2009: * Fixed an issue where the Universal Terms of Service displays garbled text when installed on non-English versions of Windows. * Fixed an issue where certain scanners weren't recognized when importing. * Fixed an issue where the Retouch edit was not applied. * Fixed an issue where editing contact information in Picasa altered the formating of contact information at http://contacts.google.com/ * Added a progress bar when batch editing with 'Auto Red Eye Correction.' * Returned the 'Copy full path' option to the right-click menu. * Increased stability through multiple crash fixes. Thanks for reporting!