Picasa instantly locates and organises all the pictures on your computer.
Find the pictures you forgot you had.
Picasa organises your entire collection while you watch, scanning the images on your computer and automatically sorting them by date.
Move and rename pictures from inside Picasa.
Want to clean up messy folders and move pictures around on your computers hard drive Simply drag and drop pictures from one folder in Picasa to another. Picasa will make the change permanent after doublechecking with you. Want to change a pictures filename from 671056398a.jpg to Lisa.jpg In Picasa, it only takes seconds to rename one picture or a group of pictures.
Make an album.
Use the "Albums" collection to tag your photos into quick groupings inside Picasa. Viewing and sharing the pictures you grouped under an album is easy – they make great slideshows and movies or you can email them to friends.
Add a star rating.
Give a gold star to any photo you love: it turns your favourites into visual standouts at a glance. Picasa even has a star search that reduces your entire photo collection to the best of the best in less than a second.
Keep one picture in multiple albums.
Picasa creates a new instance of each photo you label without taking up more space on your computer, so you can put the same picture into multiple albums.
Have photos you want to keep to yourself You can add passwords to any of your Picasa collections (this does not affect which pictures you and others can see on your computers hard drive).
Turn a grey sky into a pictureperfect day.
Basic Fixes are back – and better.
Picasas Basic Fixes are buttons that make it fast and easy to crop, remove red eye, fix the contrast and colour, and enhance your digital pictures.
Amazing effects turn soso pictures into works of art.
You can see how much Picasas 12 new visual effects can improve your photos – and in seconds, not hours. Go sepia. Warmify. Make pictures pop with colour or try austere blackandwhite. Try easy oneclicks or the more finely tuned sliders for better control where you want it. And of course, you can undo your changes at any step along the way.
Write captions that stay with the picture.
Picasa makes captions the way journalists do – using the IPTC standard. That means your captions are saved within their pictures and stay with them, whether you export as a web page or make a CD presentation. Picasa captions are fully editable and searchable, and you choose whether to display them or not.
Zoom. Pan. Tilt. Get the angle you intended.
So you did not get the shot With Picasa, that is not the end of the story. Go in closer and move the focus slightly to the left. Your camera was slightly crooked So what Your picture is perfect anyway.
Know how to use a camera in manual mode
Photography aficionados can now finetune their photos with Picasas EXIF display. This window shows you all the camera data that is stored in a pictures original file such as camera model, date the photo was taken, even if a flash was used. The EXIF display also has a RGB histogram, a realtime graph that shows the intensity of colours in your picture and how they change when you make edits in Picasa.
The hardest part of sharing your pictures is choosing your favourites.
Send photos via email that are a joy to receive.
Take the guesswork out of sending photos. Picasa automatically resizes and attaches pictures to email messages at sizes your friends will be able to open. Works with most email programs, including Google Mail.
Put pictures on your own site, for free.
Picasa Web Albums is the fast and easy way to put your photos on the web. Just select the photos in Picasa that you want to share and click to publish. In seconds, those photos are on your own web page, ready to share with the people you know. Check out a few things you can do with Picasa Web Albums.
If youre looking to post multiple photos onto your blog, Picasas "BlogThis!" button does the hard work for you by automatically transferring selected photos directly to Blogger.
Make beautiful slide shows.
With Picasa, you can turn a group of photos into a presentation with one click, then share your slide show on a CD.
Move to any device or folder.
You can take your photos with you no matter how you like to carry them. Picasa works with all the newest compact flash devices.
Prints & Products
Print beautiful pictures at home with more custom sizes or order prints, gifts and books from your favourite online companies.
Custom and standard sizes are now fit to print at home.
Picasa automatically fits your pictures perfectly onto the expensive paper used by your home printer. It is finally easy to print wallets, 46, 57, full pages, more sizes and even (hallelujah!) more than one picture on a page.
Export pictures to popular photo processing websites.
You can pick photos straight out of Picasa and upload them directly to your favourite photo finishers to order prints and other products.