This article provides a review of Picasa, a digital photo manager. Picasa is a free and easy to use solution for managing your digital photos.
For a while I have been looking for a nice light-weight program to manage my digital photos. There are tons of them out there. However, most of the ones that come bundled with your digital camera are bulky, annoying (meaning the load upon Windows Startup), and unattractive.
The screen shot below shows Picasa in action:
Despite a small 3.6 Megabytes this software is loaded with features. It includes the following key features:
Simple and easy catalog presentation
Photo editing ability
Export album as webpage
Export to TiVo Series 2 PVR
Print, email, and order prints
Most of these features are included in every other photo management software. However, the several features caught my attention. The TiVo feature seems like a neat idea. I have never used a TiVo before, but I can image it would be a nifty feature. The order prints seems like a good deal if you are going to order a large number of prints. The cost of shipping is not worth it if you are only going to order a few photos.
I would recommend this software to anyone who needs to catalog their pictures, or takes a large amount of photos on a regular basis. It is light-weight and easy to use. Best of all its FREE! You can download it here.