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Picasa - Picture editor

3.5
Average: 3.5 (2 votes)

Picasa - Picture editor

pauldavies

A really useful tool, part of Google's suite of software. It does all sorts, can do basic picture editing and some handy tools allow for some image manupulation / organisation too.

Where is it really handy is in reducing the size, but not the quality, of pictures making them much more managable for use on websites, blog sites, CMS sites like Wordpress or to distribute via email. Most digital camera take pictures that are many megabytes big, in just a few steps Picasa can bring them down to size.

Case studies

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    Destinations@Saltburn
    Paul Davies, owner and Managing Director of a Destinations @ Saltburn, looks at how Picasa helped them make image files more managable.

Benefits

- Free and easy
- Does many of the clever things much bigger packages like Photoshop can do

Considerations

- Doesn't do everything Photoshop can do

Comments

rosemaryhardy Easier to use than Photoshop for users who do not have previous experience.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 10:50
josephinewhiteford I've used this app before, during a work expeirence at College. Relived it was free as its such a good tool and helped me uplift all those pictures that needed it. It does a lot of things that photoshop does, not all of it though. It is helpful and easy to use.
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 11:50