Google Picasa 2 = Not too Shabby

I’m one of those folks who’s starting to find that iPhoto kinda blows. With my old 800Mhz TiBook, iPhoto has gotten so slow that it’s nearly unusable. Since I now have a decent PC complete with a media card reader and fat 200GB drive, I started looking at some Photo management software for Windows. So far, I’ve been taken with Google Picasa 2. For starters, it’s free and it handles RAW files. What I really didn’t like about iPhoto is that it has to put your photos in a specific location. Picasa on the other hand simply uses regular photos and watches them for changes. It’s also pretty snappy and the UI is decent. So far, I give Picasa the thumbs up. Now I just need to start taking more pictures!

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10 thoughts on “Google Picasa 2 = Not too Shabby

  1. I am very interested in this software but my main concern is that it may “screw up” my present system ….. ie does the program actually move the files or just create an index as to where they are found

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  2. I am very interested in this software but my main concern is that it may “screw up” my present system ….. ie does the program actually move the files or just create an index as to where they are found

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  3. Yeah, I dig Picasa. My only beef so far is that it occasionally hangs for several minutes. But it’s got a great UI, and is an awfully convenient way to organize photos. I also like that it stores the image edits apart from the original image files.

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  4. Yeah, I dig Picasa. My only beef so far is that it occasionally hangs for several minutes. But it’s got a great UI, and is an awfully convenient way to organize photos. I also like that it stores the image edits apart from the original image files.

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