I downloaded this program & being behind a firewall it asked me twice if it could connect to googleadsomething or other. Looks like a good program just be aware of the ad server that wants to come with it!
Posts: 52 | Location: Richland, Washington USA | Registered: April 19, 2003
I just downloaded this yesterday and it is amazing, especially with the automatic adjustment features that you can do and undo - color, contrast, sharpen. Very user friendly.
But my favorite feature is the adjustment for straightening a photo - when straightening a photo, it shows a grid that comes on the screen and you just line up the watch case or whatever according to the grid guideline. The background moves with it and it all stays at right angles (instead of tilting the whole photo and leaving white spaces as with my current program that I have to manually fill in). My photos have improved 1000 percent. The only drawback for me is the export feature which I am currently working on. I've used another program for so long that I forgot the steps necessary to do export. I sure it is something simple I've overlooked in the help section.
Here's a before photo
Posts: 315 | Location: Los Angeles, California USA | Registered: April 07, 2005
Have been using Picasa for a few weeks,it works well and simply for basic tuning, BUT it sucks power bigtime. I'm running a Pentium 4 2.66GHz,an 80 GB HD with 512 RAM on a Dell 4600, and have found it best to exit other programs to use Picasa. Haven't loaded Photoshop yet, but am told that it doesn't drag your computer down as much. When I get time, I'll compare the two(maybe by Christmas! ) I will say that Picasa is better by far that other free downloads I've tried.
Posts: 618 | Location: Northwestern Florida in the U.S.A. | Registered: November 27, 2002
I've used Picasa for at least four years now, and highly recommend it. I also recommend using Google's free web albums, which you can access and set up in Picasa. These albums can be public, accessible to anybody and cataloged or you can limit their access to only people you specify. You can adjust your Picasa settings to "dumb down" the size of uploads or emails automatically. You can see one of my albums of Japanese art here.
Posts: 33 | Location: Charleston, South Carolina in the USA | Registered: April 28, 2010