October 17, 2007
Our clients often ask us for software recommendations, and a frequent request is for decent, cheap photo editor. In this age of digital photography we often find ourselves with hundreds or thousands of images on our systems, but no way to easily edit the images, send them in compressed formats via email, or even get them organized.
Picasa changes all that, and does it for free. It allows you to easily organize and edit your photos, then let the world know about them thru email, prints, or posting on the web.
Some of the free software that comes with digital cameras can do what Picasa does, but I’ve always found said software (from Kodak, Canon, etc) to be slow and unwieldy.
Picasa, on the other hand, is very user-friendly, automatically doing what you want it to, and making everything else pretty easy. If you aren’t inclined to tackle one of the more full-featured photo editors out there (like Adobe’s Photoshop or Lightroom), Picasa’s basic photo editing features may be just what you need. Image editing is easy: you can adjust brightness, contrast, color temperature, crop, rotate, convert to black and white, and much more.
As a professional photographer I use Adobe Lightroom for my photo processing, but I’ve personally used Picasa for a couple years now as a way to organize my photos and post them to my Picasa Web Album because it’s easy, fast, and free.
Did I mention it’s free? Check it out.
Until Next Time,
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