I heard about Picasa several times recently and after I saw the results of someone who made up a web page complete with navigation using it, I decided to download it from Google and give it a try. All I can say is WOW!, I can’t believe Google is giving this program away for free.

I’ve used several photo editing/organizing programs that were included with various scanners/cameras from HP. The one I like the most is ACDSee. In fact, when HP switched to Image Zone, I continued to use ACDSee, because I found it much more intuitive to use and it worked a lot faster. However, Picasa has even more features and is faster yet. I have just scratched the surface of its capabilities.

I am going to continue to play around with it until I can do all the things that I have been able to do using ACDSee. The only thing I haven’t figured out that I very much need is resizing photos and saving smaller versions of them, but I’m sure I’ve just overlooked it.

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