is an image organizer
and image viewer
for organizing and editing digital photo
, plus an integrated photo-sharing website
, originally created by Idealab
in 2002 and owned by Google
since 2004. "Picasa" is a blend
of the name of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso
, the phrase mi casa
for "my house", and "pic" for pictures (personalized art). In July 2004, Google acquired Picasa and began offering it as a free download
"Google Picasa", Obsessable, 2009 (see: References).
"Google is watching..", Digital Journal (see: References).
Native applications for Windows XP
, Windows Vista
, Windows 7
and Mac OS X
(Intel only) are available through Google Labs
. For Linux
, Google has bundled Wine
with the Windows version to create an installation package rather than write a native Linux
version, but this version is severely out of date (the latest Windows version, however, can be run with Wine
, see Linux section). There is also an iPhoto
plugin or a stand-alone program for uploading photos available for Mac OS X 10.4 and later.
As of May 2011, the latest version of Picasa is 3.8, which supports Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
As from about early June 2006, Linux... Read More