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Picasa version 22.214.171.124 on Windows 8.1
Original author(s) Lifescape, Inc.
Initial release October 15, 2002; 13 years ago
126.96.36.1999 (9 October 2015; 6 months ago) [±]
3.9.141.??? (9 October 2015; 6 months ago) [±]
Development status Discontinued as of March 15, 2016
Picasa Web Albums support ends May 1, 2016
Operating system Windows, OS X
Type Image organizer, image viewer
Picasa was an image organizer and image viewer for organizing and editing digital photos, plus an integrated photo-sharing website, originally created by a company named Lifescape (which at that time may have resided at Idealab) in 2002. In July 2004, Google acquired Picasa from Lifescape and began offering it as freeware. "Picasa" is a blend of the name of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, the phrase mi casa (Spanish for "my house") and "pic" for pictures.
Native applications for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Mac OS X (Intel only) were available from Google. 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version to create an installation package rather than write a native Linux version, but this version is severely out of date (the latest Windows version, however, can be run with Wine; see the Linux section). There is also an iPhoto plugin or a standalone program for uploading photos available for Mac OS X 10.4 and later.
On February 12, 2016, Google announced it was discontinuing support for Picasa Desktop and Web Albums, effective March 15, 2016, and focusing on the cloud-based Google Photos as its successor. Picasa Web Albums, a companion service will be closed on May 1, 2016. The announcement triggered backlash from users on Google's Picasa web forums and calls for the product to be Open Sourced, or sold to keep it in the marketplace,.Genre: ,
Post Date: 2016-04-23 10:46:43