UPDATE: Warren showed me how he uses Picasa for Windows. The desktop app (which is NOT available for Mac) works very well. The only downside is that it takes up a lot of hard disk space.
originally posted Dec. 23, 2006
I thought they wanted to organize all the world’s information.
Google has a great product in Google Videos. And also bought YouTube. They are by far the biggest player in internet video.
Google is clearly committed to video.
But why is their photography software so lame? Yahoo is killing them with both Flickr and Yahoo photos.
Google’s photo software is called Picasa:
Find, organise and share your photos.
… a free software download from Google that helps you:
* Locate and organise all the photos on your computer.
* Edit and add effects to your photos with a few simple clicks.
* Share your photos with others through email, prints and on the web: it’s fast, easy and free.
Windows XP only
Microsoft Windows 2000/XP
Is it XP only? Google has been very confused on this product.
Fact is, Mac users can also store photos on Google though you would not know it from the Picasa home page.
I tried it. And was disappointed.
Flickr had just announced unlimited uploads and storage for photos for US$25 / year.
Picasa gives you only 6Gb for $25 / year.
Warren Long uses both Picasa and Flickr for different things. But between the two, Flickr is far superior.