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Picasa (by Google) - A great way to organize and share pictures

My wife and I are expecting our first child in March. Let me clarify, this will be the first grandchild for both sides of our families. Another twist is that her parents live in California. The final issue is that her family is picture crazy. Do you see where I'm going with this? I need a fast, easy, and free way to organize all of our pictures and then share across the country. After searching the web I found my solution: Picasa.

Picasa is a free download from Google. I could talk for hours about it but I'll keep this short. Here's a list of my favorite features:

  • Find and organize all the pictures on your pc! No more looking through folder after folder.
  • Easily share pictures online with specific people, groups of people or the entire world, it's up to you!
  • Viewing pics online using the full-screen slideshow option is awesome!
  • Upload original size pics to Picasa Web Albums! Makes printing quality MUCH better.
  • People you share pics with can send them to Walgreens, etc for prints! Essential for Grandparents.

I can't cover all the awesome features in this post but make sure to watch this video introduction (it's for an older version but you'll get the idea) Here are some really good Picasa how to videos for more info. Oh, before I forget, there is a 1GB limit for pictures stored online but for $5/year you can make that 20GB (Enough for 10,000 pics)

P.S. While this will be our first human child we do have two yellow labs...do they count as kids? You decide...

Our baby for now - Sandy


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Fur babies! If there is potty training involved, it counts, in my book. Cute doggy!

Cute, cute, cute. Yes, they do indeed qualify. See here for proof.


Can a person that uses picasa google account see how many views from public each photo gets?How is that possib
hi there! if I have a google picasa account where i can upload my photos , can i see somewhere in my account how many times a picture is viewed from the public?is it possible to track down who viewed it?

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