Narain is the founder & CEO for 360 Degree Interactive, a web services firm based in Chennai, India. This blog is about his personal views on Web 2.0, RoR, Social networking,Digital media, interactive advertising, SaaS, Service Oriented Architecture, India Inc, rural education, Web standards, mobile 2.0 and more.

Thursday, January 20

Picasa 2

Picasa 2 is Google's Photo management software. Well, that sentence will not justify the usefulness of this software. There are no. of surprises this small software has.
Surprise 1: I have downloaded one to my machine and it indexed all my collection within 3 minutes. Quite often I forgot, that this is from Google ;-) so is the speed of searching

Surprise 2: It arrange the photos in a year based timeline with individual folder. I am able to track some of the images I saved way back in 2001. You also have a mini image corrector built-in like cropping, contrast adjustment and like.

Surprise 3: Brilliant Timeline view. First time, i jumped out of my chair to scream, what an interface, sexy transitions. This also comes with a Slide show view and Oops!! forgot to mention their icons & panels. Looks like Google learned a lesson or two from Apple in creating icons & panels. Way too far than any other stuff i have ever seen till date in image management.

Surprise 4: This is absolutely FREE. Yes it is. I can't believe my eyes on that. Such a great software and Google is giving it free.
Download your copy now. no excuses any more.

On a sidenote, Google actually integrated all their free downloads and gives us as a single download. This single download consists of Google toolbar, Google desktopbar, Google desktop search, Picasa Photo organiser, Gmail Notifier. See here to download


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