27th August 2004, 11:35 PM
PICASA SW is now FREE to download
Great thing does happen..
Google brought over PICASA SW and now it's free to download..
Best digital album for WIN XP..
Fast.. and very fast.. as compare to others..
download from here.. www.picasa.com
28th August 2004, 06:34 PM
is the software good ? thanks.
Originally Posted by Eyesthruthelens
28th August 2004, 10:49 PM
Good. Very good. extreamly good for display and organizing photos
Originally Posted by amlim
and er... this software had been free for a while.
28th August 2004, 11:24 PM
Thanks. Seems like a very powerful programme. I think Irfanview just lost a loyal user.
Zonealarm tells me two programs try to access the internet after installation - Downloader.exe and Picasa.exe. I've blocked both.
28th August 2004, 11:40 PM
The timeline feature is just amazing!
29th August 2004, 02:25 AM
I would say this is one of the most polished looking image viewers. It's timeline feature is handy and more importantly, it can do image editing (red-eye reduction, cropping etc).
Another plus point for me is that it is similar to iPhoto. Thus I don't feel confused when using an image viewer on Windows.
3rd September 2004, 11:09 AM
Good for thumbnail style of viewing and email to friends. But I was wondering why it is trying to access the net during loading. Anyway, my FW blocks it and it still works... spyware ?
3rd September 2004, 06:57 PM
Hard to say... nowadays every program tries to access the net to:
Originally Posted by Lensman
- send out your information... AARGH spyware!
- send out your computer's information... AARGH spyware!
- check for updates... not that I want it either, newer version tend to be slower and take up more memory
Best to get a firewall, an anti-virus software and a spyware remover for safety nowadays... and slow down my PC
3rd September 2004, 08:03 PM
Looks like picasa grabs your email address and sends it to the company if you use outlook express. See here
4th September 2004, 06:21 PM
great. this software is really well-written. I recommend everyone to give it a spin.
the timeline feature of picasa is amazing. I can find my pics much faster now. I never had so much fun browsing through my old pictures too.
Last edited by chaotic; 4th September 2004 at 06:24 PM.
4th September 2004, 11:35 PM
Install ZoneAlarm, and u can block any unauthorized outgoing and incoming network traffic.
Originally Posted by gooseberry
4th September 2004, 11:43 PM
Hehe.. yep I always recommend using a software firewall - though I've used ZoneAlarm in the past, had too many problems with it killing the connection after a while, it's probably fixed now, but once I switched to Outpost Firewall, never looked back.
Originally Posted by RossChang