Last week Google acquired Picasa which enables users to easily manage and share digital photographs. Now you can download Picasa from Google for free (version 1.6). Before Google acquired Picasa its software was listed for $29.
Picasa's image management software is now available as a free download.
One week after announcing that it had snapped up Picasa, Google is promoting the acquired company on its home page, encouraging users to "download Picasa from Google" for free. On Tuesday, Google's home page was offering downloads of the Picasa version 1.6 software, which allows users to transfer, organize, edit, print, and share digital photos. The download is 3.6MB in size and compatible with Microsoft's Windows only, according to information posted on the Google site.
The download is 3.6MB in size and compatible with Microsoft's Windows only, according to information posted on the Google site. Google, in Mountain View, California, revealed that it had bought the software maker last week for an undisclosed sum. At the time, company representatives would not disclose when or how Picasa's technology would be further integrated with Google's offerings. Google said it had already incorporated some of Picasa's technology for publishing and sharing photos into its Blogger service last May.
Download: Picasa 1.6
News source: PCWorld.com