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 Grahics Picasa - photo album and photo effects editor
Wow! It's not often I'm blown away by a photo program. I should've expected this from Google. They keep making my internet life better. The brief description below doesn't do this software justice. The install was a problem for me but I solved it by turning off my firewall. Picasa might be trying to contact home before installing. Why? I don't have a clue. After installing it asked me if it could search my PC for pictures. It did a nice quick search and found lots and lots of pics. Then the fun began as I started playing with Picasa's rich feature set. I highly recommend Picasa and I think you'll get the most use from it if you have GMail or Blogger.
Thanks to Tutelage at Xanga for prompting me to try it out.

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Quote from the website - A free software download from Google.
Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your PC. Every time you open Picasa, it automatically locates all your pictures (even ones you forgot you had) and sorts them into visual albums organized by date with folder names you will recognize. You can drag and drop to arrange your albums and make labels to create new groups. Picasa makes sure your pictures are always organized.
Picasa also makes advanced editing simple by putting one-click fixes and powerful effects at your fingertips. And Picasa makes it a snap to share your pictures – you can email, print photos home, make gift CDs, instantly share via Hello™, and even post pictures on your own blog.
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