5 Free Picasa Alternative Software

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Here is the list of 5 free Picasa alternative software.

Although Picasa is a well-known photo organizer and editor, but for those who are looking for some alternatives, here are some good finds. Using these software, you can add ratings, tags to photos, create categories, enhance images, and sort photos quickly. These photo organizers have unique feature(s) also. You can bulk convert images, add Geotag to images, create photo slideshow, generate flash file, and more. Let’s check these free Picasa alternatives one by one.

Windows Live Photo Gallery

Windows Photo Gallery

Windows Live Photo Gallery is surely a best Picasa alternative. It is an all in one solution to manage your pictures, edit them, and upload them to Facebook, Flickr, OneDrive, Vimeo, etc. You can add tags to images, give rating, add person, set Geo location, add caption to images, and more. Moreover, you can also sort your images by date, tag, person, rating, and Geotag.

It comes with numerous other features that makes it really handy. You can rotate images, add effects, play slideshow, create movie, rename and resize images, change creation date, and much more. There is so much to do that probably you won’t need any other application to manage and edit your photos.

Note: Windows Photo Live Gallery comes with Windows Live Suite. So you need to uncheck other applications during the installation process if you don’t want to install them.

Full review is here.


XnViewMP- interface

XnViewMP (enhanced version of XnView) is also a great alternative to Picasa. You can organize photos by arranging them into various preset categories or by creating the new categories. You also have feature to mark photos as star, set photo priority, and add rating to images. This also helps to easily filter and sort photos. A navigation pane is also provided to easily access a folder containing your photos.

This feature rich photo organizer is also a good converter, resizer, and cropper. You can bulk convert photos and resize/crop individual photo easily. Multiple images can be opened in separate tabs to edit or perform other tasks. Options to rotate photos, exchange colors (say RBG to BGR), change color depth, etc., are helpful for a good photo editing.

Various other important features are available in this Picasa alternative software. For example, it can automatically count number of colors used in a photo, check EXIF info, search photos in real-time, capture screenshots (including time delay), supports more than 500 image formats, and more. So, it is an all in one photo organizer, converter, resizer, and better alternative to Picasa as a software.

JetPhoto Studio

JetPhoto Studio- interface

JetPhoto Studio is also a good Picasa alternative. Unique feature available in this photo organizer and editor is that you can tag photos on map. So if you want to add a particular geographic location with any photo, it can be done easily. Apart from this, it lets you create custom albums and add photos to those albums. For every single photo, you can add keywords (say tags), mark it as star, and see the creation date of photos.

Many other interesting features are also available in this photo organizer and editor. For example, you can generate flash file (swf), view EXIF data of any photo, upload photos to your Flickr account, etc. Unfortunately, it failed to upload my photos to Flickr, but rest of the features worked absolutely fine.

You can also read its full review to find more information.

FastStone Image Viewer

FastStone Image Viewer

FastStone Image Viewer is a multipurpose software and is not just limited to viewing images. You can batch convert images, edit them, manage, as well as apply effects to images. To organize images, you can add tags, move images to desired folders, add image folder to favorites, etc. Apart from this, it has some special features as well. It comes with a screen capture feature to capture foreground, window or object, desired area, etc. You can also compare multiple images together which is another great feature.

Some other valuable features are also included in this software. For example, you can create the slideshow, sort image by size, type, date, dimension, change view mode, and more.

Read full review here.


BornAView- interface

BonAview is also a useful photo organizer, image editor, and viewer. You can easily rate a photo, copy or move multiple photos to a folder, sort, and rename your images. It has one of the best image editor that lets you adjust colors, automatically enhance images, apply effects, add frames to photos, set color level, crop images, etc.

Another interesting feature comes with this software is that you can also annotate images using various tools. Moreover, it provides a beautiful 3D view option that makes viewing the images pretty cool. This software also lets you explore EXIF information of an image as well as edit that image. It is really a good alternative to Picasa.

Read more about BonAView here.


All these are quality software and worth mentioning Picasa alternatives. Tremendous features are available in these photo organizers, viewers, and editors. Although I personally like Windows Live Photo Gallery software in this list, but you need to choose which software fulfills all your requirements.

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