It’s been a few months since it’s release, but as I promised in my previous post about Picasa for Mac that I would enhance my computer arsenal with another Mac as soon as the software was released. Well, that’s just what I did. I purchased a great new BigMac. Here are the specs. This will help tremendously in providing up to date information, speed, and brute force to the instructions and support of my Mac clients.
- MacPro 2×2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon (yes, that’s 8 cores, happy times)
- 8GB 800 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM
- 1.5 Terabytes of HDD space
- 30 inch HD Cinema Display
About Picasa for Mac
The new Picasa for Mac application has been installed and rearing to go. I am currently moving my photos from my UBUNTU system to the Mac. I will give everyone instructions on how to do this as I couldn’t find concrete information about how to do it. So, in the spirit of the SnapJag support system, you’ll get your answers.
I use Lightroom as my main photo manager and not Picasa, but my wife and kids use it because it has very simple, straight-forward features that match their computer skills. Lightroom is more advanced and requires more skill. It handles my organization, editing, and production requirements much more powerfully than Picasa could. But they aren’t meant to be in competition with each other.
Picasa is meant to be an entry level photo manager providing all the basic features that would be required by light users. Lightroom enhances those light features by 7 fold giving the state of the art workflow processing modules (steps) and fine tuning editing photos, and exceptional export capabilities. Also, the ability to organize photos in folders, categories, and EXIF (embedded photo key information) are provided simply and effortlessly.
Here is the link to download the Picasa for Mac software. It’s appears to be very stable, friendly as usual, and you’ll love the speed and enhancements it provides. If you need help or support with your Mac or Picasa, give us a ring.