Picasa is an image editing application developed by Google, can also be used as image viewer and organizer. Picasa is integrated with a photo-sharing website. Picasa was originally created by a company named Lifescape in 2002 and owned by Google in 2004.
The latest version of Picasa is 3.9, which supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Mac (Intel-based Macs only).
Features of Picasa 3.9
Picasa has file importing and tracking feature, tags, face recognition and sorting. It has several basic photo editing functions such as color enhancement, red eye reduction, adding text to the image and cropping. Images can also be prepared for external use such as for e-mailing or printing. Picasa supports Google’s WebP image format as well as the JPG format and most Raw image format. A user can view and edit RAW files and save the finished edit as JPG or any other format, without any changes to the original RAW file. User can Compare two different photos side by side. Or compare the original and edited versions versions of the same photo simultaneously as you apply edits in Picasa. It has a nice interface and you’ll love to use it.
Picasa 3.9 latest version free download for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Mac – here
If you use Android powered smartphone or Google app on your iOS device then you must be aware of Google Voice Search. It works amazingly well. Now you can enjoy the same feature on your computer system. All you need is Google Chrome web browser, because Voice Search is built-in feature of chrome browser.
If you don’t have Google Chrome then Download it from here and install it on your system. Now open Google.com from your chrome browser, then click on the little microphone on the right side of the search field and speak whatever you want to search (this will work only if your PC has a microphone).
Voice Search feature is also available in Google Maps.
You can even search things like “I need directions to the nearest restaurant” and Google will give you best result (considering that your PC lacks GPS).
Give it a try, it might seem a little weird at first to talk to your computer, but once you get used to it, you’ll probably love this feature.
Command prompt, officially called Windows Command Processor is a command-line interpreter application which is very useful tool for the developers to quickly execute applications and commands.
Windows 8 has two modes – the new Metro mode and the old traditional Windows mode.
Launch or Open command prompt in Windows 8 – new Metro mode:
Hit “WIN+Q” key from the keyboard to launch the “Apps search bar” and then type “cmd”. You will see Command Prompt in the results. Click it to launch a Windows command prompt.
Open command prompt by starting(double click) the cmd.exe in the windows system32 folder:
Open Windows Explorer. Navigate to the folder C:WindowsSystem32 and look for the application cmd.exe and double click on it.
Launch or Open command prompt in Windows 8 – traditional mode:
Hit “WIN+X” and select “Run”. Now type “cmd” in Run dialog search text box and click OK.