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Should I remove Picasa 3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #40
United States Rank #59
Reach 9.1233%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.55 days
812.59 days >
Average installed length: 426.95 days


VersionDistribution 9.10% 0.24% 2.16% 2.50% 0.00%
3.9 72.63%
3.8 11.76%
3.6 0.60%
3.5 0.06%
3.1 0.80%
3.0 0.16%

Other programs by Google Inc

Picasa 3

What is Picasa 3?

Picasa is an image organizer and image viewer for organizing and editing digital photos, plus an integrated photo-sharing website. Picasa is 3 supports Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, and has Google+ integration for users of that service. Version 3.9 also removed integration with Picasa Web Albums for users of Google+. For organizing photos, Picasa has file importing and tracking features, as well as tags, facial recognition, and collections for further sorting. It also offers several basic photo editing functions, including color enhancement, red eye reduction, and cropping. Other features include slide shows, printing, and image timelines. Images can also be prepared for external use, such as for e-mailing or printing, by reducing file size and setting up page layouts.

About  (from Google Inc)

Picasa can transfer, find, organize, edit, print, and share images, all with this easy-to-use product. Watch Picasa automatically organize all your pictures into elegant albums by date. Having all your photos in one place means no more time wasted searching for folders or files. The program works with JPEG, GIF, BMP, P...  Read more
  • Integrates into the web browser

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.picasa.com
Help link: photos.google.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Google\Picasa3
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Google\Picasa3\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 85.47 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Picasa 3

Program executable:Picasa3.exe
Signed by:Google Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\google\picasa3\Picasa3.exe
Additional files:
  • PicasaPhotoViewer.exe - Picasa Photo Viewer
  • GPAutoBackup_Setup.exe - Picasa Updater (Picasa)
  • setup.exe
  • moviethumb.exe - Picasa
  • npPicasa3.dll - Picasa plugin
  • Picasa3.exe
  • PicasaUpdater.exe
  • uninstall.exe - Installer for Picasa
  • Picasa3i18n.dll
  • qtsupport.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • Picasa3.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'Picasa2ImportPicturesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'picasa2.autoplay' and the action verb 'import.
Google Chrome Plugin
  • npPicasa3.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npPicasa3.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npPicasa3.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@google.com/npPicasa3,version=3.0.0' with a plugin key of '@google.com/npPicasa3,version=3.0.0' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • Picasa3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DA7565D5-4A45-41B6-8683-2C5DD75F16EF}'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:113.34 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007318706%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00060372%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00012815%
0.015104% average
Memory:46.34 MB
Total CPU:0.1386017722%
Kernel CPU:0.03555393%
User CPU:0.10304784%
CPU cycles/sec:15,521,901
I/O reads/min:407.94 KB

How do I remove Picasa 3?

You can uninstall Picasa 3 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Picasa 3, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Picasa 3.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Picasa 3 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 10 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.36%
Windows 10 30.10%
Windows Vista 6.83%
Windows XP 5.70%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.76%
Windows 7 Professional 9.90%
Windows 10 Home 7.73%
Windows 8.1 6.96%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.37% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.37%
  Germany 8.56%
  United Kingdom 4.49%
  France 4.40%
  India 3.90%
  Italy 2.83%
  Canada 2.69%
  Netherlands 2.41%
  Brazil 1.83%
  Belgium 1.54%
  Australia 1.52%
  Spain 1.28%
  Israel 1.18%
  Poland 0.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.00%
Dell 22.34%
Acer 17.41%
ASUS 9.59%
Toshiba 7.14%
Lenovo 4.44%
Samsung 3.77%
Intel 1.70%
Medion 1.07%
American Megatrends 1.03%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.55%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.29%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.10%
ASUS All Series 3.24%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.64%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.53%

About Google Inc

Google provides Internet-based products and services such as advertising technologies, internet search, cloud computing, and software.
Publisher URL: www.google.com

comments3 comments

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Herman Mortimerover a year ago
This IS arguably the BEST free imaging app Windows 7 has in its arsenal that Google supplied Microsoft with via third party. Collage maker, poster creator, ultimate image editor, video player AND MORE! ! ! Folks, IF you don't have this great app yet, what are you WAITING FOR?!?!?
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kimiata90over a year ago
Picasa doesn't come on your computer, you must download it. It's a great program for organizing, easy editing, emailing and sending pics to stores for prints. Don't uninstall it, use it!
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Sissharover a year ago
Easy to use for photo organization, storage, editing, and sharing. Makes me look much more knowledgeable than I am. Love it!