What it does: 

Allows you to upload and share photos over the internet.

When to use it: 

To share and distribute photos via the internet.


Use it where google is accessible and not blocked.


Picasa gives you 1 gigabyte of storage space free. There is also a downloadable application available for Windows and Linux users that allows editing.

Suggested use: 

Share photos of important events with constituents. Create groups where people can discuss issues. Ask people to support campaigns by uploading their own photos with specific 'tags'.

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Security concerns: 

Google is ambivalent to privacy challenges. For example, complaints to EU privacy regulators over Gmail's indexing and scanning practices were not addressed. Google got the lowest privacy rating of any internet company by Privacy International. (see http://www.privacyinternational.org/issues/internet/interimrankings.pdf )