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What is picasa3.exe?

Part of Picasa by Google

What is it?

Picasa is an image organizer and image viewer for organizing and editing digital photos, plus an integrated photo-sharing website. Native applications for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Mac OS X (Intel only) are available through Google Labs. For organizing photos, Picasa has file importing and tracking features, as well as tags, facial recognition, and collections for further sorting.
Description of picasa3.exe from Google
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, PSD, and movie files and is compatible with most digital cameras; it detects your USB driver and imports pictures into albums. Editing tools include cropping (standard or custom), removal of red-eye, and enhancing--even switching from color to black and white. Create slide shows set to your MP3s. Integration with Picasa's free Hello instant picture-sharing software lets you share hundreds of photos in seconds and chat in real time.
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How does picasa3.exe run?

Process - picasa3.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does picasa3.exe start?

Autoplay handler - picasa3.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of Picasa2ImportPicturesOnArrival with and identifier of SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\Picasa2ImportPicturesOnArrival. Autoplay will scan removable media, when it arrives, looking for media content types (music, graphics, or video). When a removable media arrives, Windows determines what actions to perform by evaluating the content and comparing it to registered handlers for that content. An application will register a handler for Autoplay events associated with a media type.
Scheduled task - picasa3.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\{DA7565D5-4A45-41B6-8683-2C5DD75F16EF}'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the picasa3.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of picasa3.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is picasa3.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00019% CPU1886.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
127.28 MB RAM591.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     101 /min4.5%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
89 GDI objects59.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
240 context switches/sec240.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\google\picasa3\picasa3.exe

Are there other versions of Picasa?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Picasa.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: picasa3.exe
Publisher: Google Inc. (verified)
Name: Picasa
Description: Picasa
Product version: 3.9.0
Size: 9.51 MB
Original file name: Picasa.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Google Inc.
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 6/3/2008
Expiration date: 6/18/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0004863963%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002977175%
User CPU: 0.00018867874309%
Privileged CPU time: 329705.11 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 76 ms
CPU cycle count: 2,113,870,528
CPU cycle count /min: 2,010,318,432
Context switches /sec: 240
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 530.26 MB
Peak committed memory: 662.02 MB
Paged memory: 127.28 MB
Peak paged memory: 293.31 MB
Paged system memory: 619.46 KB
Non-paged system memory: 45.68 KB
Working set memory: 53.42 MB
Peak working set memory: 259.2 MB
Min working set memory: 3.21 MB
Private memory: 127.28 MB
Page faults: 6,612,700
Page faults /min: 1,288
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 100,421
Read operations /min: 86
Total read transfer: 855.52 MB
Read transfer /min: 696.14 KB
Total write operations: 243,326
Write operations /min: 15
Write transfer /min: 239.91 KB
Total other operations: 12,368,604
Other operations /min: 1,188
Total other transfer: 425.71 MB
Other Transfer /min: 324.96 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 89
Peak GDI objects: 145
USER objects: 30
Peak USER objects: 84
Handle count average: 1,441
Thread count average: 27
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Google\Picasa3\Picasa3.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Google\Picasa3\Picasa3.exe" /nosplash "locate" "C:\Documents and Settings\user\My Documents\Downloads\photo (80).JPG"

Autoplay handler details

Name: Picasa2ImportPicturesOnArrival
Command: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\Picasa2ImportPicturesOnArrival

Scheduled task details

Name: \{B1B3E20D-31EF-4908-8F82-2BC87235C074}

Network connectivity

TCP: yyz08s14-in-f22.1e100.net on port 4771

Image hashes

MD5: 31ba44fe30809e6f11738743325de4c4
SHA-1: 7250edaf0fa40651174923be517ab22ebbbf4459
SHA-256: aa4818008da7c6a393b9c2a03abc3629280bd62f5c687cdee65dbc746c02f98a

PE image details

File packed: No
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