Originally Posted by Jason Dunn
I'm not really familiar with Thumbs Plus - how would you guys rank it against Picasa or ACDSEE? Any distinct advantages?
I haven't used ACDSee for a while, but I consider ThumbsPlus more of a photo editor and Picasa more of a photo viewer and "tweaker".
Picasa has a great UI (it's strongest selling point). It makes viewing the pictures enjoyable. It's polished.
ThumbsPlus is a little more functional. You can do batch edits and create wallpaper (stretched, centred, etc.). I also find it faster than Picasa. On the other hand, I find the red eye remover on Picasa much better than ThumbsPlus (I'm a version behind though).
And you can add keywords in ThumbsPlus.
For me, I use ThumbsPlus myself (it has a lot of shortkeys too which I like) mostly on my computer. Picasa is on my wife's computer. That's where I keep all of our digital photos and tweak them (remove red eye, crop, etc.). If I had to have one, I'd probably keep ThumbsPlus. Having said that, I am happy with my Picasa purchase as well.