Date: Friday, December 9th, 2011, 12:52
Category: News, Software
On Friday, software giant Google released Picasa 188.8.131.522, the latest version of its photo organization program for the Mac. Once installed, Picasa imports (without moving or copying) photos from the iPhoto library as well as other folders and external hard drives on your Mac. The program also includes assorted editing tools for straightening, text generation, red eye removal, collage creation and Photoshop-like effects and adjustments. The new version, a 33.1 megabyte download, offers the following fixes and changes:
– Added ability to upload to Google+: share with circles, post pictures to your stream, and upload images at original size.
– Social Tagging: name tag people in your Google+ circles and notify them via G+.
– New photo editing effects, including:
– Side by side editing: compare two pictures side-by-side, or compare different edits on the same picture.
– Updated RAW support for pictures from newer cameras.
– Support for WebP files.
– On the Tools > Experimental menu, we’ve added support for migrating your database to another local drive.
– Improvements to Face Movie maker: number of photos included, chronological ordering.
– Sync now uploads unshared albums privately.
– Improved restoring of virtual albums when you uninstall and reinstall, or move to a new computer. Album data is written to the picasa.ini file now, along with all of your other edits.
– OAuth support: use 2-factor accounts without getting an application-specific password.
Picasa 184.108.40.2062 requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later to install and run.
If you’ve tried the new version and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments.