Google released Picasa 3 this week, with a bunch more features. The ones that look most promising are:
- Photo Viewer – faster, chromeless way to browse images on your computer
- Automatic Web Sync – choose albums on your computer to always sync with the web
That’s all fine and well, but the real reasons to use Picasa are the web albums:
- Images automatically fit the available browser area
- Album view thumbnails can be adjusted to tiny, small, or medium size
- iPhone-optimized version is lightweight and very functional
- Facial recognition software is scary good. Why “tag” thousands of photos when Google can do it for you?
Read more about Picasa 3 on the Google Photos blog.