Picasa 2.5 Well, some of you were skeptics that Picasa 2.5 had officially launched but Google has finally made the announcement themselves. Their list of changes hasn’t really been altered since the other day:

  • Share photos online
  • Nested folder view
  • Save changes to disk
  • Improved import
  • Screensavers
  • Geotagging
  • Larger thumbnails
  • New RAW features
  • Improved caption editing
  • Starred photos organize automatically into a special album
  • “Just raw frames” option lets you export time-lapse sequences in the movie maker
  • The bottom row of buttons can now be configured to suit your needs

My favorite feature in Picasa 2.5, besides for the obvious integration with Picasa Web Albums, is the nested folder view. I have my photos meticulously organized on my computer with a lot of folders nested within each other. The biggest disappoint, however, is that they have not updated Piscasa Web Albums to use a folder structure. For that reason it is really not possible for me to upload my photos online.

This seems to be a pretty solid release and with the growing popularity of Picasa I’m sure Google will continue to update it. I wonder how long it will be before Google teams up with a manufacturer to bundle this software with a new purchase of a camera?