The latest version of Picasa is now ready for download. It’s been a couple of months since we’ve seen an update, with the last major version in February including a big update with support for Windows Vista and updated icons.
This time around, you’ll notice major speed improvements in comparison to the previous versions, and better RAW support. Other major improvements include better integration for blogs with the “Blog This!” feature, and support for Google Photos Screensaver. It’s the same screensaver that was introduced last month, and it’s bundled with the Google Pack. They’ve also made it easy to upload videos to Google Video right from Picasa.
It’s great that there are so many options for photo managing, editing, and sharing like Picasa. There’s really no need for the average person to shell out money for software when there are free options including many web based services that get the job done.