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Picasa had a long run, but it’s time for the software application to say goodnight. Picasa came into existence over a decade ago in 2002, and became a popular destination for people looking to organize their vast library of photos and photos. This, however, was before “the cloud” took over for our mass storage needs. In 2004, Google acquired Picasa and has maintained the service ever since. Google Photos launched last May as an offshoot of Google+ Photos and has blossomed into a well-rounded, cloud-centric photo and video management service. And rather than keep devoting resources to Picasa in an effort to adapt it to the needs of today’s desktop and mobile users, Google has decided to kill it... Read more...
It's always a pain in the rear when a friend sends you a link to a photo or video when you're in the middle of doing something and you don't want to take the time out to open the link in a new tab.Google decided the pain was too great to force those using Gmail to have to do that one moment longer, and users now can get previews for YouTube videos, Picasa or Flickr pictures or Yelp ratings right there in your e-mail.In Google Labs, you can enable the previews for any or all of the services in your e-mail. For YouTube, you'll be able to watch entire videos without leaving your Gmail. Just click play, and it'll run right through without opening a new tab or going to YouTube.E-mails with Picasa... Read more...
Google on Monday, just in time for Macworld, announced that Picasa for the Mac has finally arrived, albeit in beta form. Google had previously offered a standalone Picasa Web Albums uploader and an iPhoto plugin for Mac OS, but Mac users were trailing both Windows and Linux in terms of a full-blown Picasa implementation.Though still in beta, Picasa for the Mac has most of the features of the 3.0 Windows version. However, Google emphasizes the beta label, and notes that some features like geotagging and 3rd-party printing aren't functional. Nicely, however, they've made sure that Picasa for the Mac plays nicely with iPhoto. Photos stored stored in the iPhoto library, are treated as read-only,... Read more...