Picasa 3.5 released – with face recognition.

When it comes to sorting out pics I’ve always been ademant that whatever program I use it needs to be easy and straight forward and after trying so many different programs I finally settled for Google’s Picasa. I have to say that right from the early stages of Picasa’s life the software did exactly what it was set out to do in a very straight forward kind of way and just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, the latest release comes with some very interesting features.

  • Name tags – scans all the photos in your collection, identifies the ones with faces, and groups photos with similar faces together.
  • Geotag your photos with Google Maps – Quickly add geotags using new integrated Google Maps
  • Import, upload, and share, all at once – improved the import process so that you can star your favorites, upload to Picasa Web Albums and share with Google contact groups at the same time
  • Tags — Better bulk tagging, quick tags & tag counts – improved the tagging experience.

I installed the new version 3.5 yesterday and I loved the new features. See below for a little video explaining the new features and you can download picasa from http://picasa.google.co.uk/

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