Picasa users have a reason to celebrate. Google has just updated your favorite photo management software to version 2.7 and the new release is lightning fast when compared with Picasa 2.6.
Other than performance enhancements, Picasa 2.7 has better integration with Blogger and also allows you upload videos directly to Google Videos from Picasa. Earlier, this video uploading facility was only available to paid users of Picasa web albums.
As expected, Picasa 2.7 no longer ships with a separate screensaver but integrates nicely with the Google Photo Screensaver that was released only last month.
Picasa 2.7 is available for XP, Vista and Windows 2000. Download Picasa 2.7 [5.1 MB] The new features aren't mentioned in the Picasa Changelog but FileHippo has the latest installer.
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