Hope you like Google Photos. Starting May 1, Google is going to start phasing out Picasa from its product lineup entirely. Fortunately, you still have some time.
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A new feature in Google's Picasa image management application, which is incredibly good at identifying faces, allows you to set Google Contacts photos for every contact you have a picture of in a couple clicks.
Google today announced that they've acquired Picnik, a great web-based image editor we've featured in the past. They're not doing any significant changing up to the service just yet, but it's a safe bet they'll integrate some of its features into their photo-sharing app Picasa sometime in the near future.
If you're a long-time user of photo site Flickr looking to move your files elsewhere, it's not a one-click export. Blogger John Saddington explains his process for moving roughly 21,000 pictures and videos from Flickr to Picasa Web Albums.
Google Sites, the visual web site builder that's been fairly quiet since it launched publicly, just picked up a laundry list of features. Easy importing from Picasa, Docs and other Google apps, site RSS feeds, and templates have all landed.
CNET's Josh Lowensohn used his own mug as a standard to measure the facial recognition prowess of iPhoto, Windows Live Gallery and newcomer face-finder Picasa 3.5.
Want the same kind of facial recognition, name tagging and easy geo-location of Picasa 3.5 for Windows and Mac on your Linux desktop? There's no official release, but you can fairly easily plug Picasa into your system.