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Google releases new Picasa update version 3.5

Google announce Picasa version 3.5, the latest release of Picasa photo management software. Picasa version 3.5 is a significant upgrade from Picasa 3.1 offering:
• Name tags help you organize your photos of people by name
• Integrated Google Maps to facilitate adding geotags.
• Totally re-designed process for importing your photos
• Picasa 3.5 has a brand new "Quick tags" panel.

If you don't want to wait until the autoupdate for Picasa 3.5, you can download it from picasa.google.com...

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Detailed release notes on the Picasa 3.5 update - Build 79.67

We're happy to announce the launch of Picasa 3.5, the latest release of Picasa photo management software. If you don't want to wait until we autoupdate everyone to Picasa 3.5, you can download it at picasa.google.com.

Picasa 3.5 is a significant upgrade from Picasa 3.1. For an in-depth overview of what's new, you can play the video below, read our launch post on the Google Photos blog, or consult the "Picasa 3 New Features" support document. Feedback and questions are also welcome in our user forums.

A brief summary of changes in this release, versus Picasa 3.1:

Name tags

• Name tags help you organize your photos by what matters most: the people in them.

• Picasa identifies similar faces in your photos and puts these into the "Unnamed people" album. To add a name tag, just click "Add a name" and type the person's name.

• After you've tagged some pictures, you can do creative things with your name tags, like finding all the photos with the same two people in them or creating a face collage with just one click.

• Name tags in Picasa use the same technology that has powered name tags in Picasa Web Albums since last fall.

Geotags with integrated Google Maps

• Integrated Google Maps make adding geotags to your photos even easier.

Improved import room

• Totally re-designed import process allows you to import photos from your camera or memory card, and upload selected photos to Picasa Web Albums in one step.

Improved tags

Picasa 3.5 has a brand new tags panel.

• 'Quick Tag' functionality allows you to access your most commonly used tags, and tag counts show the number of photos to which a tag has been applied.

Additional information: Detailed release notes on the Picasa 3.5 update
September 29, 2009
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