Picasa 2.7 Beta for Linux Is Out There

Didn’t notice, but it came out few days ago. If you are not happy with Digikam (which I like) or F-Spot, or have been using the previous Picasa 2.5 version, then check out the preview of the upcoming release of Picasa 2.7.

New Features:

  • Upload to Picasa Web Albums
    Use the new “Web Album” button to post your best photos online to share with friends and family.
  • Save edits to disk
    Save edits, undo saves, and revert to the original file with ease. We’ve got batch saving too! Picasa will even match the jpeg quality of the original. Right-click on your saved files to try the new “locate original” feature.
  • Folder hierarchy views
    Browse through folders Explorer-style. Use the button at the top of your Albums List to try them out.
  • Improvements to Import
    Import into an existing folder- we know you’ve wanted this feature for a long time! We’ve made importing photos from your camera faster too.
  • Better RAW support
    Now you can work with RAW files from the Canon 30D, the Nikon D200, Adobe DNG files, and more.
  • Many other enhancements
    Larger thumbnails, better caption editing, ability to configure the row of buttons, special “Starred Photos” album, search by ISO and focal length.

Please see http://www.google.com/linuxrepositories/testrepo.html for information on using Google’s Linux Software Testing Repository to install Picasa for Linux, otherwise download one of the following corresponding to your Linux distribution:

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