Anyone who uses Picasa to touch up and manage their photos will testify that it is a wonderful piece of software. I can't think of much that would make it even better, but maybe Google has been thinking hard enough to come up with some more really great features.
Exposure: 0.025 sec (1/40) Aperture: f/2.8 Focal Length: 5.8 mm ISO Speed: 200 Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV Flash: Flash did not fire X-Resolution: 72 dpi Y-Resolution: 72 dpi Software: Picasa 3.0 Date and Time: 2007:12:07 05:08:57
As you can see, the "software" used was "Picasa 3.0" -- newer than the current 2.7 version available from http://picasa.google.com. There is no word on which features are actually in the works, but if we look at the support group, we can start to build a list of the most commonly requested features. If these suggestions are any indication, we can expect to see many improvements including:
- Better browsing capabilities with a calendar view
- Easier way to backup files on external hard drives, and keep things in sync
- Photo tagging for better search
- Even more RAW format support
Whatever Google does with the new version, Picasa users will be anxious to give it a shot. There's no word yet on a Mac version of the software, but lets hope we can see one of those soon too.