Picasa now supports Vista

Google just released a new version of their Picasa photo management software that, among other things, includes support for Windows Vista.  I have not used Vista yet -- and I don't plan on using it until I absolutely have to -- but when that time comes, Picasa will be right there waiting for me.

Google just released a new version of their Picasa photo management software that, among other things, includes support for Windows Vista.  I have not used Vista yet -- and I don't plan on using it until I absolutely have to -- but when that time comes, Picasa will be right there waiting for me.

Another interesting feature is the auto-download of updates.  When users choose to "check for updates", they don't have to wait around while Picasa downloads the newest version from the server.  If there is an update, it's likely your computer has already downloaded the installer package.

From the "Auto Update" page:

Picasa now automatically downloads updates in the background so you don't have to wait for a download to complete when updating. To disable this feature go to Tools > Options.

  • Added Vista / Internet Explorer 7 support
  • Changed update behavior
  • Picasa Web Albums is now available in 18 languages

From the release notes

Build 35.94 - December 7, 2006

  • New autoupdate behavior for Windows Vista support
  • New CD/DVD-burning engine (supports more devices)
  • Improved upload reliability to Picasaweb
  • Added support for 18 new languages
  • Added XMP metadata parsing
  • Fixed many crash bugs
  • Rolled-up fixes from 32.97 and 32.95