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Picasa 3.5 with face recognition and improved geotagging

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.

A couple of years ago I wrote an article with detailed instruction on how to geotag photos using Picasa and Google Earth. This method felt a bit like it was tacked on at the last moment and not really a feature for regular users. Still it was quite workable for those who did want to geotag their photos, but didn’t have a GPS receiver. The new release has support for geotagging using a build-in map, instead of launching an Google Earth as an external application.