updated 09:00 pm EST, Mon January 5, 2009
Picasa arrives for Mac
Google has released Picasa for the Mac, allowing Mac users to manage, edit and share photo collections. The new software works with Google's Picasa Web Albums and provides tools for photo editing, eliminating scratches, blemishes and fixing red-eye. It has automatic web sync, offers collage making and simple movie editing and, using Picasa's web albums, photos can be tagged with names for tracking the faces in each picture.
Google hasn't finished some features; geotagging and webcam capture are not functional in today's release, which they are still calling a beta.
Google will have a presence at Macworld, with engineers seeking feedback from users sampling the software at booths around the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Picasa for Mac requires Mac OS 10.4 or higher, an Intel CPU and 256MB of RAM.