Monday, November 21, 2011

Picasa Mobile's main menu has a new look

Starting with version 2.5.0, Picasa Mobile's main menu has a new look. The new design replaces the old list view with a grid-based interface that facilitates identifying and selecting the right menu item.

Although the old menu was looking reasonably well on a phone, it was not the best choice for a tablet. The new layout adapts itself depending on the device's resolution, as well as and the current orientation.

Many thanks to Dan and Matth for suggesting this change!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Pich-zoom functionality in Picasa Mobile

We released today a new version of Picasa Mobile (2.4.0) that includes a very often requested feature: pinch-zoom. For best zooming results, please make sure the highest photo resolution is selected in Settings/Photo Browsing.

While in zoom mode, you can also pan the image by dragging it.

Many thanks to John, Lester, David, Ernst and Tzinzo for suggesting it.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Moving Web Photos in Picasa Mobile

We just released a new version of Picasa Mobile, 2.3.3, that allows users to move web photos to a different album than the one they currently reside in.

To use this feature, in the Web Photo Selector, tap the Menu key.
From the options menu that appears, choose "Move".

Tap the thumbnails of the photos you want to move to select them.
The selected photos are displayed with a green border.

To unselect a selected photo, tap once again on its thumbnail.
The "Move" button shows you the number of selected photos (8, in this example).

Make sure all the photos you want to upload are selected, then tap on the "Move" button.

You will be prompted  to select the target album. Select the desired album from the list and you're done!

Alternatively, the photos can be moved one by one by long-pressing on the thumbnail, then choosing "Move" from the context menu that appears.

Many thanks to Bob for requesting this feature and patiently waiting for it to be implemented, while supporting me with his kind emails!