Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Native look and feel in Picasa Mobile 3.3.0

And... we're back! After a short hiatus due to moving from Montreal to Toronto, we've just released a new version of Picasa Mobile, 3.3.0 which offers native look and feel for users running Jelly Bean, ICS or Honeycomb.
For Gingerbread and Froyo users, the look and feel remains pretty much the same, except for new menu icons.

We have also fixed some bugs and made the Camera requirements optional. More details coming soon.


  1. I really enjoy this app as it adds much needed functionality that Google doesn't offer.

    One think I would like to suggest you add (which should be easy) is when you are viewing your online photos, provide a pull-down option to get a link to the photo which can be shared. The link I refer to is the top-most one when you are online in Picasa in a browser. In a browser, you have the option to "link to photo" and it generates several links for different purposes (email, embedded, etc.). I would just like Ann easy way to get the email link. Thanks!

    1. Hi Paul,

      If I understand correctly what you are describing, this feature already exists in Picasa Mobile.

      In the web photo thumbnail view, long-press on a thumbnail and from the popup menu that appears, choose either "Share link" or "Copy link".

      Also, you can find the exact same options in the web photo full-screen view - just tap on the Menu button and you'll see them.

      Hope this helps.

  2. How does one go about getting questions answered that are not addressed anywhere? My albums that are created on my phone from my picasa/google account will not completely download into my gallery. I have tried everything I can to change this to no avail ... not sure what to do or where to go, but I'm a little frustrated. I can see them online but only parts of them in my gallery albums. (and, yes, the synch is current) ...
    please help to fix this ...

    1. Regarding the questions about Picasa Mobile: in the main app screen, there is a button titled "About". Tap on that button and then on "Contact us" and you can send an email with your question.

      Regarding the second question: most likely what you see is due to the device's built in sync (which has nothing to do with Picasa Mobile) - I recommend disabling that.

      The intention behind Picasa Mobile is to allow you to view your photos *online*. You can do so in the "Online Albums" section.

      However, if you want to fully download an album to your SD card, in Picasa Mobile, long-press on the album name, then choose "Download" from the popup menu that appears.