Google releases Picasa beta for the Mac

Instructors wanting students to do some simple photo management and editing in classes or in their own work have sometimes turned to Picasa, an application from Google.  However, the application has been Windows only, until now.

Google has released a beta of Picasa for the Mac, available at .  It requires Mac OS X version 10.4 or later and an Intel based Macintosh is required.

A blog post at Wired has a quick review of the beta, finding it faster at loading and managing photos than iPhoto, which ships with the Mac.  It’s only missing a few small features when compared with the Windows version, including geotagging.  However, if you’re using an iPhone or other device that geotags photos, it will preserve the geotags for use at a later time in the application.

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