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Picasa 2.5 looks about ready for release

zmarties [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, September 14, 2006
16 years ago4,400 views

I you have an old Picasa 2.2 installation, selecting the "view readme online..." from the Help menu takes you to

which is now telling you that you have (auto) updated to a new version of Picasa with Web Albums.

It looks as if Picasa 2.5 which is currently in limited Beta is about to be released to everyone, possibly via automatic update.

More info at

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Let's hope this also comes for Linux.

TonyB [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I am really hoping they do more with Tagging before release. I think it needs a Tag button. Right now, there is not even a menu option for Tags; they can only be applied via a keyboard shortcut. There also needs to be viewable list of Tags, as well as a way to sort for pictures without Tags. Finally, I would like to see Tags with Subcategories.

Overall, 2.5 has been working very well for me. I just would like to see better Tag support, and of course the ability to index drives or CD's/DVD's that get removed and . . . .


zmarties [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

All normal download links from existing Picasa pages still seem to get you an old version, but the 32.91 build is available direct at

TonyB [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

My Picasa 2.5 just auto-updated to 32.94. I'm not sure if this is general release or just for current 2.5 installs:

From the Read Me:

"September 15, 2006
Picasa 2.5, Build 32.94

# This update fixes bugs with saving to disk, uploading to Picasa Web Albums, and with CD burning.
# Thanks for all of your great feedback and bug reports! Let us know if you run into any problems with this update."


zmarties [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Tony, where do you see the read me that you quote from?

The online readme has been updated to 32.94, but does not include any details of bugs fixed.

The only readme I have on my local disk is from Picasa 2.0, and has not been updated by any of the subsequent updates.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Right here:

zmarties [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Ah, I see – the help menu took me through to

and hence to

Surprising that the old beta readme is still being updated – but missed out any mention of build 32.91

zmarties [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Direct from Picasa's Michael Herf:


"32.94 is rolling out to picasaweb users starting tonight, and it has
fixes to this issue. We've fixed a connection issue due to Google Web
Accelerator, added more reliable connection detection, and figured out
some proxy bugs.

If Internet Explorer can see picasaweb, we're really hoping Picasa will
be able to upload to it in this new build. "

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