OK, so we have a new Linux release from the team working at Google's Picasa. Let's see what's new. Well, Picasa 2.7 for Linux comes with almost the same
features as Picasa 2.7 for Linux with a few Linux-only features. Before mentioning them, I must warn you that it's only a beta, so don't be too disappointed after running it. Getting back to the improvements, Picasa 2.7 for Linux comes with the popular 'Upload to Picasa Web Albums' features, which enable the users to upload their photos in their PWA account in a matter of seconds (depending on their Internet connection). The "Import" features has been well improved and it is now able to import pictures from your camera faster than anytime before.
"Better RAW support - Now you can work with RAW files from the Canon 30D, the Nikon D200, Adobe DNG files, and more," another change mentioned in the 2.7 release notes reads. Beside all these improvements, Picasa 2.7 for Linux comes with several minor improvements, such as larger thumbnails and "better caption editing".
Enough with the juicy things, let's proceed to the not-so-enjoyable matters (a.k.a. glitches that may exist in the 2.7 beta release). First of all, it looks like Picasa 2.7 for Linux is not compatible with Compiz or Beryl, so in order to use Picasa without difficulties, you're advised to disable the two applications. As I said, this is only a beta, so let's hope the final release will come with full support for our favorite 3D window manager.
"The system tray does not close with loss of focus (if you bring up the media detector menu, you have to either start picasa or stop the media detector to get the menu to go away)," a note to the reported glitch published on the new release page reads.
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