Picasa, All Sorts of Photo Management Goodness
A few days back on Lifehacker, a tip on organizing your photos using a crude system of folders and shortcuts to emulate tagging appeared.
As far as I’m concerned, Picasa is simply unbeatable for photo management. The latest Windows version allows you to view by folder hierarchy or by the default Picasa album view (chronological order).
My biggest wish is that Picasa support a distinction between your photo library and albums of select photos that you can create yourself (somewhat akin to the way iPhoto works, although I found iPhoto too difficult to understand and get working for me).
My biggest complaint is that Picasa on Linux isn’t up-to-date. Being a product of Google Labs, the Linux version lacks Picasa Web Album and Hello integration, as well as the nifty folder hierarchy view.
It’s rather unfortunate that Hello isn’t available on Linux, and thus Linux users are unable to experience the amazing integration between Picasa and Hello. I have been able to install Hello using Wine, but the integration of the two products isn’t there.