Two new things worth mentioning about Picasa.
- Face recognition: now I can put a name to every face in my photo collection. It automatically scans all of them and let's me tag them easily. Every new photo I upload will be automatically tagged. Now I get to search (yes, SEARCH!) for photos of Elvis and the Guru Pitka too. Couple that with my collection of (thousands of) photos, and you get... thousands of "meaningful" photos. Love it!
- Upload photos by email: nothing revolutionary, but new for Picasa. Nice add-on, as I can now send photos straight out from my phone using MMS. Uses the secret key approach, e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Picasa 3: a new desktop client which lets me sync up all my album edits on my desktop (e.g. changing captions) with my web album. Another item taken off the must-have list.