Google released a free update for SketchUp 8, that contains (among a great many other things) fixes for for raster image export at high resolutions on Windows, and for the dreaded Shadow Bug.
Here's an overly-dramatic video that shows the Shadow Bug fix in living color.
The newest version of SketchUp 8 (free and Pro) is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Traditional Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese. Stay tuned for Russian, Dutch and Simplified Chinese; they're coming soon.
There's lots of other good bug fixes in M1, and it is both free and recommended for all users. Here's how to make sure you have the latest version of SketchUp 8:
- Windows: Choose Help > Check for Update
- Mac: Choose SketchUp > Check Web for Update