Google has released a few new features in Picasa Web Albums.
- More metadata: For those who can’t get enough of the technical side, EXIF metadata view is extended. You can now get over 200 EXIF tags available from your photos including Metering Mode, White Space and Color Balance. From the individual photo page — where you currently view “Photo Information” like Camera, ISO, Aperture and Exposure — click on “full details page” to view this new metadata info.
- PWA now supports https access. Google’s working to make https the default but for now, to access PWA using this secure protocol, type “https” into your browser instead of “http,” so “https://picasaweb.google.com” instead of “http://picasaweb.google.com.”
- Now, you can view images in their full resolution splendor by clicking on the magnifying glass on the photos page. This will bring up your image in a lightbox view, from which you can zoom into the image, up to its full resolution. You’ll need flash to take advantage of this new feature. This works great for panoramas too.