Good news for Picasa fans – Google have launched the first version of the photo software for mobile devices. Like the desktop version, it conveniently groups together all your images – including wallpapers – into easy to navigate groups. You can also click ‘My Favorites’ from the main screen to connect to the internet and see the latest photo albums that your contacts have posted to Picasa Web Albums and leave comments.
Google say there’s no messing around with resizing either – all images are automatically re-sized for your device’s screen so that they download quickly. There’s also a built-in search that lets you retrieve any photo you’ve posted online, find photos posted by your friends or simply just have fun exploring other people’s photos. Note that you’ll need a phone with a web browser and WAP plan to access the service.
Initial impressions seem very good and LetsGoDigital have an interesting review highlighting the convenient blogging function that allows those using Blogger to post photos directly from their phone. Google Blogoscoped meanwhile takes a more in-depth look at the mapping functions it offers allowing you to link photos to locations.