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Picasa gets new Web zoom viewer and more EXIF data

Picasa Web Albums microscope zoom
Picasa Web Albums, the online half of Google's Picasa software/service duo, has received a new zoom viewer that is powered by Adobe's Flash. Clicking on the familiar magnifying glass that sits next to a photo lets you zoom in or out on a rectangular selection. This feature is apparently being called 'microscope zoom', and you absolutely have to have the Flash plug-in installed for it to work, since it won't fall back onto any other technology if you don't.

Also new is a lot more EXIF data being made available on the 'full details page'. There's now more information about white balance, orientation, exposure, color space, brightness, metering, aperture, and whether the flash was used or not.

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