Changes in Picasa 3.9.138 / AutoBackup 1.0.26 – August 6, 2014:
– Proper display of Drive storage used when user has unlimited quota.
– Save button in Picasa’s OneUp mode not properly enabled for large (>500 photos) folders/albums.
– Picasa was not properly refining images with pending edits in TwoUp (A|B) mode.
– [Internal] Enhance AutoBackup upload to anticipate changes to API.
– Fixed crash in AutoBackup for Windows that could occur while uploading very large files.
– [Internal] Fixed a problem obtaining the correct version for crash reports.
– Restore Picasa’s automatic conversion to JPEG format on explicit export operations (including email).
– Fix broken video uploads in Picasa (incorrect image format for thumbnails).
– Increase maximum file size from 36MB to 50MB for AutoBackup.
– Fix the Print Contact Sheet utility in Picasa to display Album date, not current date/time.
– Fix Picasa’s Save and Save As… operations were not preserving file extensions correctly.
– Fix Picasa’s text wrapping in some cases which would break on the decimal point of floating point values.
– Prevent the ability to create folders with trailing spaces in their name during Picasa’s Import utility.
– [Internal] Add better diagnostics to logfile for AutoBackup.
– Remove the unused Picasa option to Upload people album thumbnails to Google Contacts.



New features in Picasa 3.9:
• Share to your Google+ circles – If you’ve joined Google+, you can use Picasa 3.9 to share directly to the circles you’ve created in Google+. They’ll see your photos and videos in their Google+ stream. People that don’t use Google+ aren’t left out. They’ll get an email to view your album in Google+, and they don’t have to join to do so.
• Picasa name tags on Google+ – If you’ve joined Google+, you may have noticed that name tags have become more social. With the release of Picasa 3.9, you can now upload and share your name tags on Google+. Note that if you choose not to join Google+, name tags won’t change at all.
• New photo editing effects – Added a plethora of new editing effects like Vignette, Duo-tone, Borders and more.
• Side by side editing – Compare two different photos side by side. Or compare the original and edited versions versions of the same photo simultaneously as you apply edits in Picasa. Learn how to edit side by side.

Changes in Picasa 3.9.140 / Google Photos Backup 1.1.0 – September 3, 2015:
* Re-branding from Google+ Photos to Google Photos
* Disable, for the time being, uploads of face tags.
* Addresses occasional crashes in network operations.
* Addresses occasional crashes in file scanning operations.
* Patches for image handling. We would like to thank Hossein Lotfi, Secunia Research, for helping to identify
* issues in RAW handling.
* Improved throughput and error handling in Google Photos Backup.

Homepage – http://picasa.google.com