Pic as a Web Albums
The Fast and The Full-Screen
Thursday, June 4, 2009 3:37 PM
As you may have read on the Google Blog today, we just gave Picasa Web Albums a major tune-up — flipping through photos is now a whole lot faster.
You can see for yourself by visiting any album and hitting the arrow keys as you flip through pictures. Better, yet, take your browser full-screen, and fire up a slideshow — if you’ve got a decent broadband connection, you can see our responsiveness at high-resolution by pressing (or holding) the arrow keys.
We’re proud of the fact that we’ve managed to accelerate the photo-viewing experience without compromising on quality — as always, we still dynamically retrieve and display the largest-size photo that’ll fit inside your browser window, up to a whopping 1600px. (Sure beats looking at small, blurry photos.)
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Stuff we read
Strobist / The Big Picture / KenRockell.com
Joe McNally’s blog / DPreview.com / Photoblogs.org
Rob Galbraith.com / Photography Blog / Photo.net
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