Google’s Picasa makes “Face movies”

A cool new slide show: Face Movies.

The latest version of Google’s free downloadable photo editing software Picasa adds an intriguing new feature: “Face movies” which creates a video from still photos, aligning the images to the selected face in the photo. “This creates an extremely smooth viewing experience,” Google says, “which allows the person in the photos to remain the focus, rather than the transition effects themselves.”

It’s a cool technique. A demonstration is here.

Google has also added the Picnik online photo editor to Picasa 3.8, and a batch upload function from Picasa to Picasa Web Albums.