Just as predicted, Google has announced the launch of Picasa Web Albums. It’s one of those limited launches, so it’s first come, first served if you are interested.
At first glance, it looks very slick. Not only can you upload photos and share them for free (up to 250mb’s worth) but other Picasa users can download the images you share. What is really nice is that the web albums pre-fetch the images, so they load amazingly fast.
This is a great new feature for Picasa, and will likely increase my use of it immensely.