Yes, this is the worst thing google could made with picasaweb. Instead of making it faster, they made it slower (all that stoopid flash animations... simple html can show it 100x times faster!)
There is nothing more irritating than a flash, i first wait 5 seconds until it starts in pc, then until it loads its photo in memory, then again for stoopid transition - why they did that?
Picasa is not what it used to be, at least they fixed fullscreen view of images (i could not close it, only page reload worked.)
However i still use picasa for managing photos, although with never version they removed few choices of exporting images and left only two - which is not enough. I want to be able to export in resolution i want!
But this wont help, i will get my feedback to google, they listen sometimes, and i reccomend you guys do the same.
I'm new to DSLR's, so please be patient and take my opinions with reserve. Thank you : ) Yes, i am Canon man. Google + My picasa photos My 500px album
Canon 60D + 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 IS, Canon 70-200 F2.8L
IS II, Canon 430EXII, polarizing filter 72mm,
Canon AT-1, 50mm FD F1.8