And the best part? Unlike Google+ that annoyingly and automatically started "enhancing" my Blogger photos until I opted out, there is no way to turn this auto adjustment off. I looked at countless forums and everyone is equally annoyed. I think it's time to bite the bullet and just get Lightroom.
In summary, Picasa sucks as an astrophotography image organizer and transfer utility.
|Picasa's auto adjustment of my moon photo. What's the point of spending time calculating and adjusting exposures out in the field if Google is going to just wash over it?|
|iPhoto is an example of an image organizer that doesn't auto enhance your RAW files so they appear closer to how they actually look! What a concept!|
|When your photo looks under-exposed with a lot of black showing (as just about astro photos should), Picasa tries to help you out by auto enhancing your photo and blows out the image beyond recognition.|
|Here is a screenshot of the in-app appearance of the same photo from above in iPhoto.|