Recently (beginning of may) there has been an update and since that moment the slider function of sharpening and focus has changed. It took me a while to find out what happened and I want to share it with you. The slider is working much slower, but in the end (after sharpening) it shows a much more realistic effect on the picture (as you find it in your prints) and not the very pronounced effect as in the former version of Picasa 3. So Google did this on purpose. For the people who hang on the old way to sharpen, Google has build in an ‘easter egg’. Use your shift key while clicking on the sharpen window and everything is as it used to be.