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    Smile How to: install Picasa

    First download the new .deb from: http://picasa.google.com/linux/
    Then dpkg the .deb file or follow their instructions.

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    Re: How to: install Picasa

    I thought it was a native linux app but looks like its under wine. But overall, it looks pretty good.
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    Re: How to: install Picasa

    To make Picasa a native linux app would require redesigning the entire program, wine was a quick fix.

    It's not like they just took the current version of wine though and packaged it all together, I'm sure they customized it so that it works better cause when I ran wine and installed picasa, it was a nightmare.

    Thanks for this thread!

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    Re: How to: install Picasa

    Here is an email talking about how they fixed up wine to run picassa
    http://www.winehq.com/pipermail/wine...ay/047806.html

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    Re: How to: install Picasa

    I've tried Picasa under regular wine and it worked no where as well, they definately did some customizing.

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    Re: How to: install Picasa

    Picasa is most welcome since I couldn't find anything to replace it adequately. Too bad it doesn't support international characters yet, but I guess this will come with next versions.

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    Smile Re: How to: install Picasa

    I didn't see this posted anywhere else on here, so here is how to install Picasaweb:

    From: "dmitriyr...@gmail.com" <dmitriyr...@gmail.com>
    Date: Feb 2, 12:21 am
    Subject: Web-album in picasa for linux
    To: Google-Labs-Picasa-for-Linux


    This original post was NOT mine (and I don't remember where I got it),
    so I'm not trying to take credit for it, but it sure as hell WORKS!

    "
    PICASA 2.5 web-album

    Im using Ubuntu Edgy on i386 and this is what I did to get it working:

    1. I installed Picasa as usual (v2.2 for linux)
    2. I started it up and scanned some folder containing photos
    3. Shut down picasa AND the media detector
    4. Instlled wine (apt-get install wine)
    5. Downloaded picasa 2.5 for windows (wgethttp://dl.google.com/picasa/picasaweb-current-setup.exe)
    6. Installed it using wine (wine picasaweb-current-setup.exe)
    7. When asked if I want to run Picasa, I did so, then I shut down
    picasa AND the media detector (if running)
    7. Moved the old picasa installation (as root):
    cd /opt/picasa/wine/drive_c/Program Files
    mv Picasa2 Picasa22
    8. While in the same dir i copied the new installed Picasa 2.5:
    cp -R home/USERNAME/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Picasa2/ .
    8. Then it just worked... Good luck!
    I had big troubles getting the start up logo disappearing, this is why
    some steps are kind of awkward.
    "

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    Re: How to: install Picasa

    sweet !

    thanks, you just spared me at least 30' of manual uploading. Nice trick.

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    Re: How to: install Picasa 2.7 under 64 bit Ubuntu Fiesty (7.04)

    1. Install official google linux picasa version, forcing architecture from 32bit to 64bit

    sudo su #(or simply log in as root)
    aptitude update
    aptitude -y install ia32-libs ia32-libs-gtk linux32
    wget http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/pool/...820-5_i386.deb
    dpkg -i --force-architecture picasa_2.2.2820-5_i386.deb

    Start Picasa, let it run (need to answer a few Q's on first run), scan a few folders. Shut Picasa down, and the media detector too.


    (normal 32bit install instructions at http://www.google.com/linuxrepositories/apt.html)
    (force example from http://groups.google.com/group/Googl...5805bbef?hl=en)


    2. install wine (or crossover, which is what I used)

    sudo apt-get install wine

    3. install msttcorefonts, (important! otherwise picasa will hang at the splash screen.)

    sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

    (http://appdb.winehq.org/commentview....ThreadId=21197)

    4. download and install windows version, which is 2.7 at the time of this writing, Copy 2.7 directory in place of 2.2.

    wget http://dl.google.com/picasa/picasaweb-current-setup.exe
    wine picasaweb-current-setup.exe

    sudo su
    cd /opt/picasa/wine/drive_c/Program\ Files
    mv Picasa2 Picasa22

    ##
    # for crossover
    # cp -R home/USERNAME/.cxoffice/win98/drive_c/Program\ Files/Picasa2 Picasa2
    # for wine
    cp -R home/USERNAME/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Picasa2 Picasa2

    (adapted from http://groups.google.com/group/Googl...e=source&hl=en)

    5. Now running Picasa from Applications>Graphics>Picasa should start v2.7
    (go to Help>About to confirm).

    ---------------
    The part that had me chasing my tail for the longest (days!) is that without the MS corefonts installed Picasa 2.7 hangs at the splash screen. I don't know if this is the best route, it's just the one which has worked for me. I haven't tried uploading to webalbums or any of the other new features (the only reason I want 2.7 is so that added keywords are embedded in the actual image).
    Last edited by maphew; August 8th, 2007 at 06:55 AM.
    --matt

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    Re: How to: install Picasa

    The above works like a charm with the latest windows version (2.7) of Picasa and wine-0.9.38

    However it might be worth mentioning that a reboot is required to get it working, otherwise Picasa just freezes.

    Thanks again!
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