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Picasa on Ubuntu Linux

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What is Picasa for Linux?

Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your computer. Every time you open Picasa, it automatically locates all your pictures (even ones you forgot you had) and sorts them into visual albums organized by date with folder names you will recognize. You can drag and drop to arrange your albums and make labels to create new groups. Picasa makes sure your pictures are always organized.

Picasa also makes advanced editing simple by putting one-click fixes and powerful effects at your fingertips. And Picasa makes it a snap to share your pictures ? you can email, print photos home, and even post pictures on your own blog (for more detail please visit Picasa Google).

System Requirements

  • Should work on any Linux system with Intel 386-compatible processor, glibc 2.3.2 or greater, and a working X11 display system.
  • Desktop Integration features require a current version of Gnome or KDE.
  • Camera detection and integration requires kernel >= 2.6.13, hal >= 0.56, and gnome-volume-manager or equivalent.
  • Available in English.
Picasa for Linux

Download Picasa

wget http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/pool/non-free/p/picasa/picasa_2.2.2820-5_i386.deb

Installing Picasa

sudo dpkg -i picasa_2.2.2820-5_i386.deb

Starting Picasa

Start Picasa by looking in your Linux distribution’s Graphics menu. If you can’t find it there, give this following command in a terminal window:

picasa

Tips

  • If you use NFS, when Picasa first starts, tell it to scan just your desktop! Otherwise Picasa gets real slow while it scans all your NFS directories!
  • To get Picasa to see pictures on your hard drive, click “File / Add Folder” (NOT “Import”).
  • When adding a folder to Picasa, the default action is to remove the folder from Picasa. You have to actively choose Scan once or Scan always.
  • Picasa is not supported over remote X connections.

When you start Picasa, it instantly goes to work, organizing all the pictures on your hard drive by date in the “Folders on Disk” collection. If Picasa finds folders you don’t want, go into Tools > Folder Manager to tell it which folders to scan once, scan always or remove. To remove individual pictures from your library, simply select a photo and right-click to delete it permanently from your computer or hide it from Picasa.

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