Thursday, November 27, 2008

Installing Picasa 3 on Ubuntu


If you have been using Picasa on Ubuntu via Wine, I have good news for you. Google has finally released a Linux version (which is at number 3 right now).

Picasa itself has a nice interface (see screenshot bellow), and even allows you to edit some of the pictures.


I use it for very basic tasks; they include viewing a bulk of pictures (or showing them to someone), uploading multiple pictures at the same time to my web Picasa albums, and now a new feature I like that allows you to upload pictures to your FaceBook account.

Enough talking, let's do some installing:

1- Download and install Picasa:
cd downloads ## or any other source or downloads folder
wget http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/pool/non-free/p/picasa/picasa_3.0-current_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i picasa_3.0-current_i386.deb

2- Now let's setup a button for uploading your pics to FaceBook
picasa picasa://importbutton/?url=http://www.webkinesis.com/fbpicasa/facebook.pbf

You should see the FaceBook button from inside Picasa:


Enjoy!!

Vic.

3 comments:

dnadave said...

Yes, but does your facebook button actually work? Can you successfully push photos from picasa to facebook on linux?

Victor said...

Hi dnadave,

You are correct. Looks like the feature is not supported on Linux as of now. I hope they can fix it soon.

Here's a link of the app for more info:
http://apps.facebook.com/picasauploader/

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