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Picasa for Linux!

Sunil Nair [PersonRank 9]

Friday, May 26, 2006
11 years ago3,691 views

At last! It says so on the Google Labs page, but the link does not seem to be working now. The Picasa homepage also does not show the Linux version.

Another note – seems that that the Google Toolbar for FF has an update when you use Tools>>>Extensions>>>Find Updates.

Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The page works using the Coral Content Distribution Network:

picasa.google.com.nyud.net:809 ...

Also direct links to downloads seem to work:

RPM: dl.google.com/linux/rpm/stable ...
DEB: dl.google.com/linux/deb/pool/n ...
BIN: dl.google.com/linux/standalone ...

justin flavin [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

cool!!! a deb package!

thank you google.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The site works with a US proxy:
freeproxy.us/index.php?q=aHR0c ...

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Excellent! This is great news. Is there a mac version at the moment?

justin flavin [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #


here's another proxy URL for non-USAians...

67.18.35.242/-picasa.google.co ...

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

dpneal: Before today there was only a windows version, so there is no mac version no. I don't expect there to be one though this software is pretty covered by iPhoto in OSX.

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Ok, thanks Sam. BTW how long do you think it will be before we get Picasa 3? It seems ages since Picasa 2 was released. They must be working on version 3.

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

If I remember rightly Picasa 2 was the first one that Google released (but quite a while after the acquisition like with Keyhole) and it was a pretty big step up. It gave improved editing features and better integration with other services.

What do you think you would like to see in version 3?

I cant see a whole lot that needs improving.

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Well I think they could have some kind of online picasa. To rival Flickr. Then you could easily upload your images from your Picasa, and everyone can view them. This online service needs to be completely integrated/merged with blogger and page creator i think

Image recognition like Riya

Greater Integration with GMail

Share pictures with GTalk

Improve the editing tools (they are very good at the moment, but could be improved even more)

Better support for video, plus integration with Google video

I didn't think I'd come up with all that. It is a very good product at the moment. Anyone else got any ideas?

Sunil Nair [PersonRank 9]

11 years ago #

>>> I didn't think I'd come up with all that. It is a very good product at the moment. Anyone else got any ideas? >>>

Yup, all that plus file naming capability too. I mean the "root file" if you get my drift. Right now, only the pic files that are pulled into Picasa bear the names we give them, but only when viewed in in Picasa.

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

>Picasa 2 was the first one that Google released

I remember reading that Google had aquired Picassa, I went to the home page and it said I had to pay for it (Picassa 1 that is). When I went to the site through Google it said it was Free to Google Users! can any one else remember that?

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Online storage would be super. I have Picasa but mostly use Microsoft Picture It! for working with images. a great program.

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Mrrix32: Yes you are right with that. I suppose Picasa 2 was the second version Google release but it was the first release that Google changed at all.

An online service would be awesome. I am sure that GPhotos is coming but I am not sure they will attack it from Picasa's end. I am more inclined to think that they will start a whole new service and then tie them together later (that is the typical Google way).

Interestingly in a TalkCrunch episode the CEO of Riya said that many of their users had wanted an offline client. Now here we are as Picasa users requesting an online client. Google so should have bought Riya.

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