Install Google Picasa on Ubuntu 11.04/11.10/12.04/12.10

Overview

Google has discontinued picasa for linux, quiet disheartening for people like me who use ubuntu and picasa. So the only way left is to run picasa executable using crossover or wine. This post will help you setup picasa using wine.

Install Google Picasa on Ubuntu 11.04/11.10/12.04/12.10

Install wine package using apt.


$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install wine winetricks

Download the picasa setup, the latest is 3.9


$ cd ~
$ wget http://dl.google.com/picasa/picasa39-setup.exe

Configure wine


$ WINEARCH=win32 winecfg

Properties windows will popup click on OK

Install Internet Explorer 7, it is required for you to sign in to google account and sync your pictures.


$ WINEARCH=win32 winetricks -q ie7

Now run the installer with wine.


$ cd ~
$ wine picasa39-setup.exe

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