my first serious contribution to the Ubuntu community: How to: install Picasa 2.7 under 64 bit Ubuntu Fiesty (7.04) It’s kind of sad that it is about a non-free app, but after flailing around with F-Spot and Digikam and gthumb, I’ve succumbed to the siren song of a well polished and easy to use UI (with a big push from my wife who needs to share the computer with me).
—————- 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 –force-architecture -i 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
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/picasawe...rent-setup.exe\ wine picasaweb-current-setup.exe\ sudo su\ cd /opt/picasa/wine/drive_c/Program\ Filesmv 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).
————–\ Update 18-Aug-2007: Fixed the dpkg -force line, I’d had the parameters transposed. Thank you Apodaca for the correction.
Correction on the command to install picasa:
dpkg –force-architecture -i picasa_2.2.2820-5_i386.deb
Posted 20 Aug 2007 at 6:28 am ¶
I just bought a new asus computer and it runs on a 64 win app I want to load the latest picasa but cant—can u help??\ does picasa make a 64 win application??
Posted 25 Sep 2009 at 9:03 pm ¶
matt wilkie wrote:
Jim, as far as I know there is not a 64bit version of Picasa. However I have regular Picasa installed at work on 64bit Windows XP, without difficulty.
There is this thread here which reports a workaround by using the Google Updater to install instead of the normal picasa setup.
 http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Picasa/thread?tid=12be71072737a773&hl=en\  http://pack.google.com/intl/en/pack_installer.html?nopers
Posted 27 Sep 2009 at 8:49 pm ¶