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Picasa 3.0 (build 57.4402) for Linux
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Mike Walsh

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PostPosted: Thu 23 Aug 2018, 20:40    Post subject:  Picasa 3.0 (build 57.4402) for Linux
Subject description: The forerunner to Google Photos....

Evening, all.

Picasa 3.0 for Linux

For anyone who might fancy having a play with the forerunner to the current Google Photos, I've d/l'd the .deb for this, and converted it to an SFS. It runs via its own built-in version of WINE; it's essentially the Windows .exe running in a self-contained.WINE environment.

It's probably been posted on here before anyway.....but here's a new 're-pack' for y'all:-


....including all sorts of nifty editing features. (Plus a Menu Entry, which, strangely enough, is MIA from the .deb package).


Mike. Wink

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PostPosted: Wed 29 Aug 2018, 20:52    Post subject: Exporting Photos with Picasa 2018  

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the rebuilt version of Picasa. It's given me another reason to tease my wife. She recently purchased a Windows 10 computer. Picasa, her favorite program, has serious problems under Windows 10 and after a pretty exhaustive search I can't find any free Windows program which could do what Picasa could: provide both photo-management and simple photo editing. Maybe Shotcut, but she wouldn't let me try it after I installed a half dozen contenders, she tried them, found them wanting, and uninstalled them.

The work-around I suggest here, http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=807758#807758 no longer works. The best advice I've found for uploading photos is https://sites.google.com/site/picasaresources/Home/Picasa-FAQ/google-photos-1/how-to/how-to-upload-photos#TOC-Upload-for-Picasa3-users

The problem seems to be that the sign-in url is dead; and the "sign up" option which used to provide access to google-photos no longer does.

I find it hard to believe that google hard-coded those URLs, but I couldn't find any editable file which provides them. Maybe someone who actually knows what to look for can?

This seems to be another case of a big corporation operating with a "one track mindset" "throwing the baby out with the bathwater". It had a solid product with picasa, albeit it fudged when creating the "Linux" version [=Wine + xp version]*. But google now wants everyone to upload to google repos. So, it killed picasa.


* wonder if picasa could be modified: deleting its version of wine (reducing its footprint) and linked to whatever version of wine you may otherwise be running.
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