Install Picasa on Ubuntu 12.04

Picasa is an image organizer and image viewer for organizing and editing digital photos, plus an integrated photo-sharing website.It’s easy to install picasa on windows,but we need install picasa in linux through Wine.Below steps will show you how to install Picasa 3.9 on ubuntu 12.04 precise.

1.Open a terminal by pressing Ctl+Alt+t or search terminal in Dash ,then install wine and winetricks using below command

sudo apt-get install wine winetricks

2.Download picasa 3.9 from google use below command

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

3.Install picasa 3.9 via wine use below command

wine ~/picasa39-setup.exe

4.Install IE6 via winetricks

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine sh winetricks -q ie6

5.Done,You launch Picasa 3.9 by searching picasa in Dash now

 

Updated 18/Sept. 2012 :   For 64 bit Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install wine winetricks
cd ~/ && wget http://dl.google.com/picasa/picasa39-setup.exe
WINEARCH=win32 winecfg
wine ~/picasa39-setup.exe
WINEARCH=win32 winetricks -q ie6

53 thoughts on “Install Picasa on Ubuntu 12.04

  1. Jim McFadden

    I followed the instructions, per above, but did not install IE6. I am wondering if this would somehow break the install, not allowing the Picture viewer portion of Picasa to funcution, the editing interface works without issue. I am unable to configure the picture viewer to be the default image viewer, and it is not listed in the “open with” options. Ubuntu 12.04, Wine 1.4, Picasa 3.9.

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  2. Szilvi

    Hi,
    I would like to know what is the reason for the 4th step: “Install IE6 via winetricks”
    What does it do with picasa?
    Szilvi

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  4. Horst

    Everything worked….but finally the login screen cannot be accessed, even though the fields appear……

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  5. Joel

    Noo

    This did not work:
    WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine sh winetricks -q ie6

    Where do i get ie6?!
    I found ie8!
    No ie6 9n winetrix appmenu….

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      1. sreekanth

        I get the following error:

        Executing w_do_call ie6
        Executing load_ie6
        ——————————————————
        This package does not work on a 64-bit installation
        ——————————————————
        Any work arounds?

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        1. Admin Post author

          Hi,

          Would you PL try :

          WINEARCH=win64 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine sh winetricks -q ie6

          It would be appreciate if you can let us know if this work

          Thanks,

          Reply
          1. Mikko Pervilä

            pervila@vox13:~$ WINEARCH=win64
            pervila@vox13:~$ winetricks -q ie6
            Executing w_do_call ie6
            Executing load_ie6
            ——————————————————
            This package does not work on a 64-bit installation
            ——————————————————

  6. Jackie

    Great tutorial!!! thanks a lot ….I could follow very very simply. and i’m really not an expert in this .. I had to take out the sh in the last command though, don’t know why. but I realized, and I did , and it worked great… thanks again..

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  7. David

    Does not work on 64 bit

    david@hp-desktop ~ $ winetricks ie6
    Executing w_do_call ie6
    Executing load_ie6
    ——————————————————
    This package does not work on a 64-bit installation
    ——————————————————

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  8. sid

    I would be nice, but doesn’t work for me, saying – sh: 0: Can’t open winetricks
    Any suggestion?? Thanks a lot!
    (I have used WINEARCH=win64 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine sh winetricks -q ie6 – when win32 did not work od my 64bit system)

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  9. mahendra sundesha

    I followed the instructions, per above, but did not install .msg shuld be sudo password.i dont know for sudo password pleas help..

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  10. kraks

    mahendra log in as root user….
    First user that you made during installation, has root privileges using the “sudo” command, and your own password.Try this and i hope it solve your problems.
    Sudo is great but dont log in and work usualy like sudo user.dont give others sudo privilegies.Here is tutorial how to change su pasword.Remember it.
    step1. Open the bash terminal.

    ubuntuuser@ubuntuuser-desktop:~$

    step2. Type the command ” sudo passwd root ” without “”.First it will ask for the user password.Enter your current-user session password and and hit enter.

    ubuntuuser@ubuntuuser-desktop:~$ sudo passwd root

    [sudo] password for ubuntuuser:
    step3. Then it will ask for new password.Enter a new password twice.This is the password you will use this in future for logging as root.

    Enter new UNIX password:

    Retype new UNIX password:

    passwd: password updated successfully

    ubuntuuser@ubuntuuser-desktop:~$

    step4. To check whether it is working or not just logout fr0m the current session.At login prompt,choose other as a user account.Next, in the place of username write root and the password you just defined in the above step.

    step5. that’s all..I hope your work is done.

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  11. Zakia

    Its asking [sudo] password for comp n i dnt knw that password..also its not letting me type anythng in password…wat should i do?

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  13. Nick

    I could not get the final “WINEARCH” step to complete, and still Picasa 3.9 launched successfully and currently works without fault. Thanks.

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  14. Loticat

    What’s the interest in installing picasa through wine instead of installing it directly on linux??

    I followed the tutorial and it worked, but how do I do to uninstall everything?

    Thanks! :-)

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  15. sree

    works pretty well.thank you! if you are looking to download your albums from picasa on the web, you can use the download albums option from installed picasa.

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  16. Steve

    Interesting problem here.

    Got through the issues with 64 bit, got through installing ie6.

    Now Picasa, Configuration, and Uninstall appear in Mint menu, but clicking on any of them results in a popup box with : File Not Found.

    Running Mint 14 Mate 1.4

    The link in the menu for Picasa is listed as:
    env WINEPREFIX=”/home/steve/.wine” wine
    C:\\windows\\command\\start.exe /Unix
    /home/steve/.wine/dosdevices/c:/users/Public/Start\
    Menu/Programs/Picasa\ 3/Picasa\ 3.lnk

    Anyone have any clues? Would be greatly appreciated.

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  17. Tom

    I get the following statement after the first step┌─────────────────┤ Configuring ttf-mscorefonts-installer ├─────────────────┐
    │ │
    │ TrueType core fonts for the Web EULA

    │ END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR MICROSOFT SOFTWARE

    │ IMPORTANT-READ CAREFULLY: This Microsoft End-User License Agreement
    │ (“EULA”) is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or a
    │ single entity) and Microsoft Corporation for the Microsoft software
    │ accompanying this EULA, which includes computer software and may include
    │ associated media, printed materials, and “on-line” or electronic
    │ documentation (“SOFTWARE PRODUCT” or “SOFTWARE”). By exercising your
    │ rights to make and use copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, you agree to be
    │ bound by the terms of this EULA. If you do not agree to the terms of
    │ this EULA, you may not use the SOFTWARE PRODUCT.



    │ the screen is not actionable.

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    1. amit

      Use the Tab key to move from one element (e.g., button, text box) to the next. Use Shift+Tab to move in reverse.
      Use Spacebar to “click” the selected button.
      Use Enter to click the default button (or currently selected button, if there is no default).
      You can move up and down in a textbox with the arrow keys, and with Page Up and Page Down. If that doesn’t work, press Tab until the text box you want to navigate in is selected.
      If you’ve accidentally said you don’t agree to the EULA, and you want a chance to review it again and agree, you can reinstall ttf-mscorefonts-installer, purging its global configuration files:

      sudo apt-get –purge –reinstall ttf-mscorefonts-installer

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  19. Mameg

    when i type command wine ~/picasa39-setup.exe
    then would displayed some error like this;
    The program ‘wine’ is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
    apt-get install wine1.4-i386

    so i have type that solution about, apt-get install wine1.4-i386
    displayed error again like this;
    Err http://id.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/universe fonts-horai-umefont all 434-1
    403 Forbidden [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://id.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/f/fonts-horai-umefont/fonts-horai-umefont_434-1_all.deb 403 Forbidden [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with –fix-missing?

    so i try to type apt-get update like that suggestion,
    then displayed like this;
    W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/dl.google.com_linux_chrome_deb_dists_stable_main_binary-i386_Packages)
    W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems

    i so confused, ;(
    please tell me the solution to mahamega.m@gmail.com

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  20. dallco

    1) Install the old linux version. picasa3.deb

    2) Follow this guide to step 3 No IE 6 install!

    3) Copy the new install over the old install

    sudo cp -r ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Google/Picasa3/* /opt/google/picasa/3.0/wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Google/Picasa3/

    4) enjoy the help/about message picasa 3.9.0 for linux

    5) Remove all the wine stuff from yr pc. Yes picasa works after that! With email and sign in.

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    1. solispedro

      Greetings! Where can I get picasa deb package because the old download link was taken down by google … (a fine example of the arbitrariness of Google …) All pages refer to the link from google, so I can not find the file deb picasa. Thank you. Solispedro

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  21. solispedro

    Greetings! Where can I get picasa deb package because the old download link was taken down by google … (a fine example of the arbitrariness of Google …) All pages refer to the link from google, so I can not find the file deb picasa. Thank you. Solispedro

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    1. Numan

      Yes indeed it is a smoother alternative!
      However, I had the following errors when tried the above:

      $ WINEARCH=win32 winecfg
      wine: created the configuration directory ‘/home//.wine’
      p11-kit: couldn’t load module: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
      p11-kit: couldn’t load module: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
      fixme:storage:create_storagefile Storage share mode not implemented.
      err:mscoree:LoadLibraryShim error reading registry key for installroot
      err:mscoree:LoadLibraryShim error reading registry key for installroot
      err:mscoree:LoadLibraryShim error reading registry key for installroot
      err:mscoree:LoadLibraryShim error reading registry key for installroot
      err:mscoree:LoadLibraryShim error reading registry key for installroot
      err:mscoree:LoadLibraryShim error reading registry key for installroot
      fixme:iphlpapi:NotifyAddrChange (Handle 0xebe8cc, overlapped 0xebe8b0): stub
      p11-kit: couldn’t load module: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
      wine: configuration in ‘/home/numan/.wine’ has been updated.
      p11-kit: couldn’t load module: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

      After this stage I found your post which was really delight :)

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    2. jc

      Fantastic!
      Worked great on Xubuntu 12.04!

      In order to get Picasa to read in old database files you may have (from a previous mac / windows version), the database files must be named “Picasa.ini” — “.picasa.ini” will not work. Here is a bash one-line command that will rename all occurrences:

      IFS=$’\n’;for F in $(find . -name .picasa.ini);do mv -v -n “${F}” “${F%.picasa.ini}Picasa.ini”;done

      You must cd into the folder containing all of your images, then run the command.
      It will not override any existing Picasa.ini and will tell you every file that was renamed.
      If you want to be extra safe, thn replace “mv -v -n”

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      1. jc

        Last line should read:
        If you want to be extra safe, then replace “mv -v -n” with “cp -v”.

        This will “copy” the database to the new file name rather than renaming, but really should not be necessary.

        After you have all files as Picasa.ini, you need to force Picasa linux to refresh by removing / re-adding the folders using its “Folder manager”.

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  22. Raja Murugesan

    Hi,
    I foolowed the above steps. But @ 3rd step, while installing picasa via wine, getting error message stating that “No command ‘wine’ found, did you mean:
    Command ‘wipe’ from package ‘wipe’ (universe)
    Command ‘win’ from package ‘wily’ (universe)
    Command ‘wing’ from package ‘wing’ (universe)
    Command ‘xine’ from package ‘xine-ui’ (universe)
    wine: command not found”. Plz help me to install picasa in ubuntu.
    Thanks in Advance.
    Raja

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  23. mICOL

    Hi!
    I have a problem with Picasa in Ubuntu!!! I cancel some photos on Picasa .. but the photos are not in the trash! I can’t find them anymore!!!! Please help me…I cancel one photo really important.. it was a mistake!

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