Wednesday, February 11, 2009

How to install Picasa 3.0 beta in Ubuntu -- Ubuntu Geek

Picasa is free photo software from Google. This version is Linux compatible. Picasa won’t delete your pictures or put them online without your permission. This is a preview of the upcoming release of Picasa 3 for Ubuntu.

Important Note:- This is still in beta version and it might break your System

New Features

  • Improved integration with Picasa Web Albums
  • You can sync your Picasa 3 and Web Albums edits, change your online album settings from Picasa, and delete online albums from Picasa.
  • Better uploading with the upload Drop-box and bandwidth throttling.
  • New Retouch tool to remove unsightly blemishes and improve photo quality.
  • Improved Collage tool lets you have total artistic control over your collage content and layout.
  • Auto red-eye: same results, less work for you.
  • Easily add text or watermarks to your photos.

Linux specific changes / improvements

  • User data are now stored in ~/.google/picasa/.
  • Camera/media detection integrated with Gnome/KDE.
  • Mozilla/Firefox browser integration done via a plugin.
  • picasa:// urls work in Firefox 3.
  • Downloading albums from Picasa Web Albums launches faster.
  • Better Xinerama support.
See full instructions here: How to install Picasa 3.0 beta in Ubuntu -- Ubuntu Geek

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