Picasa for Linux is a free software download from Google that helps you:
- Locate and organize all the photos on your computer.
- Edit and add effects to your photos with a few simple clicks.
- Share your photos with others through email, prints, and on the web: itâ€™s fast, easy and free.
Every time you open Picasa, it automatically locates all your pictures (even ones you forgot you had) and sorts them into visual albums organized by date with folder names you will recognize. You can drag and drop to arrange your albums and make labels to create new groups. Picasa makes sure your pictures are always organized.
- Should work on any Linux system with Intel 386-compatible processor,
glibc 2.3.2 or greater, and a working X11 display system.
- Desktop Integration features require a current version of Gnome or KDE.
- Camera detection and integration requires kernel 2.6.13, libgphoto2, and gnome-volume-manager or equivalent.
- Downloading from Picasa Web Albums requires a Mozilla-based browser like Firefox.
Picasa has 3 modes for editing pictures. The Basic Fixes, Tuning and Effects. The Basic Fixes allows you to crop, straighten, remove Red Eye, Auto Contrast, Fill Light or automatically have Picasa adjust the photo for you using the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button. The Tuning mode allows you the Fill in the light, adjust Highlights, Shadows and Color Temperatures. The Effects mode allows you to add effects to your photos like Black & White, Sepia, Film Grain, Glow, Soft Focus, Sharpen, Warmify, Tint, Soft Focus to name a few effects.
For RPM based systems
$ sudo rpm -Uvh /tmp/picasa-2.7.3736-15.i386.rpm
For Debian based systems including Ubuntu
$ sudo dpkg -i picasa_2.7.3736-15_i386.deb
Once installation is completed. You will find the Picasa application under “Graphics” menu in Gnome.