Picasa,a free Photo software provided by Google.For linux platform ,version 4 will be released soon but know its beta version picasa 3 is available.Picasa is available for all major version of linux.RPM package is available for Red Hat,fedora,OpenSuse and Mandriva while .deb(debian) package of picasa-3 is available for Ubuntu 10.04 and Debian.After some time the picasa will be available in repository(Synaptic Package Manager) but at this time you can manually download it from the URL provided in the next step,and install it by opening with Gdebi Package Installer.
Installing Picasa in Ubuntu 10.04
step1: First,Download the .deb package(For Ubuntu 10.04 users others see above)from its official website.
Download Picasa for Linux
After clicking on download,a new page will come then select the appropriate package for your computer configuration(i.e for i386 or AMD64).After clicking on the URL an option will come to save the .deb file,click save file.File size is around 30MB.
step2: Now you install the package by using command line OR just open with Gdebi Package Installer(By opening after right click) OR simply double click on the .deb package,then a window will appear,click Install Package.Installation will complete within few seconds.
using Command Line : Run the following command in your ubuntu terminal after moving to its directory(use CD command,learn some basic ubuntu-linux commands)
sudo dpkg -i picasa_3.0-current_i386.deb
After running the command,it may ask you to enter the password(Ubuntu login account),enter the password and proceed.It will finish within moments.
Step3: If you have installed the Picasa successfully on Ubuntu 10.04 then you can access it from Applications->Other->Picasa.That’s All..
Features of Picasa 3
Easy way to organize,edit,view and share your photos.
It has better uploading with Drop Box
you can easily add text or watermarks to photos.
New Retouch tools are added to improve photo quality.
Print your Captions or photo file names.
Easy Upload to picasa web albums.
You can easily control your picasa web album settings.