Picasa 3 from Google. Includes synchronization with Picasa Web Albums, improved touch-ups, watermarks, better file management and a redesigned UI.

Application Details:

Version: 3.0
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.14

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

all of the main features

What does not

the features in the known bugs

: What are the known issues/bugs in Picasa for Linux?

  • The system tray does not close with loss of focus. If you bring up the media detector menu, you have to either start picasa or stop the media detector to get the menu to go away.
  • This version of Picasa for Linux does not support movie files.
  • Picasa notices don't stay on a given desktop. Picasa pops up notices to let you know it's found new photos or has added photos to its library. These notices come on the current desktop; some users would rather they stayed on the same desktop that Picasa itself was on.
  • Music playback during slideshow doesn't work.
  • If you have a remote home directory, the performance may be poor. Picasa uses many small files in the ~/.picasa directory, and if the home directory is slow, then Picasa will be slow. Picasa will warn you if it detects your home directory is on NFS. To work around this, you can create the directory /var/opt/picasa with permissions 1777, and Picasa will use a subdirectory of that instead of ~/.picasa. See the comments in /opt/picasa/bin/wrapper.
  • A few print providers (namely Photobox) do not work correctly.
  • On multi-monitor displays, some interface elements do not display correctly. We currently do not have full Xinerama support.
  • The the BlogThis! Blogger window, palette selector is truncated. You can’t change colors of text while posting to your blog.
  • The the BlogThis! Blogger window, URL check availability feature reports 'checking availability...' forever.
  • In the BlogThis! Blogger window, CreateLink and SpellCheck buttons are not functioning.
  • Running Picasa with SELinux enabled may cause problems. We recommend you look for ways to temporarily disable SELinux


What was not tested

almost all features were tested

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Admin note: rating changed to conform to the rating definitions.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 15 20111.3.14Yes Yes NoSilverShawn Vega 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny"Oct 07 20081.1.5Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 28 20081.1.5Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 07 20081.1.4Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
4123 Picasa: "Open with..." menu item grayed out. NEW View

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