Thursday, January 27, 2011

Picasa Photo Viewer

Picasa is a great application for managing and editing photos. Unfortunately I does not include the beautiful PicasaPhotoViewer....
There are two ways to get a solution though.

1) Go to and download Picasa 3.8 for Windows. Install with wine.
After you completed the installation, rightclick on a picture file and select Open With Other Application. Choose the box Use a custom command and fill in '/home/username/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Google/Picasa3/Picasa3.exe' including the quotes !
Check Remember this application for "....." files.

2) Download the .deb @ and install PicasaPhotoViewer-1.0.3.deb.
Become root and dpkg -i PicasaPhotoViewer-1.0.3.deb.
To use Photo Viewer inside Gnome follow the same procedure as above, but this time use /usr/bin/PicasaPhotoViewer as a custom command.
Replace splashPPV.png in /opt/google/picasa/3.0/wine/drive_c/Program Files/Google/Picasa3/runtime/ with /opt/google/picasa/3.0/wine/drive_c/Program Files/Google/Picasa3/runtime/splashbk.jpg :
As root :
cd /opt/google/picasa/3.0/wine/drive_c/Program Files/Google/Picasa3/runtime
mv splashPPV.png splashPPV.png~
cp splashbk.jpg splashPPV.png


  1. Thanks for the tips! i haven't tried your way yet, but i have tried it with a demo of Crossover....when the pics come up, it is a light grey background instead of the Windows version in which you can see the desktop behind there a way to do that using your method? thanks!!

  2. With my method, the desktop is visible behind it.....

  3. Thanks a lot, mate! Thats right what I was looking for. I use it on windows and had to have it on my mac too :) Tks a lot again, u made my day!