Howto: Install Picasa within Ubuntu Gutsy and Hardy Heron!

Here is a very easy way to install Picasa 2.7 Beta in Ubuntu Gutsy....

1. Open Software Sources
Press ALT-F2 and enter:

gksu software-properties-gtk
Download GPG key from here and Click on Authentication Tab and then click import key file, now import the key file.

Now lets add the Repository:
Click Third Party Software and then click "Add" now enter:
deb testing non-free

Once added click ok and refresh Repositories.
Now just click here to install Picasa 2.7 Beta within Firefox

Here is a rundown of the new Features:
  • Upload to Picasa Web Albums
    Use the new "Web Album" button to post your best photos online to share with friends and family.
  • Save edits to disk
    Save edits, undo saves, and revert to the original file with ease. We've got batch saving too! Picasa will even match the jpeg quality of the original. Right-click on your saved files to try the new "locate original" feature.
  • Folder hierarchy views
    Browse through folders Explorer-style. Use the button at the top of your Albums List to try them out.
  • Improvements to Import
    Import into an existing folder- we know you've wanted this feature for a long time! We've made importing photos from your camera faster too.
  • Better RAW support
    Now you can work with RAW files from the Canon 30D, the Nikon D200, Adobe DNG files, and more.
  • Many other enhancements
    Larger thumbnails, better caption editing, ability to configure the row of buttons, special "Starred Photos" album, search by ISO and focal length.
Alternatively you can use the command line:

1. Open your /etc/apt/sources.list file with gedit:

$ sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

2. Add the following line and save file:

deb testing non-free

3. Download GPG key from here and run this command:

$ sudo apt-key add

4. Install Picasa:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install picasa

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