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Announcing the release of Picasa 2.7 for Linux

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 6:04 PM

Posted by Dan Kegel and Lei Zhang, Software Engineers

It's not quite Godot, or even Duke Nukem Forever, but the long wait for Picasa 2.7 for Linux is finally over.

If you're still using Picasa 2.2 for your Linux machine, you'll want to update to get all the 2.7 goodness, including web album upload and download, folder hierarchy views, better raw support, localization in many languages, and more. Check out the download page for a full list of improvements and known issues. If you have questions after installing, please visit the FAQ or support forum.

For those interested in the open source aspect of Picasa 2.7: we did contribute a few dozen Wine patches to support Picasa 2.7, mainly to improve Wine's support for non-English languages, but also to fix a number of bugs.

Thanks to all the Linux users who helped test the beta version!