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F14 Google Picasa

As mentioned by Google,

"Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your computer. Every time you open Picasa, it automatically locates all your pictures (even ones you forgot you had) and sorts them into visual albums organized by date with folder names you will recognize. You can drag and drop to arrange your albums and make labels to create new groups. Picasa makes sure your pictures are always organized."


The newest version of Picasa is in a testing repository. Although there is no 64-bit version, the 32-bit version of Picasa 3 will work with the proper libraries installed and a couple of tweeks. To set it up, open the /etc/yum.repos.d/google.repo file and add the following:

[google32]
name=Google - i386
baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/stable/i386
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
Save and exit. Now install Picasa using yum:
~> sudo yum install picasa
Google installs a version of wine that Fedora does not like, so install the new version and copy it over to the picasa directory:
~> sudo yum install wine-core.i686
~> sudo cp /usr/bin/wine-preloader /opt/google/picasa/3.0/wine/bin/.
Finally, fix an SELinux security setting:
~> sudo setsebool -P wine_mmap_zero_ignore 1
picasa is ready to be launched:
~> picasa &