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#1 2005-07-09 19:14:57

jp_fielding
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Registered: 2004-08-28
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picasa2 under wine/linux

how cool is this.....

installation steps

1)  pacman -S wine
2) wine picasa-setup.exe

wow.. that's it?!?!

video doesn't seem to play yet, but i've only had it installed for about 3 minutes, so i can't quite say anything bad yet.  in general, it looks/feels quite the same.

screenshot0aq.th.jpg

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#2 2005-07-09 19:40:24

scarecrow
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Re: picasa2 under wine/linux

Picasa isn't much better (if any better) than digikam, but since you use Gnome as I see I can understand your exhitement...


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#3 2005-07-09 19:44:01

jp_fielding
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Re: picasa2 under wine/linux

that does look pretty nice.  does it play videos and such as part of the album?

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#4 2005-07-10 07:54:37

scarecrow
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Re: picasa2 under wine/linux

It does play several videofile types, yes... mpeg, mpg, avi, mov and probably more.


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#5 2005-07-10 09:04:46

iphitus
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Re: picasa2 under wine/linux

what's wrong with gthumb?

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#6 2005-07-10 12:25:33

jp_fielding
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Re: picasa2 under wine/linux

i believe gthumb doesn't do movies.  i had my eye on f-spot for a while, but thought that was also an image only viewer. 

i'ld love to hear other options.  feel free to list any you know that can view images and movies together and i'll look through them.  i thought i had already looked, but i did miss digikam.  must have had my gnome blinders on.   

digikam looked neat, on first glance i didn't see an option for movies, i need to go deeper apparently.   thanks scarecrow, that may end up being a better solution if it can do video too.

why picasa...

picasa2 has always been what my wife uses to view photo albums and such. it's rather addictive actually, it shows images, movies and everything as one big album.  but it also has some other neat tools letting upload to your local malmart for printing and such for 1 hour printing, timelines, slideshows, screensavers, photo-dvds... blah, blah, about everything you could think to do with an album (which i'm guessing most don't work under wine). 

there might be other tools worth looking at under linux, but i'm migrating my wife's machine (slowly) to linux.  getting her email to gmail, her browser to firefox. and the last hold out is the ability to view our album nicely.   she likes picasa, and if change can be avoided that's a plus for now. 

my excitement was mostly due to the fact that i hadn't played with wine for a while.  the last time i did, and tried to get diablo ii lod running, it was quite a bit more leg work.  i was amazed at how easy it is now to get something running under wine.  might be due to a nicely packaged wine.  if that's the case, i owe someone a sixpack.

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#7 2005-07-10 13:06:53

jp_fielding
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Re: picasa2 under wine/linux

playing with digikam again, found my movies, it puts them at the end.  but also, seems to have something missing.  if i open it from a terminal, i see this message when it fails rendering a thumb for it

WARNING: KServiceType::offers : servicetype ThumbCreator not found

also, whatever it uses to play the movies appears missing, but no message. 

i don't see any obvious references on their site yet.

any thoughts?

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#8 2005-07-10 16:23:09

Michel
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Registered: 2004-07-31
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Re: picasa2 under wine/linux

Heya,

you can find links to othzer programs on gnomefiles.

There is also:
http://imgseek.python-hosting.com/

greetings,

Michel

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#9 2005-07-10 18:30:03

scarecrow
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Re: picasa2 under wine/linux

About something missing in digikam:
pacman -Sy digikamimageplugins kipi-plugins
(for some obscure reason they are independent oφ digikam, although they aren't used by any other program).


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#10 2005-07-10 18:52:23

neri
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From: Victoria, Canada
Registered: 2003-05-04
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Re: picasa2 under wine/linux

for the gnome/gtk people:
pacman -S gimageview
not as pretty but very functional. plays video,too

-neri

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#11 2005-07-10 19:40:05

jp_fielding
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Re: picasa2 under wine/linux

gimageview seems pretty nice.   playing with it now.  for just stock image/video viewing it seems quite nice.  that may be the simpliest so far.  thanks for all the suggestions, i don't know how i missed digikam and gimage view back when i was looking...

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