Roaming Computing System (Windows Edition) 3 - Picasa (from Google)

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Picasa Help Forum

Known Issues with Picasa and Picasa Web Albums

Picasa 3.9 Build 135.80

Variant
Version 3.9 Build 135.80
Download location picasa.google.co.uk
Installed to
Dependencies
WPKG package.xml example page http://wpkg.org/Picasa
AppDeploy page http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail.asp?id=634
Installer
Install format
Installation Instructions
Release Notes http://support.google.com/picasa/bin/picasa.google.com/support/bin/static.py?hl=en&page=release_notes.cs
Changelog http://picasa-readme.blogspot.com/
What's New: http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=93773
Silent Installation and uninstallation /S (supposedly it's case-sensitive)
Manual Configuration
  • Choose to only scan My Documents
  • Accept the file type associations for image files
TWEAK - System Config google-updater-system-config.bat stops the Google Updater service (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\gusvc):
"%PROGRAMFILES%\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService" /UnregServer
TWEAK - User Config picasa-user-config.bat turns off auto update check / nag:
HKCU\Software\Google\Picasa\Picasa2\Preferences\AutoUpgradeCheck="0" REG_DWORD
HKCU\Software\Google\Picasa\Picasa2\Preferences\AutoUpgradeAsk="0" REG_DWORD
Issues Picasa installs into a version-specific directory with a version-specific executable, nothing to be done with it so don't worry.

Picasa 3.6 Build 95.25

Variant
Version 3.6 Build 95.25
Installed to
Dependencies
WPKG package.xml example page http://wpkg.org/Picasa
AppDeploy page http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail.asp?id=634
Installer
Install format
Installation Instructions
Release Notes
Changelog http://picasa-readme.blogspot.com/
What's New: http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=93773
What's Changed: http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=94125
Silent Installation and uninstallation /S (supposedly it's case-sensitive)
Configuration
  • Choose to only scan My Documents
  • Accept the file type associations for image files
  • Turn off automatic updates: Tools → Options → General → Automatic Updates → Don't check for updates. The UI says 'Update Picasa automatically' yet it still asks people if they want it updated.
TWEAK Picasa Media Detector is no longer included with version 3 so no need to stop it with TWEAK any more.
Issues Picasa installs into a version-specific directory with a version-specific executable, nothing to be done with it so don't worry.

Picasa 3.1 build 70.73

Variant
Version Picasa 3.1 build 70.73
Installed to
Dependencies
WPKG package.xml example page http://wpkg.org/Picasa
AppDeploy page http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail.asp?id=634
Installer
Install format
Installation Instructions
Release Notes
Changelog http://picasa-readme.blogspot.com/
What's New: http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=93773
What's Changed: http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=94125
Silent Installation and uninstallation /S (supposedly it's case-sensitive)
Configuration
  • Choose to only scan My Documents
  • Accept the file type associations for image files
  • Turn off automatic updates: Tools → Options → General → Automatic Updates → Don't check for updates. The UI says 'Update Picasa automatically' yet it still asks people if they want it updated.
TWEAK Picasa Media Detector is no longer included with version 3 so no need to stop it with TWEAK any more.
Issues Picasa installs into a version-specific directory with a version-specific executable, nothing to be done with it so don't worry.

Picasa 3.0 build 57.53

Variant
Version 3.0 build 57.53
Installed to
Dependencies
WPKG package.xml example page http://wpkg.org/Picasa
AppDeploy page http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail.asp?id=634
Installer
Install format
Installation Instructions
Release Notes
Changelog http://picasa-readme.blogspot.com/
What's New: http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=93773
What's Changed: http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=94125
Silent Installation and uninstallation /S (supposedly it's case-sensitive)
Configuration
TWEAK Picasa Media Detector is no longer included with version 3 so no need to stop it with TWEAK any more.
Issues Picasa installs into a version-specific directory with a version-specific executable, nothing to be done with it so don't worry.

Picasa 2.7 build 37.49

Variant
Version 2.7 Build 37.49
Installed to
Dependencies
WPKG package.xml example page http://wpkg.org/Picasa
AppDeploy page http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail.asp?id=634
Installer
Install format
Installation Instructions
Release Notes
Changelog http://readme.picasa.com/public/releasenotes.html
Silent Installation and uninstallation /S (supposedly it's case-sensitive)
Configuration
TWEAK Media Detector is started per-user, no longer per-machine. TWEAK 0.9.3 can disable it per-user and per-machine.
Issues Picasa 2 installs to %PROGRAMFILES%\Picasa2. Changing this with installer options causes Picasa to install into repetitive %PROGRAMFILES%\Picasa2\Picasa2\Picasa2\... directories.

Picasa 2.7 build 36.40

Variant
Version 2.7 Build 36.40
Installed to
Dependencies
WPKG package.xml example page http://wpkg.org/Picasa
AppDeploy page http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail.asp?id=634
Installer
Install format
Installation Instructions
Release Notes
Changelog http://readme.picasa.com/public/releasenotes.html
Silent Installation and uninstallation /S (supposedly it's case-sensitive)
Configuration
TWEAK Media Detector is started per-machine. TWEAK can disable it. disable media detector loading on system startup: http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=13532&topic=1142
Picasa 2 installs to %PROGRAMFILES%\Picasa2. Changing this with installer options causes Picasa to install into repetitive %PROGRAMFILES%\Picasa2\Picasa2\Picasa2\... directories.

Picasa 2.5 build 32.94

Variant
Version 2.5 b32.94 September 15, 2006
Installed to
Dependencies
WPKG package.xml example page http://wpkg.org/Picasa
AppDeploy page http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail.asp?id=634
Installer
Install format
Installation Instructions
Release Notes
Changelog http://readme.picasa.com/public/releasenotes.html, http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=53209
Silent Installation and uninstallation /S (supposedly it's case-sensitive)
Configuration
TWEAK Media Detector is started per-machine. TWEAK can disable it. disable media detector loading on system startup: http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=13532&topic=1142
Picasa 2 installs to %PROGRAMFILES%\Picasa2. Changing this with installer options causes Picasa to install into repetitive %PROGRAMFILES%\Picasa2\Picasa2\Picasa2\... directories.