If you haven't downloaded and installed Picasa 2, follow these directions: Open your Web browser (Internet Explorer, for example). In the browser's Address box, type [www.picasa.com] to go to the Picasa 2 home page.You can also reach this page by visiting Google ([www.google.com]), clicking the More link, and then clicking the Picasa Photo Organizer icon.[View full size image] In the dialog box that appears, you'll be asked whether you want to run or save the file (the Picasa installation program) you're about to download. Click the Save button.[View full size image] In the Save As dialog box, select a disk location in which to save the file and then click Save. (Select an easy-to-find location, such as the Desktop.)[View full size image] As the file downloads to your computer, you can watch its progress in this dialog box. When the download finishes, close the dialog box (if it doesn't close by itself).[View full size image][View full size image][View full size image]
The Picasa 2 Setup wizard appears, open to the License Agreement screen. Click I Agree to continue. On the Choose Install Location screen, specify the hard disk folder in which to install Picasa. To accept the proposed (default) folder, click Install.[View full size image] On this final screen, click check boxes to set any desired options and then click Finish.[View full size image]Create Shortcut on Desktop.
Add a Picasa 2 icon to the Desktop.Add Shortcut to QuickLaunch.
Add a Picasa 2 launch icon to the right of the Start button.Show System Tray Icon at Startup.
Automatically load Picasa 2 and display its icon in the System Tray (right side of the taskbar) at every startup.