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We have an important update on Picasa and Picasa Web Albums. Learn more

Choose which files to see in Picasa

Select which types of files you want to see in Picasa.

  1. Click Tools > Options (Windows) or Picasa > Preferences (Mac).
  2. Click File Types.
  3. Check the file types for Picasa to detect and display.
  4. Click OK.

File types supported

Photos
  • .jpeg
  • .tif
  • .tiff
  • .bmp
  • .gif (not animated)
  • .psd (Photoshop)
  • .png
  • .tga
Movies and audio

For playback in Picasa

  • .mpg
  • .mod
  • .mmv
  • .tod
  • .wmv
  • .asf
  • .avi
  • .divx
  • .mov
  • .m4v
  • .3gp
  • .3g2
  • .mp4
  • .m2t
  • .m2ts
  • .mts
  • .mkv

For Movie Maker:

  • .avi
  • .asf
  • .wmv
  • .mpg
  • .m2t
  • .mmv
  • .m2ts

Audio (for slideshows and Movie Maker):

  • .wma
  • .mp3

If a video file doesn't play in Windows Media Player or QuickTime, it won't play in Picasa.

RAW format images

Picasa supports RAW formats from these manufacturers:

  • Adobe (.DNG)
  • Canon (.CRW, .CR2)
  • Casio (.RAW)
  • Fuji (.RAF)
  • Hasselblad (.3FR)
  • Kodak (.DCR, .KDC)
  • Leica (.DNG, .RAW)
  • Minolta (.MRW)
  • Nikon (.NEF, .NRW)
  • Olympus (.ORF)
  • Panasonic (.RAW, .RW2)
  • Pentax (.PEF)
  • Ricoh (.DNG)
  • Samsung (.DNG)
  • Sigma (.X3F)
  • Sony (.ARW, .SRF, .SR2)
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