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

Selecting file types

To select the file types you want to see in Picasa:

  1. Click Tools > Options (Windows) or Picasa > Preferences (Mac).
  2. Click File Types.
  3. Tick 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
Videos 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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