Just because I’ve had to work it out, I’ve got Picassa all installed in Linux Mint 16 (no mean feat as you probably know). Now I need to be able to get to the Network share that has the pictures on it.
sudo mount -t cifs //<ServerName>/<ShareName> /mnt/<MountName> –verbose -o user=<WindowsUserName>
That obviously mounts the network share to somewhere that Linux can see it (in the above case /mnt/<MountName>), so if we ls /mnt/<MountName> we will get the list of files/folders back.
OK, so lets get it so that Picassa/Wine can get to it easily.
ln -s /mnt/<MountName> /<FolderName>
That will create a symbolic link to the mnt folder, (obviously use something Windows can ‘see’ not <FolderName>) and then launch Picassa, tools, monitor folders, and set it to the pictures folder.