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December 4, 2006

Embeddable Slideshow for Picasa Web Albums

If you use Picasa Web Albums and want to make your albums more visible, a good idea would be to include a small slideshow into your site. Unfortunately, Google didn't have time for that, so someone created a small JavaScript code that uses the yet unofficial JSON feeds. You just have to enter the RSS feed of a public album.

Although it's called Picasa Web Albums Widget Creator for Blogger in Beta (that's a really long name), it can be included anywhere. If you want to add it in your Blogger Beta blog as a widget, you just have to click on a button.

{ Via A Consuming Experience. }

4 comments:

  1. Live example:

     

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  2. You can also use Slide.com slideshows. But you are right they should incorporate this in Picasa Album. Thanks.

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  3. Just to let you know, when Picasa Web Albums documented and released their API this week, they changed some things in their json feeds and broke some of the function of the widget. (They standardized and reordered the way certain links are returned in the feed)

    Images still show up, but if you click them they no longer go to the correct album/photo, but rather to an ugly feed url. Teach me to work on something before it's been publicly documented. :-)

    I've updated the widget maker to work with the changes now, but widgets installed before will need to be deleted, remade, and reinstalled. Hopefully now that the API is documented they won't change things again.

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  4. I prefer this script: http://www.c00lstuff.com/embed-picasa-slideshow/picasa.html

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