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December 3, 2007

Download Picasa Web Albums Without Installing Picasa

Note: this post initially linked to a Greasemonkey script that no longer works, but it now offers an easier solution suggested in the comments.

Unlike other photo sharing sites, Picasa Web Albums offers a way to download an entire album, but that requires Picasa 2.5 or later. If you don't want to install the application or you use Mac or Linux, there are other ways to download a photo album.

For Firefox, you can use DownThemAll, probably the best download manager add-on. After installing the extension and restarting the browser, go to the album you want to download, click on the "RSS" link from the sidebar and you'll get the album's feed. Right-click on the page, select DownThemAll/DownThemAll in the contextual menu, expand the Filters section and check "Images". Don't forget to enter the folder where you want to save the photos.

Update: Read the comments to find a lot of interesting ways to download albums from Picasa Web.

150 comments:

  1. So instead of installing 1 piece of software all you have to do is install 2 packages, restart Firefox, manually add some options to a download dialog box and Presto!, you've downloaded an album without all the fuss.

    Brilliant!

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  2. Excellent news for those of us who use linux!

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  3. Alternatively you can use a small tool I wrote a while back called PicasaWebDownloader. I've been told that it runs under Linux with Mono (Windows users can just go ahead and run it though).

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  4. Couldn't you just install picasa for linux and be done with it... (http://picasa.google.com/linux/)

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  5. Or you could use the Fireuploader firefox extension, http://www.fireuploader.com/
    which allows you to upload and download from Picasa, along with other sites such as Facebook, Youtube, Flickr

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  6. Take a look at www.picasa2html.com

    Also usable service for photo extraction.

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  7. Let's see:
    @Bill: Well, Greasemonkey and DownThemAll are very useful add-ons (they're probably in the top 10 of the best Firefox extensions). They also work cross-platform. What I was trying to say is that Google should let you choose how you want to download the photos and not force you to install an application (even if Picasa is free and easy to use).

    @Tomer Gabel: It's a command line tool, so it would be nice to have an interface closely integrated with the browser.

    @Anonymous: No, Picasa for Linux doesn't support Picasa Web Albums (it was more like an experiment).

    @Matt: Fireuploader is great to upload/download photos from your account, but you can't use it download other public albums.

    @Alex: That's useful if you want to embed thumbnails in a page, not to download the original photos.

    I think a better idea would be to create a service that uses the API and lets you download everything as a ZIP.

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  8. As ionut said, the best way woud be to code a webservice that uses the Picasa Web Albums Data API and lets you download the entire album as a zip, but.... You have to code it!
    The post explains a great combination of usefull (and already coded) add-ons that let you download the entire album, no matter wih OS you are running. This is possible as long as you can install any mozilla browser.

    ;) Peregrino

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  9. I was never one for browser integration, but at the very least it's good to have all the options together in one place...

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  10. What I'm looking for is a program to upload pictures to Picasa Web Albums without using Picasa. (some kind of program like the uploader for Mac)

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  11. All these tools you recomend allow to download the images at their original sizes?

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  12. @Tranquilita:
    Yes, the original size of the photos uploaded to Picasa Web Albums.

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  13. 1) I installed DownThemAll and tried to download an entire Picasa album but what I got weren't the images in their original size. They were smaller.

    2) Tried with Netease and got the same result: smaller images.

    Do I have to make an adjustment in some configuration?

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  14. I don't think so. You probably didn't add the Greasemonkey script or you didn't click on "Init Download Links". You can download the photos at their original size. I've just downloaded 2288×1520 photos from this album.

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  15. To get the full size images, make sure to download from the "links" tab in DownThemAll (with the filter listed above) instead of the "pictures & embedded" tab. I was having the same problem until I did that, now it's downloading the full images without any problems.

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  16. Seems to work perfectly! Thanks.

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  17. Wow you are a genius! Thanks a lot for this! :)

    I'm running Linux Ubuntu and this is just a miracle!

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  18. Is there a way to download ALL ALBUMS at one time instead of one album at a time? I always synced up to Web Albums and need the albums on another computer now.

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  19. Great tool. Even I have Picassa installed on my system but its unable to connect to Web Picassa, so I required to use this tool. Thanks for Post.

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  20. be sure to select the medium size thumb view, i was having problems until i read the greasemonkey script and found that it only works with that view. To be sure, if after pressing the "init download links" the images don't have a "download image" link on them, then the script is failing.

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  21. My name is Bradley Beach, I am
    currently going through college to become a computer programmer. My
    dad has a Mac and I use Picasa to share photo's, he was frustrated
    with not being able to download a whole album at once so I wrote this
    Java app that will do it.

    It has a GUI, and you can select which photo's you would like to download (with thumbnails)

    Here is the link for it on
    download.com:
    Picasa
    Webalbums Assistant on Download.com


    (or just do a search for picasa)
    Here is the link for the home page:
    Picasa
    Webalbums Assistant Home


    It is free, you just need java 5.5 or
    later to run it.

    enjoy!
    -brad
    (picasawebalbumsassistant@gmail.com)

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  22. Bradley Beach, are you a f...g genious, mate!
    God bless your name.
    sell it or at least reive donations
    You have my $5
    Z

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  23. Very good work Bradley! But I have one question - it seems to not download the full resolution versions of the pictures (3008x2000 according to Picasa becomes 1600x1064), am I doing something wrong?!

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  24. So nice BB! Just the tool I needed in my toolbox, thx a lot dude!

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  25. well it seems that I have a bug in my code then!! I never uploaded anything that large so I didn't know it wasn't downloading full resolution... I'll take a look at it. Can't promise anything soon as school has taken enough of a toll on my lack of sleep.

    So no it's not you, ;). I'm glad you all found the program, my e-mail is picasawebalbumsassistant @ gmail . com if you have any questions.

    also if you could please post a review of it on download.com, Having as much feed back as possible will be nice in the future if I plan on using this as part of a scholarship application or something.

    Thank you all! have a great night.

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  26. Great tool Bradley! I have also been writing a little program, using Python Picasa API, with a simple gtk GUI interface. At the moment it let you download albums from a given user with some options. I am preparing a new and improved release in the next days :)
    You can take a look to it too!
    Check PycasaDownload project
    It is nice to know there are alternatives to get photos from Picasa!

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  27. The Greasemonkey script is wonderfull. Thanks.

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  28. Question for BRAD BEACH, regarding the WebAlbum Assistant home:

    This is a great software and exactly what I have been looking for for a long time.

    I have installed it yesterday, but once I want to download a picture I get the following error message:

    "Disk I/O Error"... and then something about me not having the privileges to write on this disk. Of course, the disk is my Desktop and I have full privileges.

    Any clue how to fix this please ?

    Thanks,

    Walter

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  29. If you're familiar with perl, install the "Picasa" package from CPAN, and then you can run this one-liner:

    perl -MPicasa -e "Picasa->new()->get_list_of_photos({'userid'=>'TheUserId','album'=>'TheAlbumName'})"

    And it will download all the photos into a new folder for you

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  30. To BB.
    I have seemingly installed correctly your interface on my mac, however I get stuck in the downloading part.
    Just after I have copied a picasa URL into the appropriate case and clicked on download, it opens a new window first saying "Copying thumbnails" and then, once I have selected which pictures to copy, I click on download. It's been a few minutes that it says "Downloading" but nothing happens, it's still at picture 1 of 81...
    Any hint would help! Thanks for the help and for the application (once I make it work...)
    Co

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  31. It depends on your internet connection and the size of the photo you are trying to download. The program downloads over port 80 (The same as web traffic) so if you can view the web there is no port error. If you are on a slow connection try simply waiting for a while. I didn't program a speed indicator, or how far along it is on the current photo. If you're not getting a network error, or a disk IO error, then it is indeed downloading. Also try checking the download directory while the program is downloading. View the file properties of the incomplete download. Take note of the size of the file. After a little while go back and check it again to see if it has grown larger. I'm working on a new version right now that will give an indication of how far along the download process is for each picture.

    Hope this helps,
    Bradley Beach

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  32. Hi Dave Brondsema, your perl suggestion is very good, Picasa package really rocks!

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  33. The simplest way I've fonud for linux :
    a bash script having no dependancies to any Picasa API.

    http://blue-gnu.biz/content/bash_script_quickly_download_entire_picasaweb_albums

    Thanks to the author Loïc Cerf aka Magic Banana

    Bye. Ben

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  34. That Bash script works great!!
    Thanks for the tip.

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  35. I am currently developing a PicasaWeb viewer/downloader for Mac.
    - shared album
    - your own private album
    - photo search by keyword
    - slide show
    - export the whole album to iphoto

    the catch: $14.99.

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  36. HaHa.

    Google is currently developing a version of picasa for mac.

    The catch?
    free.

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  37. There is a very easy way to download Picasa web albums in mac

    Copy the URL of the RSS feed from your picasaweb album.

    In iPhoto goto>File>Subscribe to Photo Feed<
    Paste the URL

    iPhoto will copy the photos to your mac.

    Courtesy : Posting by Wilnix in
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=7406516

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    1. seriously, thank you SO much for this suggestion. was finally able to download from picasa!

      again, this knowledge is such a gift!

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  38. the last post worked best form me.

    i'm using mac osx 10.4 and want to download a private album from the german site of picassa. the last one worked like a charm!
    the other had some problems.

    tx anonymous :)

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  39. Thanks anonymous. Much easier than all the other suggestions!

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  40. Script works very well for me. If you have already a downloadmanager installed, there's no need to need the one suggested here. I use flashget & flashgot. Thanks.

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  41. Hi,

    This may be slightly late for many of you, but I've found a solution for those of us that do have Picasa installed but can't get the "download album" URL to show up.

    I went to the album page and viewed the source and scanned the script for "Download Album" or "picasa://". The URL in reference to these is basically the URL you need to launch Picasa with as argument to get it to download the album.

    Hope this helps someone!

    Papillon

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  42. is there such a (working) way for webshots too ?

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  43. I used Greasemonkey script and Download manager without problems. Lot of my friends were not so tech-savvy as to install those extensions (or any other software for that matter).

    So I created java applet to download WHOLE album at once. So far there is no option to download only part of album (maybe later).

    If you want to try it out:
    http://picasadl.appspot.com/

    Note: You will have to accept security certificate so that I can save those pictures at your harddrive.

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    1. Problem is that the applet only downloads the images as jpegs. The images in my oicasa albums are bmps so everyone should realize that if their picasa photos are bmps that those bmps will be converted to jpegs during the download process - which of course retards the image. I don't want my bmp picasa images to convert to jpegs so the applet is useless for my purposes.

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  44. Thanks Papillon!!

    That was just the thing i needed!

    Lunainin

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  45. Thanks Papillon! that also worked perfectly for me.

    Julio

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  46. same here papillon! cheers

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  47. New version of picasa webalbums assistant is up on http://code.google.com/p/picasa-webalbums-assistant/downloads/list

    Download.com doesn't have it yet, but it should be up there in a few days.

    The new version number is 0.3.1

    Image size fixed.
    No scroll bar on the albums list fixed.
    Updated UI (should look more like which ever system your on.)

    Thanks for all the support everyone.

    -Bradley Beach

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  48. Hi Bradley!
    THANKS SO MUCH!!!! I was able to download a Picasa Web Album with no problems at all using your script 0.3.1. You are great! Please let me know how to send you a contribution towards your project. All good wishes,
    Ant (Brussels, Belgium)

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  49. Toninu,
    Your welcome. This software is free as in free beer, enjoy!

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  50. Wow, BB...

    I had to migrate an entire web gallery (25 or so albums... each from 50-100 photos) for an organization I'm a member of... wasn't a very appealing process, but, this definitely helped me not die :D

    Thanks!

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  51. Mmmm, seems google already release a new version of picasaweb, this script seems doesn't work anymore.So what about a new version??

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  52. Same here, not working anymore ;'(

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  53. Read the comments to find at least 5 alternate ways to download albums.

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  54. For mac users, the post by anonymous on July 6 at 11:38 is by far the easiest method (http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007/12/download-picasa-web-albums-without.html#c6565528900818142759). No need to download new software, and no messing around in the command prompt. (And this is a different anonymous posting, by the way.)

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  55. Why Google does not put a simple "Download All Pictures" on Picasa instead of making us look for workarounds for it? Come on guys, it would take five minutes of your time!

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  56. this script has stoped working since google have come up with the new picasaweb release. if the script has already been updated to work with the new release then please share the new script.

    i loved this script. but cant use it anymore. :(

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  57. i just want to use the photo folder of gmail but i can t do that and want to install picassa albums without installing picasa how can i ?
    ranjana

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  58. Yeah !! Many thanks to anonymous, the method on MAC with iPhoto works fine. PicasaWebAlbumsAssistant from BB doesn't work with original link (picasaweb.google.fr) but works fine with ".com"

    Thanks at all for your comment.
    Gaëlle

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  59. It seems original method posted here is dead, script doesnot work and download not full size but the thumbnails, some 3-4 months back it worked like a charm for me, trying alternate ways

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  60. @Bradley

    Wow, great tool! Just used it the first time. Very easy to use. Thank you from Switzerland!

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  61. Is there anything that works for Windows XP/Firefox users to download web albums with the new version of Picasa Web?

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  62. Here's an easy solution for anyone... Use the original method but replace step one with: "Click RSS link". Then you have a full list of download links to the original files. Now just use download them all to grab all the JPG files.

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  63. len crockett, what is the original method? Can you please write the instruction step by step? Thanks.

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  64. No need dor greasemonkey or any script

    Step 1: Install DownloadThemAll from http://www.downthemall.net/ , and Restart firefox

    Step 2: When on PicasaWebAlbums Click the RSS link or press the RSS Icon in the Location Bar.

    Step 3: Right click in an empty area of the page and select DownThemAll

    Step 4: Choose a Directory or Folder, then check the JPG filetype box, or type "imgdl=1" in the Fast filtering Box. (Or do Both :-P)

    Then Wait.....

    No need dor greasemonkey or any script

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  65. Downthemall worked without a hitch!
    Great script!

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  66. When it comes to downloading albums (which is what this thread is all about) http://www.downthemall.net/ did nothing useful.

    All I could download was the thumbnails, not the photographs of the album. The only way to download full size photos in an album was individually.

    The RSS tip above did not work, it produced an error message saying no pictures were available.

    If there are ways to download an album they are less than intuitive and not explained in the Help.

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  67. Thanks, Len Crockett, for your great idea. I updated the post.

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  68. check out Gladinet. The beta is currently free for download. You can map the whole Google Picasa Web Albums into Windows as a virtual drive; with each web album appears as local virtual folders. download web album is as simple as drag and drop folders into my new PC. I am now storing hundreds of web albums on picasa and use gladinet to download to my new PCs for backup.

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  69. Thanks. Very useful.
    Downthemall did the work for me in a minute. :)

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  70. Thanks guys that was gr8 help from all of you. downthem all works good.

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  71. RSS + downthem all works good!!!

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  72. Can some one give the step by step directions on using DownloadTemAll? And what is this GreaseMoney Script? Where do i need to go and get this script.

    When i try downloading all i get is the small thumbnail images of 5KB and not the whole 400KB image.

    Help! :-)

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  73. thanks!! great advice, exactly what i needed, and very fast download speed!!

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  74. works like a charm! thanks mate!

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  75. Step by step instructions to download picasa and web album is given in www.wiki-all.blogspot.com

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  76. Nice Article, But there is even better alternative!

    Gladinet can do wonders and mount Picasa storage as a windows network folder. It is that simple!

    Please check our article on Galdinet

    http://open-tube.com/gladinet-mounts-cloud-storage-as-virtual-local-drive/

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  77. thanks a lot boss that really helped.....

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  78. I wrote for my friends a minimal Java application to download a whole Picasa Album, it needs the RSS link of the album and nothing else. I named it Picasa Tiny Downloader http://sourceforge.net/projects/picasadownlder/

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  79. For Mac users, the method provided by anonymous on July 6, 2008 at 11:38 is FOOLPROOF, works every time, and doesn't return any extraneous images -- only the ones that you want, and at their full resolution to boot.

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  80. What is the best free download Picture Editing program? Such as Picasa?
    Ya, i am considering downloading Picasa for editing my pictures and sharing them and whatnot, but where is the best place to get it?

    What other programs do you recommend for my editing? Where can I find it?

    -only interested in free downloads

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  81. Just used Download Them All! with excellent results following [Anonymous said on November 10, 2008 2:45 PM PDT:]'s directions. Super easy--great add-on.

    -Stephen Magill

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  82. tanks a lot.
    ehsan from iran
    very useful program.

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  83. thanks for the post. it helps me.

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  84. Disadvantage of DownThemAll is that it will download the thumbnails.
    Using the java tool mentioned by Vengomatto it will download the original photo's using the RSS feed (see right on the webalbum page). Works great! Thanks

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  85. No, it won't download the thumbnails. DownloadThemAll lets you download the files linked from a page.

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  86. I ended up writing one for myself, uploaded here: http://bit.ly/eh556 . This is free, Windows only though.

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  87. Liamg, thanks -- the program you wrote works great and lets me download all of my public albums in one click! thanks!

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  88. liamg, thanx. Program is nice, but, unfortunately, doesn't save originals =( Cuts all images by 1600 px. Only Bradley Beach's script saves whole photos, but his GUI isn't so simple as yours...

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  89. As i can see it should be updated for new "Google Data API SDK". It couldn't be done manualy - then I replaced dll's with newer ones program died

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  90. None of these solutions seem to work for downloading full-res pics if they're bigger than 1600x1200. liamg's script is broken, as is bradley beach's.

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  91. Did you try the latest version? It should have been fixed in 0.3.1 you can get it here:

    http://picasa-webalbums-assistant.googlecode.com/files/PWA0_3_1.zip

    Cheers,
    -bb

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  92. Bradley Beach' latest version works fine! All images are downloaded at full resolution now. Thanks a lot!

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  93. hello,

    @BB: i'm sure it works fine, but was unable to test it, since there is no exe or similar file. Can't (dont know how to) use jar files.

    @author of PhotoAlbumDownloader: throws nasty error when try to Load Album - could be problem just with my machine, but who knows :)

    tryed this two options first, because don't like to install plugins,... already too much of them, but finally DownThemAll worked fine in first try

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  94. @December 21, 2009 9:04 AM Anonymous

    Make sure you have java 5.0 installed:

    http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml

    Then unzip the "PicasaWebalbumsAssistant_v0_3" file, everything should be in it's own directory(folder). (Mac OSX may do this automatically after it's done downloading)

    Then you should just be able to double click on the "PicasaWebalbumsAssistant.jar" file and it will start up.

    email me at picasawebalbumsassistant@gmail.comif you need more help.

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    1. It's great!!!
      Thank you very much

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  95. Hello Bradley

    would you mind sharing your code for webalbumbAssistant? It will help me in writing some thing similar for our apps and embedding in my .net applications.

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  96. @ Anonymous on December 30, 2009 6:06 AM PDT:

    It's a java .jar file. You can uncompress it and extract the source code.

    The other option is to read the java client library api, just do a google search for "picasa webalbums api"

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  97. Bradley,
    Very nice little app. Very helpful, thank you. Any chance you could add an upload feature? If you could upload a folder of photos directly to a picasaweb album, it would help with backups.
    Thanks,
    Paul

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  98. @ paul fedorys

    Yes it's possible to add an upload feature, I'm not sure when I'd get around to it. If you send me an email, I can let you know if/when it's available.

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  99. I wrote a Ruby script for downloading all the photos in Picasa Web Albums. It downloads the original photos, not 1600x1200 thumbnails.

    You can read about my script at http://blog.costan.us/2010/01/automated-backup-for-picasa-web-albums.html

    I hope this helps!

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  100. If you don't want to download any programs or add-ons and you want to send the actual photo files, the best way to download an entire album is to export it as an HTML page. Just follow these steps:

    1) select the album you want to export
    2) select all the pictures in the album (easiest way is to click on the first picture, then holding down the shift key, click on the last picture in the album)
    3) Right click on the album (in the left panel) and select "Export as HTML Page"
    4) In the new dialogue box, under the option "Export Pictures at," select "original Size." Note the folder where you are exporting the pictures (you can change it if you want) and click the "Select" button.
    5) Go to the folder where you exported the pictures. Inside that folder, there will be a folder called pictures (or something similar -- I can't remember exactly right now). Those are all the photos in the album. You're finished!

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  101. I did come up with a perl script that does this too. That was back in 2008 but it still works now with iPhoto’09.

    http://code.google.com/p/getpicasaalbum/
    http://sites.google.com/site/getpicasaalbum/home

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  102. why not try the new online tool:
    http://picasawebutility.appspot.com

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  103. You can use this one: http://picasadownloader.blogspot.com/

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  104. you may also want to try the fuse-based google filesystem, goofs: http://code.google.com/p/goofs/ This works with Linux and Mac through macfuse. It allows you to view all your picasa albums, docs, contacts, etc via the filesystem and updates on the filesystem sync back to google.

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  105. What I've just used is a combination of Firefox and Live HTTP headers extension, since I had it already installed.

    Instructions would be:

    * Start capturing live headers (you might want to add a filter like: IMG_.*.JPG$
    * Start slide show in Firefox, while capturing headers
    * Now you've captured all the links to 'smaller' version if images that you can easily edit further and use wget or any download manager to download the list of links
    * Note: To download the largest images you need to tweak captured URLs by removing the 'size' modifier, ie:

    In below links, remove "/s1152" and "s720", which correspond to the size:
    http://lh6.ggpht.com/_xpI8/S8sUI/AIC4/DuRUM/s1152/IMG_2645.JPG
    http://lh6.ggpht.com/_xpI8/S8sUI/AIC4/DuRUM/s720/IMG_2645.JPG


    PS: great to know I'm not alone with the same issue :)

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  106. how about download all image from my blogspot, i can use this image to create in other platform like joomla, thanks

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  107. http://code.google.com/p/pycasa-download/

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  108. Go Bradley Beach! Yay! Awesome program!

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  109. @Mr. JBee, your app won't even launch once installed...
    "Could not find the main class com/sunshinebox/picasa/album/laoder/Starter."

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  110. This is more work than it needs to be. Let's see there's Picasa for Windows/Mac/Linux so why do we need to do this? I think more people should manage their photo's with Picasa however just having it installed as a download helper of sorts is also just as easy as installing a plugin. My thoughts anyway. To each is own.

    On the other hand for any anti change or Picasa users out there, it is a simple workaround but I wouldn't call it a solution. I've seen plenty of plugins disappear over the years and have a feeling there will be an extension designed specifically for "Picasa Web Albums" in Google Chrome soon enough.

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  111. @Bradley: Your app works great. Appreciations from here :)
    I had a public album with 800+ photos. The app downloaded 25 photos from a location where I didn't have my Picasa computer with me.

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  112. Cant download the photos with original size using the RSS feed and DownThemAll. :(

    Please suggest a way to download photos with original resolution.

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  113. Picasa Webalbums Assistant by Bradley Beach works wonders, best solution I found so far: no installation required, a couple of clicks and it downloads the entire album (or just the pics of your choice), ... in original size!!.

    @Bradley Beach: many thanks man, you rock!

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  114. BB, you are the man!

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  115. Bradley Beach, I hope you graduated from college, because your program worked flawlessly! Thanks!

    Tom M.

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  116. BB your software is still working like a charm.. Awesome work..

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  117. download them all only downloaded the thumbnails....

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  118. I wrote a simple bash script (for Linux users). It does not work with Picasa API, it just gets http links from web pages and downloads all albums.

    I uploaded the script here and here:
    http://www.4shared.com/get/SdvbjBvS/picasa-get.html
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/bhslfo

    best regards,
    Boris Ulasevich

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  119. Can submit all my pictures to the web ?

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  120. CAN ANYONE TELL ME IF IT IS POSSABLE WITH THIS PROGRAM. TO DOWNLOAD LP'S ALBUMS FROM THE OLD DAYS TO A C.D???? PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH THE ANSWER. ALSO WHAT I NEED TO DO TO DOWNLOAD IT.
    THANK YOU, KACHINA321@AOL.COM OR THIS E MAIL WILL WORK ALSO......

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  121. I have published a slightly different method that allows for the true full size photos over an resolution of 1200x1600 pixels to be downloaded. My method also removes the disabled download permissions from any album or photo. It does not include installing other software or running a script. You can read about this method here:

    http://technolux.blogspot.com/2011/01/download-full-size-picasa-web-albums.html

    I hope this helps everyone to download all the albums and photos on Picasaweb without any restrictions on the resolution and regardless of download permissions.

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  122. Hi, I write a python scrip to get the original pictures from picasaweb.

    Check this.
    http://cychong.wordpress.com/2011/03/24/download-original-pictures-from-the-picasaweb/

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  123. Hi BB:

    Question for you: When I open the app I have 3 options: Get Users Public albums, Get photos from invitation URL and Exit. My situation is bit different. I have about 20 albums uploaded on to picasa using my gmail id but they are private. Now i need to download them and burn on to a CD. I do not want them to make it public. How do I download all albums at once... Thanks.

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  124. I started a small project with an aim to replace Picasa native sync. It is a java application so run cross platform.

    Project page: http://code.google.com/p/picasa-sync/

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  125. I just used a modification of technolux method, using only shell commands grep, awk and wget:
    - save the rss feed in a txt format with your browser (file.txt from now on)
    - $ grep googleuser file.txt > tmp.txt
    - $ awk '{ sub(//,"" ); print }' tmp.txt > list.txt
    - $ for f in `cat list.txt`; do wget "$f"; done

    that's it

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  126. Thanks very much to the previous anonymous poster. I was having problems downloading the full size photos with the prior methods.

    I made a couple of minor changes to those instructions which allowed the download of the full size photos from an album:

    - view rss feed in browser
    - add &imgdl=1 to URL and refresh browser (links are now URLs to full size photos)
    - save the rss feed in a txt format with your browser (file.txt from now on)
    - $ grep googleuser file.txt > tmp.txt
    - $ awk '{ gsub(/<|>/,"" ); print }' tmp.txt > list.txt
    - $ for f in `cat list.txt`; do wget "$f"; done

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  127. thx, man, you save my 'life' :)

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  128. [LINK UPDATED]
    I have published a slightly different method that allows for the true full size photos over an resolution of 1200x1600 pixels to be downloaded. My method also removes the disabled download permissions from any album or photo. It does not include installing other software or running a script. You can read about this method here:

    Download Original PicasaWeb Photos & Albums Without Installing Picasa


    I hope this helps everyone to download all the albums and photos on Picasaweb without any restrictions on the resolution and regardless of download permissions.

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  129. dude.. !!!! excellent and fantastic.. i fucking installed the picasa software using Wine in ubuntu.. was not able to connect to the picasa from firefox or chrome.. thus was not able to download any albums.. thanks for the blog buddy .. u rock!!!

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  130. If you are using firefox it is quite easy. Just go to the album on the actual site and view that particular picture then while it is still in view mode, go to tools on the ff menu bar >> page information option >> Media. You will see a list of all media files on the page. Click on each til u see your picture which will appear as it is in view mode then click 'save as' to download it.

    The simplest way possible.

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  131. Well go to the album on the actual site and view that particular picture then while it is still in view mode, go to tools on the ff menu bar >> page information option >> Media. You will see a list of all media files on the page. Click on each til u see your picture which will appear as it is in view mode then click 'save as' to download it.

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  132. outstanding...this works very fine

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  133. thanks...

    greate share. and still work :D

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  134. You may also use the Google Data Export function.

    Just log in and then go to

    https://www.google.com/takeout/?pli=1#custom:picasa

    --> this will download all your pics as ZIP Archive. Agreed, this is not a perfect solution but works everywhere.

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    1. This is the REAL way to go. Easy. Fast. Thanks.

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  135. And, to solve the issue:

    When you use your Google+ profile instead directly login into Picasa, and go to "Fotos" and enter an Album, there is an entry "Download Album" under "More".

    You get an ZIP archive containing all the pictures of the current folder.

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    1. I'm getting a "Network Error" at 9.6MB downloaded and I'm unable to progress from that point...any ideas? I've tried several times with the same result.

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  136. this is great to know. thanks for the post. makes backing up with another option, picasa is messy software anyway

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  137. You can user this online tool:
    http://www.sharontools.com/tools/Downloader/

    Dave

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