Saturday, March 23, 2013

Embed a Slideshow from Picasa Web / Google Plus

One of the great features of Picasa Web was that you could embed a Flash slideshow of your albums. Google would even give you the code to do it.  There was a button that said Embed and it would give you the code. Just cut and paste and you were done.

With the migration to Google Plus Photos, this disappeared.

Here's a work around.

Use the following link to get back to the original PicasaWeb site.

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/myphotos?noredirect=1

Hopefully the embed button makes a re-appearance, or Google leaves the old page up forever.

*******UPDATE*******
One of the commenters below posted this website.

http://www.slidemypics.com/

It seems to work pretty good!

28 comments:

  1. Many Thanks Mike,
    I was getting upset with Picasa G+ that does not have the Embed functionality anymore ;-))
    N.

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  2. Any update on this topic....I NEED the ability to still embed slideshows on websites using Google plus w/o having to find the "secret" link?

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  3. Thank you so much! I cannot tell you how many hours of my life were wasted trying to figure this out. WHY did they make this so difficult with their "update"?!?!?

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  4. Thanks a ton !!
    I hope GOOGLE realizes the amount of angst and inconvenience they are causing.

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  5. Thank you so much. Really freaked me out they forced G+ on us & when I went to put pics & slideshows on my website, I couldn't find the html tagging. Not sure why the took that info off, really uncool.

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  6. Thank you so much for this hint. I was so frustrated when the slideshow ability went away. I do hope they will think about bringing it back. Again, thanks!

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  7. Thank you for posting!

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  8. Thank you! I am very happy getting back the old picasa-overview

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  9. Thank you. This really helped. I don't know why this was taken away. This may be a deal breaker if it doesn't get installed in the newer Picasa or I will change to Flicker (If slideshows are available) or some one else.Thanks again for the work around.

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  10. Really appreciate this link, it helps a lot! Now how do I upload pictures to that album from Picasa? It keeps uploading them to the Google Plus site where I can't get to it. Thanks for any advice!

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  11. Thanks, I wonder what purpose Google sees in frustrating people by eliminating popular functions like the code to embed a slide show.
    REM

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  12. huuu.. very sad...go to https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/myphotos?noredirect=1 then problem loading page appeared... what can i do??

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  13. google don't realise the angst they cause, maybe they are not human, they just prefaced a Chopin Mazurka with 30 seconds of shrieks and electronic suffering for me on You tube so I can well believe they can cause angst here as well....

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  14. Has Google changed things again? I embedded shows into my web site and they worked at the end of 2013, now they are again gone.
    REM

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    1. Mine still work. Althought I notice that it takes around 3-5 seconds for them to start displaying now.

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  15. I did like the embed function web albums, but I prefer to use slidemypics.com since it is not a flash player and will work on mobile devices. It can link directly to your picasa web albums!

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  16. slidemypics is nice, but no apparent randomizer. will keep on looking

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  17. The slide display is nice. I think that would be a good idea for educational blogs. it would work well on travel blogs as well. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  18. The picasa slideshow embedded in my google site works well for PC but not mobile device. Neither does the video. What do you suggest?

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    1. Google slideshow uses Adobe Flash. Flash, for the most part, does not work on Mobile devices.

      Use slidemypics I referenced above, it's 100% HTML5, so it will work on EVERYTHING.

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  19. An awesome way to embed Picasa and Google Plus photos - try the Pimax plugin
    http://www.codehandling.com/2013/04/pimax-10-show-all-picasag-albums-and.html

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