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Sunday, 7 June 2015

Picasa Albums - How to download a photo to your Blog.

Location: Newcastle, NSW. Australia. Newcastle NSW, Australia

Today, someone asked, on Blogger Help Forum, ... "How do you add/insert a photo from Picasa into a Blogger post?"

The Picture Upload Wizard does a wonderful job in giving you the options of uploading a photo from a number of sources - one of which is Picasa Albums.

It's as simple as choosing the Album your picture is in, then selecting that picture, and letting the Wizard do the rest.


Friday, 5 June 2015

Picasa Albums - Some May NOT be Albums.

I love Picasa - not ! Still using the modern vernacular, I love having problems - not ! Picasa supplies me with challenges, every time.

Today I opened Picasa for the first time in years, in relation to question about Picasa, from the Blogger Forum. I noticed there was, what I presumed to be an album, called 'Instant Upload', which I have never heard of. One of the troubles with Picasa, I believe, is the fact that they access your computer and copy all photos, of whatever nature, and put it in Albums. You have to be aware of this and make sure you check the Visibility ! Anyway, I tried to delete this orphan album. Couldn't. No way. This is what happened ...

The resultant Google - 500 Internal Server Error was a surprise, too. I wonder why I got that. Oh, well, sometimes we mere mortals are lucky there are people like Tim Fisher, and his 'About Tech' website. So, is it a fault with Google, or a Driver on my computer? Another problem caused by Picasa, Google or both. Or, was it the 'album'?

see also: Picasa Albums - Changing the Viewing/Sharing Options.


Picasa Albums - Changing the Viewing/Sharing Options

Location: Newcastle, NSW. Australia. Newcastle NSW, Australia

Today, there was an interesting question in the Blogger Forum about Picasa ...

Picasa is really tricky. They don't make things easy by their page design - at least for the novice blogger, or the veteran blogger, in this case. Also, beware the missing photo/images from your blog when you make albums 'Private', or 'Only You' visibility. By default, your images are visible to 'Anyone with the link', but not in Picasa Albums, or in the Google+ Photos profile. Only in your blogs. So, think about it, carefully.

What you have to do is :-

  • 1. Select (Click on) the Photo Album you want to change the Visibilty of.
  • 2. Click on any photo
  • 3. Select 'Album Properties' from the available options.
  • 4. Look at the bottom of the next pop-up and see in the lower left, the Visibilty Options drop-down menu.
  • 5. Make your selection.
  • 6. A warning pop-up will appear. Click OK, if you agree.
  • 7. 'Save Changes'.
  • 8. Note the little icon at the bottom of the Album on your 'Home' screen, has changed. Hover your mouse over it.

I've tried to present the above steps in photo form, for you.

If there's an easier way to do it, or an alternative way, I don't know it.