Download Albums From Picasa Web

Posted in Ubuntu HowTo's, Uncategorized by tux4life on February 8, 2009

Recently, one of my friends shared a picasa web album to me.  The photos were good and I wanted to download all the photos in the album to my hard drive.

There is an option in the picasa web interface to download a photo.  But it allows you to download only one photo at a time and so downloading the entire album can be a real pain.

But there is a much easier way of doing this.  You will need Firefox and an addon called DownThemAll.

Here is how to do it.

Install the firefox addon DownThemAll from here.

Go the picasa web albu that you want to download and click on the “RSS” link.  (You will find this link on the right hand side.)

From the page that comes up, right click and select DownThemAll.

Select the “Images” checkbox, choose a download location for the photos and click “Start!”

DownThemAll !!

DownThemAll takes care of the rest.

For all those tech geeks, you also use the Google APIs to achieve the samething.  I am working on developing a perl script for the same.

I am also working on developing a script to download Youtube favourites as MP3 files.  Will post about those once I complete them.

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  1. Vivek said, on February 8, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Dude, you don’t need a fancy firefox installation for this. There is an option in picasaweb itself to download the entire album. 🙂

  2. tux4life said, on February 8, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Oh yeah.. Jus noticed that option.. 😀

  3. Wonder what FF+addons cannot accomplish 😛

    PS: As for the Youtube script, I’d like you to read the Youtube Terms of Use, Clause #5b regarding the use of media that is shared on the site. Vide the same, any usage other than streaming is tantamount to piracy. Of course, channels sharing media that is copyrighted is another issue in itself..


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