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Download an album with Picasa broken?

[Google Picasa]
For some unknown reason, Google's Picasa sometimes looses its external application registration with Firefox. This means that you don't see the "download this album" link when viewing an online album although you already have Picasa installed. I'm not sure if this is a Picasa 2.0 - Firefox 3.0 issue but I think I had the same problem with Firefox 2.0 too.

Searching for this, looks like many people have the same issue with hardly any solution at hand. For this reason I made an easy hack for myself which I thought worth publishing here as well. It is a bookmarklet.

Bookmark the follow link by dragging and dropping it to your bookmark toolbar or right clicking it:
Download with Picasa

Then, browse to the main page of the album you want to download and press this bookmark. You will be prompted to open a file with Picasa which if you accept will download the whole album for you.

If you have the same issue, let me know how this works out for you.

Posted to Programming by pooya at October 2, 2008 11:12 AM

Posted by: Payam at October 3, 2008 09:23 PM

Amazing, thanks Pooya, I had the same problem for a while and just gave up on downloading picasa albums (including yours)! It works pretty well.

Posted by: Tracy at October 14, 2008 04:05 PM


I have another problem when I tried to download the whole album and hope that you can help me with it

I still can see the "download to Picasa" but when I download the album it didn't really download whole album...only downloaded 3 pics from 63 pics in the album for example.
And also not every album I clicked on "download to Picasa" appeared a download window which I could start download from there.It means not every album I can download the whole album...still can down 1 picture at the time ...but you know it is pain

Thank you very much


Posted by: Pouya at December 19, 2008 04:29 AM

عجب کاری بود پسر! مرسی. کلی راحت شدیم رفت ! :)

Posted by: pouria at September 8, 2009 11:18 PM

thanks dude, great job


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