Picasa Photos

 

With the shift from PicasaWeb to Google Photos, Google has killed the capability to display all photos in a single shot for unauthorized users. You could, earlier, display photos for a user in Picasa use the following syntax:

 [gallery type='picasa' user_id='xyz' kind='photo'] 

However, now the above will work only if:

  1. You enable authentication on the website (Photonic → Settings → Picasa → Picasa Settings → Private Photos)
  2. You are actually authorized to view the photos

There is no way to get around this limitation in Google, except to individually display each album.

If you want photos from a specific album you can say:

 [gallery type='picasa' user_id='xyz' album='abc'] 

If the album has authkey protection, you could pass that as well:

 [gallery type='picasa' user_id='xyz' album='abc' authkey='pqr'] 

Here are the photos from one of Kokonad’s albums (authkey protected):

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You can add further constraints such as the number of photos and the number of photos per row:

 [gallery type='picasa' user_id='xyz' album='abc' max_resuts='m' columns='n'] 

This is one of Kokonad’s albums with max_results=10 and layout='random':

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DSC_4219.JPG
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DSC_4221.JPG
DSC_4222.JPG
DSC_4223.JPG
DSC_4224.JPG
DSC_4225.JPG
DSC_4226.JPG
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