I Can’t Get to my Picasa Web Albums!

slideshowI’ve written several articles in this PicasaTutorials website about the transition we are undergoing between Picasa Web Albums and Google Plus Photos.  Although Google + Photos has added many new features and is quite impressive these days, there is one feature it still lacks and that is the ability to embed a slideshow of your pictures into your blog post or website.

This previous post tells you how to use the Picasa Web Albums interface to embed a slideshow, but the problem is that when you try to go to www.PicasaWeb.Google.com (the address for your Picasa Web Albums,) you are automatically redirected to Google + Photos.  And, there is no command for embed slideshow anywhere to be found.

If you look carefully at your Google+ Photos screen, you will see a message to “Click here to go back to Picasa Web Albums.”  It does exactly what it says and deposits you at the Picasa Web Albums interface to all your pictures.  There you will find the ‘”Embed Slideshow” link as directed in this previous article.

If you don’t see that yellow box with the link, then try adding the no redirect option to your Picasa Web Album URL.  Just click here:


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Chris is a teacher. Although she comes as close to an expert as possible in many areas of computer usage, she can still remember what it's like not to know these things! That means she can communicate with students in a way that teaches and doesn't demean. She really enjoys teaching one-on-one and for groups of people, but she reaches a worldwide audience with her tutorial videos on the GeeksOnTour.com website. She currently travels the country in an RV with her husband, Jim. As Geeks on Tour, they present computer seminars at RV rallies, computer clubs, and Senior Centers all over the US.

16 thoughts on “I Can’t Get to my Picasa Web Albums!”

  1. “Not on my google + photos. ” I wish, but have tried every setting, No message to go back.

    If you look carefully at your Google+ Photos screen, you will see a message to “Click here to go back to Picasa Web Albums.” It does exactly what it says and deposits you at the Picasa Web Albums interface to all your pictures. There you will find the ‘”Embed Slideshow” link as directed in this previous article.

    Love your site. Just saw your Skype session at the Computer Technology Comf. in Arizona.


    1. Hey Bob – try Fritz’s suggestion and go to picasaweb.google.com/?noredirect=1
      Realize you must be logged into your google account before entering that url.

      good to hear from someone at that Picasa seminar via Skype. We’re still working on perfecting the delivery over Skype. We will be doing more of them.


  2. Hi Chris,
    I haven’t found a way to embed an image either from Google +. Not very helpful when I’m doing my blog posts. Do you think they’ll add these features?


    1. Hey Diane!
      First of all – when you’re using Blogger, just select the insert image option of Picasa Web Albums – that’s the same as Google+ Photos – it will take you right there. To embed in other web-pages, I right-cick on the fullsize image in Google+ photos and find an option to copy image URL.
      Did Jim tell you we’re headed your way in May?


      1. Hello, I trying desperately to fix a problem. I use Picasa Web Albums to make slideshows that I add to my blog. It started with the NOV. 1-Golina slideshow on the right side of my blog. Now when I make an album I keep getting a Redirecting this album” signal and my album doesn’t show up in Picasa. I’ve read several explanations for this but how do I make a one time change in Picasa or Google so it doesn’t keep happening. I would very much appreciate a step by step procedurę to fix this. It’s frustrating when my readers tell me they can’t view the slideshow but I can on my computer. I don’t use Google+, only Google Chrome, IE11 or Firefox. Please answer this.
        Thank you,
        David Piekarczyk


  3. I am trying so hard to locate my pictures that were saved on an album my friend Rebecca Anne Reeves about 5-6 months ago, and she saved them on picasa web album. I am not sure if she did it publicly or not.. I really need these pictures.. My name is Shannon Vigil or under Shannon Stager. Please help.. I do not know how to find them. Her response was she cannot locate the url any longer. Thank you


  4. The main thing to use to get back to PicasaWeb is the 21 digit number.

    This URL … https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/110942387986527021652/albums

    Can become this URL…


    I just copy the number and past it at the end of the picasaweb.google.com URL. I use PW in the classroom with a bunch of students and prefer the PW link.

    My question is how I can get the embedded slide show to work on Android, iPhone and iPad? I just redid a website embedding a PicasWeb album for a club with the monthly contest winners, and it was working perfect until I pulled it up on a phone. PLUG IN NOT SUPPORTED!!!! ARGH!!!

    Is there another way???

    Here is the site…


  5. Every time I upload an album from my Picasa folder to the Web Album site and then hit view online, I get ” Sorry, that page not found “. Where the heck are my newest uploads? Panic


  6. Picasa and Google have turned in to a nightmare. I use to be able to upload photos from my phone to them but not it uploads and I have no way of finding them. Lost photos. Oh shit!


  7. Hi Everyone,

    I have all the problems mentioned above and plus I am unable to order prints from Picasa anymore. The “order print” function does not respond. Any advise? Thanks.. Lana

    P.S. I used to really like Picasa. It is not the same anymore. Tried Google +, did not like it. Went back to Picasa. It did became a total frustration.


  8. Please help !!
    Since the picasa upgrade I have lot all my old album. Even I was paying extra money for more space. I have not chages my account details. But none of my old albums are there


  9. Purchased a panasonic sa btt465 cinema system which has picasa on the network. Everything is linked though the hub and it says it is connected. When login in to picasa using my Gmail username and Gmail password I keep getting the message authentication failure, any ideas?


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