Embedding albums, images and slideshows

You can jazz up your blog or website by embedding a slideshow, album or image. All it takes is a small snippet of HTML that you paste in the source code for your blog or website. Click a link below to expand and see instructions:

Slideshow

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You can embed a Flash slideshow of any web album. It will be automatically updated when you make changes to your album. Follow these steps to embed a slideshow:

  1. On the My Photos page, click your album.
  2. Click Link to this album on the right-hand side.
  3. Click Embed Slideshow.
  4. Choose your slideshow settings, such as image size, captions and autoplay.
  5. Once you've chosen your settings, copy the resulting HTML code (Ctrl-C).
  6. Paste the HTML into the source code for your site (Ctrl-V).

Once the slideshow has been embedded in your site, people who click your slideshow will be taken to view your album in Picasa Web Albums.

An album

When you embed an album in your site, the album cover will display. Viewers who click the cover image will then be taken to view the album in Picasa Web Albums. Follow these steps to embed an album:

  1. On the My Photos page, click your album.
  2. Click Link to this album on the right-hand side.
  3. Copy the HTML (Ctrl-C) in the 'Paste HTML to embed in website' field.
  4. Paste the HTML (Ctrl-V) in the source code for your site.

An image

Follow these steps to embed a Picasa Web Albums image in your site.

  1. On the My Photos page, click your album.
  2. Click the photo that you'd like to embed.
  3. Click Link to this Photo on the right sidebar.
  4. Set the following preferences:
    • Select your preferred image size.
    • Select 'Hide album link' to remove a link to the containing album, which is displayed by default with the image.
    • Select 'Image only (no link)' to get the image URL alone, with no code linking back to Picasa Web Albums.
  5. Copy the HTML (Ctrl-C) in the 'Embed image' field on the right-hand side.
  6. Paste the HTML (Ctrl-V) into the source code for your site.

These options are unavailable for albums set to 'Sign-in required to view'. Remove the sign-in requirement to have access to these options.