I was playing around with Picasa the other day and decided to see what it would take to plug my Photo Gallery Maker gallery into Picasa. Turns out it’s relatively easy. I’ll save the “How does this thing work” post for later. For now, I’ve posted an installer and a zip of the templates. I’ve only tested the installer on Windows 64-bit, so if it doesn’t work you can download the .zip and do a manual install.
You’ll need one of these:
PGMForPicasa0.1.exe – The Installer
PGMForPicasa0.1.zip – a zip of the templates
To Install Manually
Unzip the contents of PGMForPicasa0.1.zip to (by default) “C:\Program Files\Google\Picasa\web\templates“. That’s the default install directory. On my Windows 7 PC it’s actually “C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Picasa3\web\templates”
How To Use It
Here’s how to use the templates in Picasa once you’ve got them installed:
- Select a folder or album
- Go to Folder (or Album)->Export as HTML Page…
- It’ll show you a dialog like this:
- Choose your image size (I may attempt to force a larger export size in a later version), select a destination, and click export.
- Picasa will create an album just like those created by Photo Gallery Maker and you can use it however you like.