Project Description

This application lets you download multiple Picasa web albums of a selected Picasa user with only a few clicks and without Picasa being installed.

* Enter the Picasa Username,
* Hit the List button,
* Select albums to download,
* Hit Download,
* Take some Coffee!

Some hidden gems:

  • Right-Click an album for an album preview. This preview can be stored on disk and contains direct links to the thumbnails.
  • Ctrl-Click the download button to download at images at the maximum resolution.
  • Left-Click the album count (bottom right) to open a download directory.
  • Right-Click the album count (bottom right) to select a download directory.
  • PicasaDownloader can access more then 10k albums of a single user.
  • PicasaDownloader can translate itself.
  • Paste or drop a link of a shared album containing an authkey in the userid edit box.

Please note: The signing issues have been solved and the Click-Once installer works again like it should.

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The repository has recently been converted from TFS to GIT.
I’m not a big fan of forking and specifically creating repository copies at GitHub (as the sources end-up all over the place and in various states of decay). So please do not fork.
If you want to contribute, please post or mail changes for review.

New Release:

  • Set version to v1.0.25.
  • Corrected install location.
  • Fixed preview for shared albums.
  • Fixed one more DateTime typecast.
  • Disabled debug output.
  • Corrected install location Swiss.
  • Changes PicasaEntry and PicasaAlbumEntry to a class.
  • Added support for shared albums where the url contains a  authkey query parameter.
      These url’s can be pasted (or dropped) in  the userid edit field.
      The supported format is:<usedid>/<abumname>?authuser=0&authkey=<authkey>&feat=directlink
      where the authuser and feat parameters are ignored.

Previous Releases:

Some Reviews:


  • Main Window:


  • Preview in Internet Explorer:

PicasaDownloader Album Preview

  • Translation Dialog:

Translation Dialog

Setup Dialog:


Some reviews(surprisingly fast after only a couple of days):

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Last edited Jan 15 at 9:37 AM by wvd_vegt, version 86