Embedding a Google Photos Slideshow / Web Album

Google Photos, AKA Picasaweb, tied to the wonderful Picasa photo editor/manager, allows you to retrieve snippets of html for use as embeddable slideshows. To use them on a wiki page, you need only insert the Google-provided html (get it from your album's webpage) within an [html] block, as shown below.



Blah, blah, blah.

[html]

<embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" 
src="http://picasaweb.google.com/s/c/bin/slideshow.swf" 
width="400" height="267" flashvars="host=picasaweb.google.com
&RGB=0x000000&feed=http%3A%2F%2F
picasaweb.google.com%2Fdata%2Ffeed%2Fapi%2Fuser%2Fwww.centenary.edu%2F
albumid%2F5005492327537993489%3Fkind%3Dphoto%26alt%3Drss" 
pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"></embed>

[/html]

More blah, blah, blah.

Blah, blah, blah.

More blah, blah, blah.

Notes

  • Naturally, the "blah, blah, blah" in the example is not required. It's merely there to illustrate that you can have any normal wiki content before and after the [html]...[/html] construct.

  • Make sure that your slideshow is marked as "public" within Picasaweb (you can set this attribute when you upload the your web gallery/slideshow photos from Picasa software or the Picasa iPhoto plugin.

  • You can use a very similar method to embed YouTube videos (or any other Flash content)

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