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.


<embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" 
width="400" height="267" flashvars="host=picasaweb.google.com


More blah, blah, blah.

Blah, blah, blah.

More blah, blah, blah.


  • 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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