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How To Embed A Picasa Photo Slideshow Into Your (ActiveRain) Blog

How To Embed A Picasa Photo Slideshow Into Your Blog

Thanks to another inspirational comment by Jane Peters on my blog post "Coconut Grove - Milpitas, CA (Santa Clara County, California)" I decided to write this tutorial on how to embed a Picasa Photo Slideshow into your (ActiveRain) blog:

Once you login or sign up for Picasa, create or select a photo album that will contain all of the photos you wish to display on the slideshow, then upload all of your photos into that photo album.

1. After you click on the photo album from the "My Photos" page (or click on "View All" if you're looking at a photo), this is the page that will appear, where you see all photos in the photo album. Click on "Link to this album" in the right column to display the drop-down links.

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2. Click on "Embed Slideshow" and the pop-up window shown below will appear. Select your slideshow size (note: Extra large 600px works good for AR blogs) and decide whether you want to show or hide the photo captions during the slideshow, as well as if you want the slideshow to autoplay or if you would rather viewers click play to view it. Now, copy the code you see in the yellow box and paste it into the "Entry" section of your ActiveRain blog...just be sure you are in HTML mode and not WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) mode.

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Comment balloon 22 commentsBob & Leilani Souza • November 01 2009 09:27PM

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thanks for the informative post! I'm going to give this a whirl, and see if I can get this figured out (with your blog to walk me through it, I'm sure it will be a snap!)

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 9 years ago

Well thank you, Leilani.  You really do know all this stuff don't you.  I have bookmarked it for future use.  I had wanted to put the Halloween photos in - well maybe I can go back and try it.  let's see.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) over 9 years ago

Thank you, Lelani.  Go look at my Halloween post. I did it.  The hard part was figuring out Picasa.  Thanks again.  You are a gem.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) over 9 years ago

Glad to help, Ruth...I'm sure you'll do fine! :)

You're welcome, Jane! I'm off to look at your Halloween post now. :)

Leilani

Posted by Bob & Leilani Souza, Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments (Souza Realty 916.408.5500) over 9 years ago

Great tutorial Leilani - you make it look easy! Appreciate you sharing this here :)

Debi

Posted by Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours ( Real Estate Showcase Photography) over 9 years ago

Leilani, Thanks for sharing. You're always something practical and cutting edge!

Posted by Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain (Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain) over 9 years ago

Leilani - Love this.  I'm bookmarking it to try out on my new listings.  It just appears to make things stand out if you can give an extra visual.  Thanks.

Posted by Susan Brown (Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too)) over 9 years ago

Bob and Leilani - Congratulations!  This blog has been featured in the "Photos" group!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 9 years ago

Thank you for stopping by, Debbie...glad you found my tutorial to be simple! :)

Steve, I appreciate your compliment! :)

I do like viewing slideshows myself, Susan, so I think it would be nice to incorporate them into listings...and I like the autostart feature "only" because there is no sound! :)

Wow, THANK YOU for the feature, Myrl! I hope it inspires "Photos" group members to try embedding some slideshows in the future! :)

Leilani

P.S. Just an FYI...iPhone users CANNOT view Picasa slideshows because they are in Flash format.

Posted by Bob & Leilani Souza, Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments (Souza Realty 916.408.5500) over 9 years ago

Hello Bob and Leilani,

Thank you for the wonderful tutorial contribution to our group. Here is  the html code for you to use in any Photo Blog for the group. A a member of the ActiveRain Photo Blogger Group, you are entitled to use the logo in your posts as well as in the blog sidebar. Debi and I have some wonderful things planned for this group and we so appreciate your active participation.

<p><a href="http://activerain.com/groups/ActiveRainPhotoBlogger" title="ActiveRain Photo Blogger Group " target="_blank"><img src="/image_store/uploads/6/0/7/1/1/ar125720730011706.jpg" height="142" alt="" width="150" style="margin: 15px;" /></a></p>

 

Let me if for some reason you have any difficulty with this loading.

Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) over 9 years ago

Wow!  Great information!  Post is being bookmarked for later use. 

Posted by Irene Tron over 9 years ago

Bob and Leilani, thanks.  I have been wondering about those slide shows for a long time.  And Picasa has been sitting on my computer, not being used.  Now I know what to do with it!!  And thanks, William Johnson ... I DID IT.  I embedded your html code for the logo.  And this time I saved my blog in draft form, and it worked. 

Posted by Sallie Williams, REALTOR - MBA, Baton Rouge (Keller Williams Realty RED STICK PARTNERS) over 9 years ago

Learning something new everyday.  Isn't technology overwhelming sometime.  Thanks for the easy to follow instructions.

I'll be trying it out real soon!

 

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Posted by Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY (B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com)) over 9 years ago

William, thanks so much for the logo...I just uploaded it to my blog post...WOO-HOO!!! :)

Thanks, Irene...I look forward to seeing your upcoming slideshows! :)

Sallie, I'm SO GLAD my blog post finally helped you use Picasa and its slideshow feature! :)

As always, Erby, I'm glad you found my tutorial easy to follow! :)

Leilani

Posted by Bob & Leilani Souza, Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments (Souza Realty 916.408.5500) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the tips.  I do use Picasa but haven't used it for a slideshow in my blog before.  I've been using Slideshare.  I must give this a try.

Posted by Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate (RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage) over 9 years ago

You're welcome, Jenny! :)

Leilani

Posted by Bob & Leilani Souza, Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments (Souza Realty 916.408.5500) over 9 years ago

Great tutorial.  I uploaded my album and made my first slide show: http://activerain.com/blogsview/1319201/the-power-of-azaleas  It looks like the collage feature and others will be very helpful with scrapbooking too.  Thanks.

Posted by Sallie Williams, REALTOR - MBA, Baton Rouge (Keller Williams Realty RED STICK PARTNERS) over 9 years ago

Very informative!  I like the idea.  I'm going to use it.  I haven't used Picasa, but I've seen it.  Is there a charge?

Posted by Jill Schmidt over 9 years ago

Very informative!  I like the idea.  I'm going to use it.  I haven't used Picasa, but I've seen it.  Is there a charge?

Posted by Jill Schmidt over 9 years ago

Sallie, that was a beautiful azalea slideshow! :)

Jill, there is no charge to use Picasa...so go for it! :)

Leilani

Posted by Bob & Leilani Souza, Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments (Souza Realty 916.408.5500) over 9 years ago

Great information!  Thanks for sharing it with us!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) over 9 years ago

You're welcome, Tony & Darcy! :)

Leilani

Posted by Bob & Leilani Souza, Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments (Souza Realty 916.408.5500) over 9 years ago

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