Picasa Downloader is free software that lets you download Picasa Albums from other users.
With Picasa Downloader all you require is the user id of a Picasa user and using that user id; you can download all the albums of that particular user which are shared publicly. It’s a good tool when you want to save time by downloading all the albums at once instead of browsing each album one by one.
Why I really like Picasa Downloader is because, it is not just a simple downloader, its more. It lets you preview the albums (before downloading) by opening them in your browser and also set download location for the photos.
I have tested Picasa Downloader in Windows 7 and it worked well for me. I was able to download different albums very easily from different users. Below I have posted an image in which you can see Picasa Downloader working with all the albums listed in a neat way.
How To Download Picasa Albums:
Picasa Downloader is very simple to use. The user interface is also neat and offers you to download the albums by using the user id of any Picasa user.
In order to download the photo albums you can write in the user id and then click on List. You will have all the albums (of that particular user id) listed in a neat way along with the album title, date updated, number of photos.
If you want to change the location of the saved albums then you can select that under the setup option. You also have the option to change the preview appearance by selecting the colors in the setup option. Below I have posted a screenshot of my browser in which you can see the preview of some photos.
Note that the Translation option did not work for me.
Features of Picasa Downloader:
- Very simple to use.
- Option to download the albums any number of times.
- Option to preview the photos before downloading.
- Option to change the preview appearance for different colors.
- No registration required.
- More then 10,000 albums of a single user can be accessed.
- Number of albums is shown on user interface.
You might want to try similar software to download photos from Instagram: Winstagrid .
Picasa Downloader is very good software to download Picasa albums. The download is fast and does not require anything other than an internet connection and the user ID. However, only those albums that are shared publicly can be downloaded using Picasa Downloader. Also, I missed the option to search for the albums of different types right from the user interface. Overall, I like using Picasa Downloader as it reduces the effort of browsing and saving each photo (publicly shared) from other users.