Download pictures from Picasa using DownloadThemAll
Thursday July 2, 2009
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Downloading the original pictures uploaded to Picasa all at once is easy if you’re using Firefox. DownloadThemAll is a plug-in for Firefox which can be used for many things but I have found it most useful for me when needing access to original pictures from Picasa.
1) Download the plug-in DownloadThemAll and install it to your Firefox browser.
2) Go to the Picasa album where you want to download the pictures from
3) Picasa provides the RSS feed for the pictures so all you have to do is click on RSS on the right hand side of that page to bring up the feed.
4) Still with me? Now just right click on the screen and click on DownloadThemAll.
4-a) Save the files in a directory you specify and select Images under the filters.
5) PRESS START
One thing I am still trying to figure out with Picasa is how to display a random image from the album using the RSS feed… Any suggestions?
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Google has had a relationship with Mozilla Firefox for quite sometime and now they decided to branch off and get in to the desktop applications at a larger level. Firefox lead engineer Ben Goodger began working on the Google Chrome project two years ago where at that point, he stopped contributing to Firefox. Firefox see’s Chrome as another competitor in the industry, and why shouldn’t they, its Google.
Chrome is designed to have more application related websites run smooth giving each browser tab its own run-time environment so if one tab crashes, you can still continue to browse other websites in separate tabs.
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Help Set a Guinness World Record and Enjoy a Safer Internet! Sounds like a good deal to me, Get Firefox 3 TODAY! FF3 Download Day join in to set the record for most software downloads in 24 hours. That is all there is to it. We are not asking you to eat a bug or to balance a desk on your face, not that we would not want to see you try…
Example: 25% of the visitors we track at Squidoo use Firefox, which is not surprising. But 50% of the people who actually build pages on the site are Firefox users. Twice as many.
This is true of bloggers, of Twitter users, of Flickr users… everywhere you look, if someone is using Firefox, they’re way more likely to be using other power tools online. The reasoning: In order to use Firefox, you need to be confident enough to download and use a browser that wasn’t the default when you first turned on your computer.
That’s an empowering thing to do. It isolates you as a different kind of web user.
If I ran Firefox, I’d be hard at work promoting extensions and power tools (I love the search add-ons) and all manner of online interactions. Think of all the things colleges do to amplify the original choice of their students and to increase their impact as alumni.
And if I ran your site, I’d treat Firefox visitors as a totally different group of people than everyone else. They’re a self-selected group of clickers and sneezers and power users.
In the lingo of Nancy Reagan, Firefox is a gateway drug. -Seth Godin
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In a perfect world your website is available on the internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week …
but things can happen.
You may accidentally let your domain expire. How could that happen? You may have signed up for your domain with an email you no longer use.
Hackers could break into the server where your site is hosted. This is not uncommon.
A script can exploit a widely used piece of software such as a content management system.
All of these can bring your site down. You may not find out as immediately as you would like and in the meantime opportunities are lost and leads move on.
Here is an easy way to check in on your website throughout your day.
Set the home page of the your internet browser to your website. Every time you open your browser your website will appear. This montoring can help catch problems that may arise as soon as possible.
Setting your browser to open to your website (Click on screen shots to enlarge.):
Tools > Internet Options > General Tab > type in your website into the “To create home page tabs”
If you type in more than one address your browser will open all the websites each in a different tab.