There is nothing you can do besides making them private. If the browser sees the picture the browser can store the picture. This is true for any picture on the internet with the exception of pictures embedded in some sort of flash application but still with a hi res monitor you can get a very nice quality screen shot.
By checking no printing and no ...
Now that Google seems to be leaning towards "Google Photos" or whatever they're going to call it, you can download your Picasa Web videos.
Go to the Google+ version of your site ( http://www.google.com/+ ).
On the left hand side, click on the "Photos" icon.
Find and click on the album with the video you want to download.
Find and click on the ...
You don't need to switch to Google+ (although you should probably start considering doing so - it is clear that most new work is going into Google+ Photos and PicasaWeb is on the way out).
You can go directly to https://picasaweb.google.com/?noredirect=1 and it will leave you at the PicasaWeb album page without trying to redirect you to Google+ Photos.
The images in the folder(s) with the blog's name are the ones used.
The second part of the url contains the actual key to the image:
Pictures smaller than 2048 x 2048 pixels are ignored and they don't count as used space, only bigger pictures. So you might worry to clear only those pictures that are bigger than that.
Source: Free storage - Picasa and Picasa web albums help
Google has just announced that Gmail, Drive, and Google+ Photos will now share 15GB of free storage.
Bringing it all together: 15 GB now shared between Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos
With this new combined storage space, you won’t have to worry about how much you’re storing and where. For example, maybe you’re a heavy Gmail user but light on photos, or ...
At this time Google Photos doesn't include a feature for searching public photos and searching only photos in Google+ isn't not available at this time.
Google Photos, Google Plus Photos and Picasa Web Albums are three different services. They could have some similar features but not all are the same. I.E. Albums created in Google+ ...
Use email upload to upload photos to Picasa Web Albums by sending them to a secret email address, especially useful from your mobile device. This allows you to stream and caption photos on-the-go. To get started, follow these steps:
Sign in to your acount at http://picasaweb.google.com/.
Click the gear icon in the top-right corner and choose ...
There is a Windows app called "Social Folders" that is very close to doing it. The only problem is that it has separate folders for each service (ie one for Picasa, one for Facebook) so you would have a bunch duplicates on your PC.
I think the developers could fix that with a one line code change... so if you go here: https://socialfolders.zendesk.com/...
This Linux shell script will delete all albums from your Picasa account. It uses curl in combination with the Google Picasa Web-API.
Just change the username and password regarding your account in the script.
# Tutorial: https://developers.google.com/gdata/articles/using_cURL
# Requires: curl, grep, sed
I have found a way around this if you have an apps account. I use Google Apps accounts for different non-profits.
You can create a Group (email@example.com) and forward to the Picasa address that is much longer. Make sure to allow posting from the internet when you setup the group. You can use the group address just like an email address.
I understand your frustration, especially since everyone is telling you Picasa's only purpose is for sharing. Although it has a huge emphases on that, it is only the primary location for storing ones personal photos with Google's service.
You were very close in your searches when you talked about Google's Data Liberation. There is in fact a ...
From their Google Data centers website:
Rather than storing each user's data on a single machine or set of machines, we distribute all data—including our own—across many computers in different locations. We then chunk and replicate the data over multiple systems to avoid a single point of failure. We randomly name these data chunks as an extra measure of ...
The search in Google+ currently doesn't allow you to search through photo information. However, Google's Search Plus your World can provide the results you're looking for directly in Google's regular search. Here's some documentation on personalized search results
From the regular Google search box photos will surface in the results (in the Images section) ...
If not directly, the following workaround may work for you:
Navigate to the image in Picasa, so that you're viewing a single photo with navigation arrows on each side
Click the Full screen button
Right-click on the image, and:
In Chrome or Firefox: Click Copy image address
In Internet Explorer: Click Properties, and select the URL address
In Safari: Don't ...
With the latest change to Google+, it looks like "Instant Upload" has been renamed "Auto Backup".
I'm not sure why they didn't just rename the directory. Maybe in case people had made changes. In my Picasaweb, at least, both "Auto Backup" and "Instant Upload" have the same date of last change on them, but "Instant Upload" is empty and is shared only with me....
If it ever was an option to change it's not available now. It appears that the big long number you're seeing is your Google+ ID. (It is for me, anyway.) I suppose that makes sense because they've been working on merging Picasaweb with Google+ Photos.
I don't know if people who've managed to get Google+ "vanity URLs" also have customized Picasaweb URLs.
Yes, it's normal. Google Photos and Picasaweb (and presumably Google+ Photos) all simply use the same data store. I can't imagine that they would have wanted to copy all those petabytes of images from one place to another; better to just create a new app to point to the old data.
I think you cannot do that with Google Picasa. The picture would always be available for download for anyone with the link or access to your album. And as soon as one can download it, he or she is able do anything with the picture.
Some other web services, for instance Flickr, use somehow more complicated techniques. You cannot just right-click on most ...
I'm going to explain it as simply as I can. Picasa Web Album or Youtube, both are Photo/Video Sharing Service, where the main motive is the distribution of content among viewers, which can be done without the option to download. Providing the feature to download a content always has a copyright issue as they'll be giving you the complete control over that ...
3gp is a common shared between the 3 services you asked for.
The only limit you have is on Flickr where the video must be shorter than 90 seconds, so only 1 minute and 30 seconds long for this service.