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Picasna 1.6

The major update is coming!

Thanks for all suggestions and bug reports. I’m happy to see how Picasna helps you show off your art-work and pictures.

I’m starting to work on a new version of Picasna. Feel free to ask for interesting or important features, and don’t forget to support the development!


  1. Just in time :)

    - flickr support
    - flickr api and api key support

    For ideas best flickr plugin i’ve been using are:
    flikr tag:
    flickr photo album:

    September 30th, 2009
  2. Hi, there! I love your plugin and I intend to use it on my site. I have one suggestion, though: could you provide in your plugin also the swf files so we could store them locally?

    I hate how every request for a gallery makes 3 requests to If is down my site functionality would be broken too…

    I also have a problem with the caching mechanism, which for some reason doesn’t seem to work. No files are cached in the cache folder(I checked for permissions).


    Vlad Pop
    October 18th, 2009
  3. As I said, I implemented your plugin on my site( I also noticed that in full screen display the plugin behaves starngely: after a few viewd pictures it becomes very slow.

    How about making a full-browser option?

    Vlad Pop
    October 20th, 2009
  4. Hi,
    am using your plug-in since several months and yesterday i just check if there’s any better plug-in around. After testing several others, i am back with your plug-in. There’s simply nothing better.

    one issue that i have with your currently released version is that the album thumbmail image displayed in the wordpress article gets a very wide white frame around the actual thumbnail image. meaning the frame isn’t tight around the image. there’s approx. 20 pixels space between the image and the frame.
    will this be address in your new version 1.6? or is that related to the wordpress theme i use?


    October 29th, 2009
  5. FloV, i think it appeared after wordpress update to 2.8
    I’ll fix it in 1.6 for sure

    Igor Barbashin
    October 29th, 2009
  6. Thanks Igor, that’s great news!

    Any indication on how close 1.6 is? Just around the corner? Or still a few blocks away?

    October 30th, 2009
  7. i have big problem
    i don’t have a link to press on>?

    November 13th, 2009
  8. Is there a way that I can link to an external website so that when someone clicks on the image they are taken to that external website?
    I would need each picture to be able to have a different link.

    Great plugin.

    November 13th, 2009
  9. Hi!
    Thanks for a great plugin – we use it in every single post we make – go check it out:

    Just one question (or comment) – it seems that the Picasna plugin is making our page-loads very slow (much faster if plugin is disabled) – is there any way I can combat this?

    Or should I wait for 1.6?

    December 1st, 2009
  10. Hi,

    Love the plugin, any chance of flickr support in the new 1.6 release? Also I second Vlad on the full browser option. Are you still developing the new version?

    December 30th, 2009
  11. Igor,

    I am waiting on the 1.6, since 1.5 has bugs I reported to you
    When are you expecting the release?


    March 26th, 2010
  12. Nice plugin, thank you.

    April 14th, 2010
  13. any news, updates about version 1.6?

    April 26th, 2010
  14. Hello there, glad that the Picasna plugin is not abandoned as I previously thought. I use it extensively on my site and can’t say a bad thing about it really: no fluff, just the basic options we need – except maybe one little thing: It would be nifty to have the option of setting the max width and height of the photo separately. I don’t want to limit myself to say 720px horizontally when I have a 1366*768 or similar widescreen resolution, but vertically, it would be nice to do it.
    Best of luck man, even if you don’t add this functionality, I enjoy your work as is already, cheers.

    May 24th, 2010
  15. One of your supporters here.

    I have a feature request:
    Once and image is open it would be nice if you could zoom in on it.

    One option to do this would be set your image size to the recommended 800px, and have image zoom size that you could set to say 1024px. When looking at the image you could add a magnifying glass symbol that when clicked made the image the zoom size: 1024px.

    I’ll gladly donate again if you can squeeze this feature in. Thank you!

    July 9th, 2010
  16. “September 27th, 2009″

    Is this project dead?

    If so, that’s a real shame as it has a lot of potential, just needs a few tweaks so people can better work picasna into their site, rather than have to work their site into picasna. lol.

    If you’re still about, let us know! An ETA on the updated version would also be nice :-)

    July 13th, 2010
  17. I fell in love with Picasna at first sight. However after further testing I noticed that the thumb picture does not display in IE. I’ve checked other websites using this plug in and they work find with IE. I am using Firefox which works great, any chance you can advise what might be the issue with IE and Picasna?
    My site is


    July 26th, 2010
  18. Are we allowed to remove the “Powered by Picasna” branding? If so how would I do it?

    Mike B
    August 13th, 2010
  19. The thumb picture doesn’t appears in IE. Hope you will be able to advise me on that. See your reply soon. Thanks.

    August 17th, 2010
  20. Found the reason why the thumb picture doesn’t appear in IE. Will have to set the Picasa album that you are sharing as PUBLIC. It will work fine on IE then.

    August 20th, 2010
  21. i´ve got the problem that my gallery doesn´t recognize updates in my gallery. new pictures are not displayed for a day now. any hints?

    love your work. keep it on developing.

    one idea… why not show up to — 10000 tumbs —- would be nice mosaic and no prev button is needed… maybe slow okay ;-) but fuck the bandwith

    September 29th, 2010
  22. I really love the functionality of Picasna and would like to use it as my primary gallery feature for my portfolio site (soon to be made/revamped).

    Adding an option to change the count bar color (green doesn’t fit the scheme of my website), perhaps a few new Gallery icon style options would be nice!

    Other than that, is there possibly a way to get the gallery to operate in a window instead of full screen and offering that as an option? Some people who aren’t very savy don’t know how to get back out of the gallery when they go into it without searching around.

    Hope these are some additions that can be made!

    Love it and am excited to look for the update!

    September 29th, 2010
  23. Hello,

    Is this version 1.6 will manage the unlisted album to picasa web album ?
    In advance, thank you for your response and keep up the good work! Greetings.

    October 4th, 2010
  24. Hi, I just want to ask, how to add the description?

    October 15th, 2010
  25. I love this plug in, Thanks for sharing.

    It would be nice if it has the autosize option in the width property. Putting it to 800px is ok, but for some monitors is looks small. If you put for example 1024 or higher, looks nice but for other small resolution devices the pictures shows out of the screen.
    I will support the developement ;-)

    Good job!

    Juan Carlos Heredia
    March 11th, 2011
  26. Hello, i would like to know if have the possibility to change the color of the “flag” on albuns from green to another color. I would like red.
    Thank you!

    March 18th, 2011
  27. just to understand… is this project dead?
    can anyone tell me?

    April 29th, 2011
  28. Hi, I’d prefer to use simple text link in my posts insted of album cover. Is there any chance to desactivate the album cover?

    June 24th, 2011
  29. Greetings,

    I love this plugin based on what I’ve experienced from the examples. But I am doing what the instructions say, but on my WP page, all I’m getting is a link and when I click it, I go to my Picasa album. Here is the link:

    I am using WP 3.2.1. Again I say this is a great plugin!

    Thanks in advance…

    August 4th, 2011
  30. Is there a way to show some text of what the album title is before the viewer clicks on it? I have 16 albums on a page that are by year, I’d like to show the viewer the name of the album under the album cover perhaps?

    August 21st, 2011
  31. Truefaithcogic,

    I looked at your HTML source and can see that you do not have the link on its own line. There must be nothing at all on the same line.

    At the moment you have tags either end like such:-

    Click here for the photo album!

    when it should be

    Click here for the photo album!

    August 24th, 2011
  32. Is it possible to use it in the sidebar of wordpress ?
    When I put the picasaweb link in a text widget it doesn’t work.

    Geri van den Boom
    November 30th, 2011
  33. hey do you think this plugin will be made for joomla because i love the plugin but dont use wordpress

    February 9th, 2012
  34. It’s not working for me… :-(

    March 23rd, 2012
  35. Okay, I found out you gotta put your own data in “” instead of default link Picasa generates… It doesn’t work otherwise.

    March 23rd, 2012
  36. Okey, I’ve got a question. I’d like to get rid of my name from the gallery view. Title is all I need there. How can I do that? ;-)

    March 27th, 2012
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