[DEPRECATED] PicasaWeb - Picasa Web Albums Image Plugin Addon
(2016-08-26, 20:50)dmdsoftware Wrote: After all the research I've been doing into Google Photos and what direction Google is taking, I don't believe they will ever release a replacement for Picasa API. They updated the Google Drive API this year to v3, and the major differences is leveraging more of the photo elements that wasn't available in Google Drive prior. They even reference "albums" in the API spec but that is it... a single reference, no explanation or detail on how to load them.

The intention in May is clear from communication from Google that those who have already setup a OAUTH2 token will be able to continue to use it until it expires, but they don't want anyone developing new apps on the API, and they are not allowing users to log into apps if they haven't already.

To get an KODI app that does everything Google Photo does will take time since you have to emulate the web app rather then implement an open API. Until all that work can be accomplished, the intermediate would be to update the Google Drive plugin with hacks to get people the albums and search support.

Thank you for the detailed explanation. It explains my own experience with ruuk's PicasaWeb add-on perfectly. I have to say that with the update to your gdrive-testing add-on to 0.8.x, the ability to browser personal videos and photos from Google Photos is fast and very reliable! If you can somehow show content in personal or shared albums as well, that would be amazing. It certainly sounds like you have some ideas on making this happen. I would be OK personally with creating an "Albums" folder in my Google Photos folder from gdrive, and then creating dummy folders in there matching the names of the Google Photos albums I'd like to access. Is that kind of what you're thinking?

One interesting thing to note is that even picasaweb.google.com doesn't currently show all of the albums that were defined in Google Photos. Either that, or it takes a few days for a new album created in Google Photos to show up on PicasaWeb. This may mean that PicasaWeb API, even if you managed to use it, may not be able to give reliable access to Google Photos albums.

The Google Drive v3 API will hopefully be able to give access to Google Photos albums in a reliable way. Best of luck Smile
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Cool! - by thethirdnut - 2010-10-18, 22:57
Version 0.8.2 - by ruuk - 2010-10-19, 23:02
[No subject] - by ghostelement - 2010-10-20, 11:04
[No subject] - by ruuk - 2010-10-20, 21:53
[No subject] - by ghostelement - 2010-10-20, 23:32
Version 0.8.3 - by ruuk - 2010-10-21, 00:49
[No subject] - by ghostelement - 2010-10-21, 01:33
[No subject] - by ghostelement - 2010-10-22, 12:58
Version 0.8.4 - by ruuk - 2010-10-22, 21:21
[No subject] - by distracto - 2010-10-22, 21:29
[No subject] - by kricker - 2010-10-23, 06:54
[No subject] - by ruuk - 2010-10-23, 20:12
[No subject] - by ghostelement - 2010-10-24, 11:23
[No subject] - by roror - 2010-10-24, 16:48
[No subject] - by kricker - 2010-10-24, 18:36
[No subject] - by ruuk - 2010-10-24, 22:00
[No subject] - by ruuk - 2010-10-24, 22:03
[No subject] - by ghostelement - 2010-10-24, 23:02
[No subject] - by kricker - 2010-10-24, 23:50
SSL Errors - by ruuk - 2010-10-25, 20:42
[No subject] - by kricker - 2010-10-25, 20:49
[No subject] - by Toruki - 2010-10-25, 21:33
Version 0.8.5 - by ruuk - 2010-10-25, 22:29
[No subject] - by kricker - 2010-10-25, 22:42
[No subject] - by ruuk - 2010-10-26, 02:41
[No subject] - by kricker - 2010-10-26, 06:09
[No subject] - by lewis - 2010-11-29, 19:16
[No subject] - by ruuk - 2010-11-29, 22:10
[No subject] - by lewis - 2010-11-29, 22:20
[No subject] - by ruuk - 2010-11-30, 03:09
[No subject] - by spiff - 2010-11-30, 11:29
[No subject] - by astronaute - 2011-06-28, 17:41
[No subject] - by astronaute - 2011-06-28, 19:21
[No subject] - by astronaute - 2011-07-16, 14:49
[No subject] - by ruuk - 2011-09-22, 20:08
[No subject] - by steffen_b - 2011-10-08, 22:59
[No subject] - by Kempniu - 2012-01-05, 21:08
[No subject] - by ruuk - 2012-01-07, 21:35
[No subject] - by denhams - 2012-01-08, 13:16
[No subject] - by ruuk - 2012-01-24, 01:59
[No subject] - by fryster - 2012-01-27, 16:05
Version 0.8.6 for Eden - testing - by ruuk - 2012-01-27, 19:18
[No subject] - by kricker - 2012-01-27, 19:38
[No subject] - by ruuk - 2012-01-27, 19:51
[No subject] - by kricker - 2012-01-27, 19:58
[No subject] - by hjt61 - 2012-01-27, 20:35
[No subject] - by kricker - 2012-01-27, 20:40
[No subject] - by kricker - 2012-01-27, 21:22
[No subject] - by kricker - 2012-01-27, 21:58
[No subject] - by ruuk - 2012-01-27, 22:18
[No subject] - by kricker - 2012-01-27, 22:30
[No subject] - by ruuk - 2012-01-27, 23:06
[No subject] - by kricker - 2012-01-27, 23:25
[No subject] - by hjt61 - 2012-01-28, 04:13
[No subject] - by arman0223 - 2012-01-28, 16:13
[No subject] - by kricker - 2012-01-28, 17:38
Version 0.8.9 - by ruuk - 2012-02-06, 03:31
[No subject] - by kricker - 2012-02-06, 06:41
[No subject] - by kricker - 2012-02-06, 18:00
[No subject] - by clutch - 2012-02-06, 23:26
[No subject] - by ruuk - 2012-02-07, 03:32
[No subject] - by satman - 2012-03-07, 11:41
[No subject] - by ruuk - 2012-03-07, 21:23
v0.9.0 - by ruuk - 2012-05-04, 16:32
v0.9.1 - by ruuk - 2013-01-24, 01:24
v0.9.2 - by ruuk - 2013-03-21, 19:17
v0.9.3 - by ruuk - 2013-07-30, 23:42
v0.9.4 - by ruuk - 2013-08-05, 20:35
v0.9.7 - by ruuk - 2013-12-02, 22:41
v1.0.0 - by ruuk - 2013-12-03, 20:38
v1.0.4 - by ruuk - 2014-03-06, 20:06
v1.0.6 - by ruuk - 2014-03-09, 21:08
v1.0.8 - by ruuk - 2014-03-13, 01:34
v1.0.9 - by ruuk - 2014-03-13, 11:40
v1.0.10 - by ruuk - 2014-03-13, 12:11
v1.0.13 - by ruuk - 2014-05-09, 17:39
v1.0.14 - by ruuk - 2014-09-27, 01:15
v10.015 - by ruuk - 2014-09-27, 21:50
v1.0.16 - by ruuk - 2014-09-29, 21:09
v1.0.17 - by ruuk - 2014-10-12, 12:00
Re: RE: v1.0.13 - by u81x - 2014-05-09, 18:51
RE: PicasaWeb - Picasa Web Albums Image Plugin Addon - by sabrex - 2016-08-26, 21:17


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