Picasa is dead! Help me move the bodies!
March 12, 2014 4:22 PM Subscribe
Is there a set-and-forget G+ / Picasa image collection scrape-and-republish tool? Thanks!
posted by mwhybark to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
At the beginning of March, Google did away with the G+ resisters' option to provide access to migrated Picasa image collections via Picasa. I would like to find a simple, no fuss way to grab my image collection and republish it more or less as it exists now, preferably on my own hosted internet presence.
I am hoping someone somewhere has built a G+ / ex-Picasa migration tool. If need be, I could grab the images via a scraper tool such as webwhacker or some curl-style spider deal but I am hoping the lazyweb will show me the way.
Having just had to whap my hosting provider with a thinking stick due to their silent disabling of their own cPanel managed implementation of Gallery, I am not super enthusiastic about relying on their provisioning of Gallery or Coppermine or whatnot. I'm leaning toward a localhost-only dynamic system (such as Gallery) that I push up as cold HTML via sftp or whatever.
One possible approach that I haven't screwed with is Dropbox, but I'm mildly unenthused about continuing to rely on the motherfucking cloud.