Although Google+ Photos has now given us a way to view a slideshow of our photos, I still see no way to grab that slideshow and put it into a Blog or other website. But, that feature is still there if you use the Picasa Web Albums interface.
Sometimes it is just so much more efficient to view a slideshow than to have numerous pictures posted on your page. Like these pictures of our week in the Connecticut area:
Open your Album using Picasa Web Albums
Make sure you are logged into the Google account that has the album you’re looking for, then point your browser to https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/myphotos?noredirect=1 You should now be seeing all your photo albums in the Picasa Web Album interface (and it won’t redirect you,) even if you have a Google+ account. Click on the Album you want, then you will see some options at the right. Click on ‘Embed Slideshow’.
Copy the HTML code
Now you will be seeing some options for your slideshow. Choose the size you want, and choose whether you want captions to show. Then copy the HTML code from the bottom box. Now, come back to your website, or Blog, editor and make sure you are in the HTML or Source view. Then paste the code at the location you want the slideshow to appear. It will look something like the image below. Notice that it starts with <embed and ends with embed>.
When you go back to your normal editing view, you will see the slideshow rather than the code. A wonderful thing about using this slide show feature is that it is a live link. If you add more pictures to the album, they will show up in your slide show on your website or blog. Same thing if you delete them. You might even use this technique for a constantly updated set of pictures on your home page.
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