Saturday, March 2, 2013

How to switch from Google+ Photos back to Picasa Web Albums

Looking for how to find the secret link to a photo inside Google+ photos? This is what I found:

The Google+ view of the Photos did not allow me to find the secret link to a given photo within an album. The other interface which I believe is called Picasa Web Albums does.

Here is how to get back to the original Picasa Web Albums interface that has that feature:  Use this special link to display the Picasa Web Albums interface, not the Google+ interface:

Here is I stumbled upon it:

  1. Login to your Google Account.
  2. Go to 
  3. Scroll down until you see "Picasa Web Albums".
  4. Notice it says "Looking for a simple way to get photos from your camera and computer on the web? Google's Picasa Web Albums provides 1GB of free storage that makes sharing your photos a snap. Visit"
  5. Click on
  6. Wait for a little bit. At the top of the page that is loaded you will see a message that disappears after a few seconds/minute: "Click here to go back to Picasa Web Albums".  A screenshot is shown below.
  7. That link goes to