Is there any software that can download all the full-size pictures of a publicly-shared Google+ album?
As suggested by @vurdalakov
With this tool:
and an implementation of wget it is possible to have the files in seconds.
Download, unzip, and run the gpalbum program Visit the album and copy the url out of the address bar Paste the url into gpalbum Click "Get Image URLs" Click "Copy Image URLs to clipboard Paste URLs into any text editor replace all "https" with "wget https" Save it as a batch file Run
All the images are now downloaded locally, I have been looking for this for a while, just tried it and it is fantastic.
FYI Each line looks something like this
The specific version used for testing was 1.00 (update: 1.03 also tested).
Use the following commands in a bash shell (e.g. a Linux terminal):
(copy&paste the album URL to the end of the first one)
wget -O album.html https://plus.google.com/photos/XXX/albums/YYY?authkey=ZZZ grep '"https://lh..googleusercontent.com/.*",\[' album.html | sed 's%,"\(https://lh..googleusercontent.com/.*\)",\[".*%\1=w0-h0%' >images.txt wget -i images.txt --content-disposition
There you get them all, in full size (but no EXIF data)! This even works for private albums (visibility: ‘anyone with the link’).
Had to do this today since they are closing Google Plus in a couple of days and a deceased friend of mine had shared my birthday photos with me so I wanted to download a copy before they shut down. What I ended up doing was look at the album source on:
https://get.google.com/albumarchive/<user_id> (I had to get the
user_id from their Google Plus page:
At the bottom of the source file for each album look for
"album_id", [list], where album_id is in the URL for each album in the
You can then use a script to read the
[list] as json and iterate through it. For example I wrote a Python script to download all the images:
import json with open('file.json') as jf: images = json.load(jf) for image in images: url = image urllib.request.urlretrieve(url, '<path_to_save_directory>' + image)
Using Picasa should allow you to download full albums to your computer.
Here's the how-to from Google support: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Picasa/thread?tid=6847c29152910e21&hl=en
This apparently only works for albums which are shared to Google+ from Picasaweb. Albums only in Google+ are not capable of being downloaded in bulk.