• Resolved dahaliel

    (@dahaliel)



    Hello !

    Picasa service will be stopped soon, replaced by Google Photos.

    Will there be an update to allow the publication of photos directly from Google Photos ?

    Is it currently possible (without using Picasa Web Album) ? If yes, what is the string that must be put here :

    [gallery type='picasa' user_id='???' kind='photo' album='???' thumbsize='75']

    Thank you !

    Dahaliel

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/photonic/

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  • Plugin Author Sayontan Sinha

    (@sayontan)

    I am very aware of this announcement, so let me try and consolidate all the information that I have (and all that I have published) into one lengthy post at one place:

    If you look through all of the links above, here is what you will realize:

    • Picasa is being phased out, but not the Picasa API. Photonic really needs the API, not the main service itself.
    • Google Photos doesn’t have a public API, and the announcements do not talk about a new public API for it yet. In fact, it seems like there will be no Google Photos API – the Picasa API will work for both.
    • Google mentions that there will be some changes to the Picasa API, but doesn’t document what those changes are.
    • Without a new public API, or without any changes documented for the older API, there is no way I can make any changes to the plugin.

    So, with respect to the plugin, here is the summary:

    • The plugin works fine as designed. It doesn’t matter whether your photos are on Picasa or Google Photos – it will work. Your current shortcodes will continue to work for now.
    • If, suddenly, Google changes something on how the API returns results, the plugin will break. In that case, I will fix it. But without knowing what Google will change, I cannot proactively fix the plugin.
    • If in the rather unlikely event that Google provides a new API, I will need a little more time to react to it (maybe about a week or two).

    To specifically answer your questions:

    Will there be an update to allow the publication of photos directly from Google Photos ?

    Yes, but only when Google announces what it will change under the hood. Until then the plugin stays as it is for Picasa.

    Is it currently possible (without using Picasa Web Album) ?

    No. Google hasn’t provided any API to access Google Photos.

    Thank you for this precise answer. I hope that Google will make arrangements !

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