Google announced on February 12, 2016 that it will retire the photo hosting, management and editing service Picasa on May 1, 2016.
When Google launched the new Google Photos web application, it was clear that something had to happen to Picasa as Photos was Google's new focus and Picasa would have to go eventually.
The google oauth playground is a great tool for testing the back and forth dialogs involved in development against any of the gdata apis ( including picasa )...
playground here is the playground request code to get the thumbs and the large pic for a given album/photo... HTTP/1.1 200 OK status: 200 gdata-version: 1.0 content-length: 756 x-xss-protection: 1; mode=block content-location: https://picasaweb.google.com//data/entry/api/user/rowntreerob/albumid/5682316071017984417/photoid/5682316083381958690?
Whether it's pictures being deleted or added this needs to be done on a fairly regular basis.
Picasa users can migrate to Google Photos by simply logging in to the service, and they will notice that their photos and videos are already hosted by Google's new service.You can prevent Quicken from automatically updating your transactions when you use it with a few simple steps.Jason Artman has been a technical writer since entering the field in 1999 while attending Michigan State University.Google plans to provide access to a read-only version of Picasa Web Albums for users who want access to these features.This allows Picasa users to view, download or delete content.