Oh No Guys – my Blog is About to Break

On all 2,272 posts the photos are going to go missing.

I just went to my Picasa page and there was the news.

The Problem

  • All my blog photos are hosted by Google’s Picasa, then I embed each into each a post
  • Google is shutting down Picasa, and moving everything to Google Photos
  • Picasa will no longer be supported, so unsure what will happen with the embed code

Embed code looks like this:

<ahref=”https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/dBhKKCvpaV8NZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite”><img src=”https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ie4RbI7KFlo/VsJqRSYRSjI/AAAAAAAAha8/764X0Qsp_Vs/s640-Ic42/IMG_1416.JPG” height=”640″ width=”640″ /></a>

The code means: insert here, this photo, from this album, in these dimensions

When I read the news I sat like this,  not moving for a good 12 minutes.

Stomach sunk and not blinking, my mind racing. This is a big problem that can’t be ignored or pushed off.


The $15 million in cars will disappear.

My sidebar is toast.

All the mini-blogs will break:

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All that time, care and attention I invested…

1 – the chance embed code will still be supported is small – there can’t be many of us who use it, or it’d have got a mention

2 – the desktop application will be gone too

3 – changes take affect May 16, 2016

The Solution

  • Google Photos will respond kindly to my passionate & polite letter
  • sure, a script can be written and things moved from one server to another, if/then statements installed…  but with what extra time? By whom? How much will that cost?
  • practice un-attachment and let the blog break, then cease to exist


Any ideas leave in the comments please.

Send good luck please!

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