Picasa is a fast and easy photo sharing service from Google. This article explains how to download photos in a Picasa album using Free Download Manager (in short FDM). FDM is a free download manager software with many features similar to any commercial download manager softwares. Click here to download FDM. We assume that you have installed FDM and it has been integrated into the web browsers (right click on web browser shows FDM menu items to download using FDM).
Step 1: Open Picasa home page and login to your account
Step 2: Open the album to download photos from
Step 3: Click on the RSS link (highlighted in the below screenshot)
Step 4: Picasa Album RSS opened in Internet Explorer is shown in this screenshot
Step 5: Download using Free Download Manager. Right-click in the RSS window and select "Download all with Free Download Manager" menu item
Step 6: Free Download Manager opens a window with all links it gathered from RSS page
Step 7: Filter links gathered by FDM. Popular photo extensions are jpg, png and bmp. Enter similar photo extensions and make sure that "Leave files with such extensions only" is selected as in below screenshot
Step 8: Filtered list of links as shown by FDM window. Now click on OK button to start downloading
Step 9: FDM starts downloading photos from the album
In the previous post, we demonstrated how to add or remove programs in Ubuntu Linux using
aptitude commands. In this post, we are demonstrating how to achieve the same using
Synaptic Package Manager. The
Synaptic Package Manager can be launched using its launcher in menu "
Synaptic Package Manager". Please note that you can install packages using either of these two methods, but only one of them can be active at a time. Let us consider an example of installing and uninstalling
gvim application using
Synaptic Package Manager.
To understand whether the program
gvim is installed or not, just try to execute
gvim command. If it is not installed, you should see some extra lines of text along with message "gvim: command not found". Through those extra lines, the shell shows some package names by installing which you can run the command you attempted now. So, to use
gvim, we need to install any of
The program 'gvim' can be found in the following packages:
Try: sudo apt-get install <selected package>
bash: gvim: command not found
Now, we'll install
vim-gnome package using
Synaptic Package Manger. Launch
Synaptic Package Manager. It may prompt you to enter password. Since package management is to be done by administrators or those with root privilege, make sure that your login has suitable privilege.
vim-gnome at the textbox just below
Quick Search. You can find,
vim-gnome listed as one of the search results.
Click on the checkbox (the square-shaped box) before
vim-gnome. You get a menu where select
Mark for Installation.
It may show a message that the package can't be authenticated. I select
Mark here since I trust the source of this package.
Next, click on
Apply button in toolbar to apply changes.
Now, you can see the summary of changes. You can either continue to apply changes or cancel them. To continue with installation, we click on
Synaptic Package Manager downloads and installs the package and its dependent packages. At the end, you'll see that the package
vim-gnome marked as green indicating as installed package.
Let us now understand how to remove a package through
Synaptic Package Manager. To illustrate this, consider an example of removing the
vim-gnome package, we just installed.
Click on the checkbox (the green colored one which indicates that the package is installed) next to
vim-gnome. In the menu, select either
Mark for Removal or
Mark for Complete Removal.
Now apply changes to continue with uninstallation of
Package manager now shows summary of changes. You can either continue with it or cancel the operation. Click on
Apply button to continue with uninstallation.
Synaptic Package Manager window confirms that the
vim-gnome package has been uninstalled (Look at square shaped checkbox just before