Picasa Web Album - Poor Quality

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My Picasa Web Album RSS feed seems to be compressing the pictures in my album quite a bit.  The images being displayed are really poor quality.  Is there a way to get the images to not compress so much?  Or is this something that happens by default through an RSS feed?
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Hi there, I see you are using the photo album gadget. Is there a specific reason you are using RSS?

Could you try embedding your Picasa album via our Image Folder widget? Otherwise, you can use our HTML widget to embed it using the code: https://support.google.com/picasa/answer/66969?hl=en between the <body> tags within the configuration.

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You can also use the PhotoFeed Widget to display your images without any compression. The PhotoFeed widget was built to work with the newer Google Photos service which was built using the same APIs that the Picasa Web Albums use.

The accounts are intrinsically linked already, though you may have to adjust some of the permissions on your ablum to be able to display it with the PhotoFeed Widget.

If you have any questions, or encounter any issues getting the Widget to work please contact us at rvsupport@compaid.com
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Yes, CAI is correct, apologies. I meant the PhotoFeed Widget as my recommendation, not the image folder widget.
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Sam,

If your images are as large or larger than your placeholder, yet they still don't look as good quality as they do natively (viewing them on your computer), then yes, Picasa is dumbing the resolution down.

To avoid this with Picasa, add "&imgmax=1600" to the end of the Picasa folder RSS feed link that you enter into the Photo Album widget.

For example:

https://picasaweb.google.com/data/feed/base/user/115227010093247017078/albumid/6083849142392831489?alt=rss&kind=photo&hl=en_US&imgmax=1600

This will force Picasa to show the images in your Picasa folder at the highest quality they can deliver.

Robert
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Thanks for all the suggestions!  I'll give the PhotoFeed Widget a whirl.