A good proportion of photos that I take is available here. This is intended for a few different groups of people:
- For my family and close friends who would like to get a graphic impression of what I am up to.
- For old friends and mates who where there when some of the rather aged photos on this site were made. I hope you will remember the good times, smile, and enjoy some nostalgia.
- For people who were there when some of the rather new photos were made and who wish to keep a graphic reminder of the good times.
- Everyone else who is curious and has nothing better to do!))
For a list of photo albums click on a year below. Before viewing, you may want to consider the following information.
How to download the pictures
The photos are available through the Picasa Web Albums service. Initially, I planned to integrate the photo galleries into this site, but eventually I realised that the time required to do this is much better spent outside playing (and making more photos). So, clicking on an album will take you to an external site.
Before telling you how to download a picture I am required to make you aware of the licence information and disclaimer notice below.
Downloading a single picture
If you wish to download a single picture, you can do that by clicking on the corresponding link that is available for every picture you view.
Downloading a complete album
The following procedure for downloading a complete album is tested with the version of Picasa Web Albums that was current in October 2009; the local PC runs Windows, with Firefox and Picasa 3.5 application installed. I expect it will work similarly with MS Internet Explorer (or other browsers) and with future versions of Picasa. I do not know about other operating systems.
1. Make sure you have the Google Picasa application for photo management installed. You can get it from http://picasa.google.com.
2. Open an album in Picasa Web Albums. That's a view with lots of thumbnail pictures. You get there by clicking one of the album links on this site.
3. At the top you have a menu with the options Slideshow, Share and Download. Click on Download. A menu will appear. Click on Download to Picasa. (If Download to Picasa is not available, you probably do not have the Picasa application installed.)
4. Once clicked on Download to Picasa, Firefox confirms which application is to be used for opening the link (I expect other browsers will do something similar). Picasa may already be pre-selected. Choose Picasa and click OK.
5. The Picasa application will now launch and do something that requires some waiting. On my computer it takes 20-30 seconds. Then a confirmation window showing the album will appear. Click on Download. The download will begin.
6. After a waiting period that depends on the size of the album and the speed of your internet connection the complete album will appear on your hard drive. The folder in which Picasa puts it is:
...\My Documents\My Pictures\Downloaded Albums\greg.paperin\Album Name
Note that you need to replace
greg.paperin with the Picasa user name of the user who created the album (not your user name) and
Album Name with the name of the album. The first part of the above folder path may vary according the the Windows version, but will be equivalent to the above.
Downloading a video
Last time I checked Picasa did not provide a download option for videos. I have no idea what is the reason for this embarrassing drawback. Picasa converts all videos to a version that are somewhat lower in quality and much smaller in size than the original. You can obtain a download link to the optimised version using the following trick:
When viewing any album in Picassa you can obtain an RSS feed for that album by clicking on the corresponding link [see screenshot]. (An RSS feed is a special data file used by 3rd party software to obtain information about Picasa albums, or more general, about any kind of updatable content, such as blogs.) The album RSS feed contains direct download links for every video (and photo) in the album. Although RSS feed files normally look cryptic to the unfamiliar eye, they are presented very nicely if you use Firefox [see screenshot].
Nevertheless, the loss of quality that Picasa introduces in order to make videos more compact is not appropriate in some cases. If you want to obtain any of the videos in original quality, just get in touch with me.
Licence, copyright information and disclaimer
In order to make sure that no one screws me over, I'd like to back myself up and to point out that by using this site or by using/viewing any of my pictures or photos available either on this site or on another site you are acknowledging this disclaimer.
Also: ANY PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL AVAILABLE ON THIS WEB-SITE OR ON A 3RD PARTY SITE THAT IS LINKED FROM THIS WEB-SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS, CONTRIBUTORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS RELATED TO THE PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL.
Picture albums by year
- 2013 (18 albums)
- 2012 (49 albums)
- 2011 (34 albums)
- 2010 (34 albums)
- 2009 (37 albums)
- 2008 (35 albums)
- 2007 (23 albums)
- 2006 (10 albums)
- 2005 (3 albums)
- 2004 (3 albums)
- 2003 (8 albums)
- 2002 (7 albums)
- 2001 (8 albums)
- pre 2001 (5 albums)
Further pictures and other cool stuff can also be found in my blog.