Where can I find my blogger photos stored



Images in your blog are stored in a Google Album Archive and show up in Blogger when you’re inserting them into pages or blog posts.


Note: Uploaded photos or videos will count towards your storage limit if:

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If either the height or width of your photo exceeds 2,048 pixels.
The video is longer than 15 minutes.



Update July 2016: Picasa Web Albums will be retired August 1st. You can find your Hangout photo albums in the new Google Album Archive (get.google.com/albumarchive). (Learn more)

Note: Google+ Photos will be retired starting July 29, 2015. You will still be able to find your Blogger albums in Picasa Web Albums after that date (as of 11/19/15 Google+ Photos links redirect to Google Photos).

Picasa Web Album note: albums currently only display up to 1000 images, but can hold up to 2000 images. If you post a lot of images to your blog, they may not all be visible. Don't panic! They are still there.

Do you know where your Blogger blog's image albums are stored? You can find them in your Google+ Photos or Picasa Web Albums,  Google Album Archive (get.google.com/albumarchive), but not your Google Photos.

You probably won't ever need to access your blog's images, but knowing where they are will help you ensure you won't inadvertently delete them.

The images for your blog are stored in a special photo album for your blog in your Google account. The default privacy setting is that "anyone with a link" can access the blog album. The album is not visible to the public.

Do not make your blog's photo album private!

Do not delete the images in your blog's photo album!

Any changes you make to your Blogger blog's photo album can make the images on your blog disappear.

And if your blog's images are important to you, use Google Takeout to back up all your photos today!

Blogger blog albums in Google+ Photos (as of November 2015, not accessible)
How to find your blog's album
Check the sharing settings
Recover deleted images from the Trash
Blogger blog albums in Picasa Web Albums
How to find your blog's album
Check the visibility settings
(there is no option to recover deleted images in Picasa Web Albums)
Blogger blog albums in Google Album Archive

What about Google Photos (no plus!)?
Blogger Blog Albums in Google+ Photos
Note: Picasa Web Albums will be retired August 1st. You can find your Hangout photo albums in the new Google Album Archive (get.google.com/albumarchive). (Learn more)
Note: Google+ Photos will be retired starting July 29, 2015. You will still be able to find your Blogger albums in Picasa Web Albums after that date.

You can find your Blogger blog album in two places in Google+, the Photos tab of your Google+ Profile and on your Google+ Photos Albums page. The album is not labeled as a Blogger blog album.

Remember the album in Google+ Photos is only visible to you when you are signed in to your Google account.

 Blogger blog album on my Google+ Profile (plus.google.com/me/photos)



 The same Blogger blog album shown on my Google+ Albums page
(plus.google.com/photos/[profile ID]/albums)




Album sharing settings in Google+ Photos
Note: Google+ Photos will be retired starting July 29, 2015. You will still be able to find your Blogger albums in Picasa Web Albums after that date.

Your blog album must either be Public or visible to anyone with the link for the images to display on your blog.  Here is how you can tell in your Google+ Photos settings.

Check the icon:

Circles icon = shared (DEFAULT)

Lock icon = Private

Globe icon = Public













Change the sharing settings in Google+ Photos

Note: Picasa Web Albums will be retired August 1st. You can find your Hangout photo albums in the new Google Album Archive (get.google.com/albumarchive). (Learn more). It is not possible to change the album visibility.

Note: beginning July 29, 2015, Google+ Photos will be retired. After that date you will still be able to find your Blogger blog albums in Picasa Web Albums. Learn how to change the album visibility settings in Picasa Web Albums.

Click the Album title to view the images and check the Google+ sharing settings in more detail.

Below the blog album's title click "Shared privately"



The Album properties window will pop up.



"Share via link" should be enabled. Do not remove or change this link.

If you have made blog's album private or removed "Share via link", you must make the album public for the images to re-appear on your blog.

To make your album public, add Public in the "Visible to" box in the Album properties.



Recover blog images from the Google+ Photos Trash

Note: Picasa Web Albums will be retired August 1st. You can find your Hangout photo albums in the new Google Album Archive (get.google.com/albumarchive). (Learn more).  Google Album Archive does not have trash recovery, so consider carefully before deleting any images!

Note: Google+ Photos will be retired starting July 29, 2015. You will still be able to find your Blogger albums in Picasa Web Albums after that date. Picasa Web Albums does not currently have trash recovery, so consider carefully before deleting any images!

As of November 19, 2015 Google+ Photos links redirect to Google Photos. There is no way to access your deleted Blogger blog photos.

If you have inadvertently deleted your blog's images, you have 60 days to recover them from the Google+ Photos trash. Your deleted blog images will not appear in Google Photos trash.

When you are viewing Google+ Photo albums, click More at the top of the screen, then select Trash from the menu.

Alternatively open plus.google.com/photos/trash

Photos in the Trash are grouped by the album they were deleted from.

Select your blog's images, then click Restore on the blue bar at the top of the screen.



The restored images should automatically re-appear on your blog.

Blogger Blog Albums in Picasa Web Albums
Note: Picasa Web Albums will be retired August 1st. You can find your Hangout photo albums in the new Google Album Archive (get.google.com/albumarchive). (Learn more).

If you do not have a Google+ Profile, or want to use a simpler interface, you can view your Blogger blog's album in Picasa Web Albums (picasaweb.google.com/lh/myphotos?noredirect=1). Google+ Photos is being retired (starting July 29, 2015), which means that Picasa Web Albums will be the only way to view your albums after that date.

Picasa Web Albums adds a Blogger icon to Blogger blog albums for easy identification.


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Are some of your blog images missing from the Blogger blog album? Don't Panic! Picasa Web Albums can currently only display a maximum of 1000 images, but the albums can hold up to 2000 images. As long as the images are displaying in your blog posts, they are still there.


Visibility Settings in Picasa Web Albums

Your blog album must either Public or available to anyone with the link for the images to display on your blog.  Here is how you can tell in Picasa Web albums


Check the icon

Globe with lock = Limited, anyone with a link (DEFAULT)

Lock = Only You (Private)

Globe = Public
















Change Visibility Settings in Picasa Web Albums

Note: Picasa Web Albums will be retired August 1st. You can find your Hangout photo albums in the new Google Album Archive (get.google.com/albumarchive). (Learn more). It is not possible to change the album visibility.

Click the album title to view and change the visibility settings.

On the right panel you will see the visibility settings:


Limited, anyone with the link is the default for Blogger blog albums
Click (edit) and the Edit album information box will open, with the Visibility settings at the bottom.


Click the Visibility menu to make your blog's album Public.




Do not change the Visibility from "Limited" to "Only you"! This will make the images on your blog disappear.

Recover Deleted Photos from Picasa Web Albums

Picasa Web Albums (and the new Google Album Archive) does not offer any means to recover deleted photos.
What about the new Google Photos?
The new Google Photos (photos.google.com) does not display Blogger blog albums. The only place you will find your Blogger blog album is Google+ Photos and Picasa Web Albums.  the new Google Album Archive (get.google.com/albumarchive). (Learn more).

You can add photos auto-backed up to Google Photos to a blog post using the "From your Phone" option in the Blogger post editor. 

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