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# Backs up all the photos from Google Picasa Web Albums.
#
# The script downloads the original version of the photos, and is not limited to
# 1600x1200 thumbnails.
#
# Author:: Victor Costan
# Copyright:: Copyright (C) 2010 Victor Costan
# License:: MIT
require 'yaml'
# Requires RubyGems and the GData gem.
require 'rubygems'
require 'gdata'
# Creates a GData client for picasa.
#
# config_path should point to a yaml file that looks like this:
# username: costan
# password: "secret"
def picasa_client(config_path)
account = File.open(config_path, 'r') { |f| YAML.load f }
client = GData::Client::Photos.new
client.clientlogin(account['username'], account['password'])
client
end
# Retrieves all albums for a user.
def picasa_albums(client, user = nil)
uri = "http://picasaweb.google.com/data/feed/api/user/#{user || 'default'}"
feed = client.get(uri).to_xml
albums = []
feed.elements.each('entry') do |entry|
next unless entry.elements['gphoto:id']
albums << { :id => entry.elements['gphoto:id'].text,
:user => entry.elements['gphoto:user'].text,
:title => entry.elements['title'].text }
end
albums
end
# Retrieves all photos from an album.
def picasa_photos(client, album)
uri = "http://picasaweb.google.com/data/feed/api/user/" +
"#{album[:user] || 'default'}/albumid/#{album[:id]}?kind=photo&imgmax=d"
feed = client.get(uri).to_xml
photos = []
feed.elements.each('entry') do |entry|
next unless entry.elements['gphoto:id']
next unless entry.elements['media:group']
photo = { :id => entry.elements['gphoto:id'].text,
:album_id => entry.elements['gphoto:albumid'].text,
:title => entry.elements['title'].text }
entry.elements['media:group'].elements.each('media:content') do |content|
photo[:url] = content.attribute('url').value
end
photos << photo
end
photos
end
if $0 == __FILE__
client = picasa_client 'account.yml'
albums = picasa_albums client
dir_name = "picasa_#{albums.first[:user]}"
Dir.mkdir dir_name
Dir.chdir dir_name
albums.each do |album|
Dir.mkdir album[:title]
Dir.chdir album[:title] do
print "Album #{album[:title]}\n"
photos = nil
until photos
begin
photos = picasa_photos client, album
rescue GData::Client::ServerError
"Server error, retrying\n"
end
end
photos.each do |photo|
print "#{album[:title]}/#{photo[:title]}\n"
response = nil
until response
begin
response = client.get photo[:url]
rescue GData::Client::ServerError
"Server error, retrying\n"
end
end
File.open(photo[:title], 'w') { |f| f.write response.body }
end
end
end
end
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