Picasa: Change the Album Cover of a Photo Albums

   Posted May 16, 2011 by Lê Hoàng in Internet

By default, when you upload a photo album to Picasa, it will set the first photo as the album cover. If the photo cover is not the one that you like, you can follow this guide to change it.

1. Go to your Picasa album page.

2. Click on the album that you want to change the cover.

3. Click on the photo that you want to set as the cover.

4. Go to Edit->Set as album cover.

5. The album cover will be changed immediately.


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    • Anonymous

       Glad we could help “:D

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  • Roland Crock

    Thank you for this usefull explanation.

    As I’m a regular user of Picasa, I sometimes discover some undocumented features and tricks. How can I send them to Tech-Recipes ? The address mentioned in ‘Contact us’ ([email protected]) is unknown to the mailmaster. (Error message : 5.1.0 – Unknown address error 550-‘sorry, no mailbox here by that name. (#5.7.17)\r’).

    Kind regards.


    • David Kirk

      As you might expect, our contact address gets abused pretty frequently and it occasionally gets flakey. I’ve logged into the system and I’ve had no problem emailing the address. I’ve sent you an email from my private email so hopefully to help you avoid future problems. Thanks for being part of the TR community!

  • CD

    How to go back to the default..???

  • Dean

    In Google MyPicasa, How do I have my albums default to showing “All Photos” rather than just those in each album that have been enhanced?? There is a “Highlights” and “All Photos” in the upper left hand corner and it defaults to highlights instead of all photos. This seems new in the last week or so. Any advice would be appreciated.