Picasa is cool and has some neat features but it's bloated and the GUI design is terrible. I wanted to download an entire album (Bikini competition
) without having to install Picasa.
I found PicasaWeb Downloader
After setting everything up I can now just copy the URL, press a hotkey and the album is downloading. No fuss, no muss, NO PICASA!!! Ok, the video doesn't show the hotkey, I was still playing around with it, but I soon changed the parameters to immediately download the URL with just the Keyword or a hotkey.