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in short, I want to hide all my Picasa/Google+ web albums from my Gallery app. Sounds easy, I know.
So, let me tell you what I did. Firstly, I disabled all sync services (Settings > Accounts > Google > (my gmail) ) that were related to photos, that is Google+, Google+ Photos, Drive and Google Photos (notice there was no option for Picasa Web Albums at all).
Then, I went to Settings > Apps > All > Gallery and cleared data+cache. Did the same for Google+ and Drive, just to be sure.
Unfortunately, after opening the Gallery app, Menu > Refresh, all the web albums were back! (firstly Gallery shows only albums from the storage, but then after some time, the web albums show up).

I went even further, and disabled ALL the sync services from Google (yes, all of them). Cleared data+cache for Gallery, G+ and Drive. Result? After refreshing the Gallery app, web albums are back!

I even removed my Google account (web albums were finally not in the Gallery), then added it again, turned off ALL the sync services and yeah, guess what, web albums were magically back.

Please help! I have no idea how to proceed now.

My specification: Nexus 10, Android 4.4.2.

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Hi,

in short, I want to hide all my Picasa/Google+ web albums from my Gallery app. Sounds easy, I know.
So, let me tell you what I did. Firstly, I disabled all sync services (Settings > Accounts > Google > (my gmail) ) that were related to photos, that is Google+, Google+ Photos, Drive and Google Photos (notice there was no option for Picasa Web Albums at all).
Then, I went to Settings > Apps > All > Gallery and cleared data+cache. Did the same for Google+ and Drive, just to be sure.
Unfortunately, after opening the Gallery app, Menu > Refresh, all the web albums were back! (firstly Gallery shows only albums from the storage, but then after some time, the web albums show up).

I went even further, and disabled ALL the sync services from Google (yes, all of them). Cleared data+cache for Gallery, G+ and Drive. Result? After refreshing the Gallery app, web albums are back!

I even removed my Google account (web albums were finally not in the Gallery), then added it again, turned off ALL the sync services and yeah, guess what, web albums were magically back.

Please help! I have no idea how to proceed now.

My specification: Nexus 10, Android 4.4.2.

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mszynisz
Weird, I just disabled Google Photos sync and my Picasa albums stopped showing up in Gallery, I also deleted Gallery data and rebooted. I don't think you can stop Google+ from showing your Picasa albums, since it's just displaying a "web view" of the data, not a local cache copy.

I have 5+ Gb of Picasa pictures, and I don't see Google+ taking up much data. Gallery would store 1+ Gb of data in cache from my Picasa albums.

Maybe just try disabling Google Photo sync, clearing all data for Gallery, then rebooting to see if that fixes Gallery.
 
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Weird, I just disabled Google Photos sync and my Picasa albums stopped showing up in Gallery, I also deleted Gallery data and rebooted. I don't think you can stop Google+ from showing your Picasa albums, since it's just displaying a "web view" of the data, not a local cache copy.

I have 5+ Gb of Picasa pictures, and I don't see Google+ taking up much data. Gallery would store 1+ Gb of data in cache from my Picasa albums.

Maybe just try disabling Google Photo sync, clearing all data for Gallery, then rebooting to see if that fixes Gallery.
Yes, that should work, since I found that solution almost everywhere. Strangely it doesn't work on my Nexus 10 for some reason.
I still don't understand why the method above (disable sync, clear data) seem to work for everyone but not for me. Could that be a KitKat issue?

Oh and I tried what you said, with rebooting. Didn't work. Photos don't show up in the Gallery app only if I completely remove my Google account (which of course is not what I want to do).

My N10 is rooted, would that change anything? (I don't think so, but at this point I'm completely confused about what's going on here.)

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