If a "Download to Picasa" button is disabled, then you will get this issue. The links to do this in the "Action" menu are disable in Chrome beginning from Chrome version 42. The reason is that this feature is utilizing the "NPAPI plugin architecture" and to improve security of Chrome this type of functionality is disabled by default now.
There are some solutions on this issue. If you want to download your own photos, then open "Picasa" and use "File"/ "Import from Google+ Photos/Picasa Web" option. You can also use the download feature in Google+ Photos to download a .zip file of an entire album on plus.google.com. You can also change a Google chrome configuration from Credits to Omry and re-enable it to solve this issue. To do so, Enter chrome://flags/#enable-npapi in your URL bar and click the "Enable" link for the Enable NPAPI configuration option. Click "Relaunch" button located at the bottom of the configuration page. and try again.
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