On my PC I keep my photos organized into folders and occasionally use the Windows tagging feature. I use Google Drive's "Backup and Sync from Google" to keep my photos in sync.

  1. I would like the tags to be synced with Google Photos so that when I search for the tag, the photos show up in the results.
  2. I'd also like it if the name of the parent folder were also somehow migrated to Google photos in the same way, that if I search for the name of the parent folder, the included photos would show up. If #1 is currently possible, I could just select all and tag every file with the appropriate name.

Is this possible or equivalent today within Google Photos? I believe the originating folder structure was shown back when Google was providing Picasa, but it seems that this feature hasn't been preserved after the migration to Google Photos.

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    What are you using to upload your photos to Google Photos? Are you using your web browser or a Windows application? – Rubén Oct 5 '18 at 20:22
  • Oh sorry, it didn't occur to me that there were other ways besides the "Backup and Sync from Google" Windows application. That's how I keep Google storage and Windows in sync. – glenviewjeff Oct 5 '18 at 21:03
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    As there is a Google Photos API it's possible there is available 3rd party apps. Please edit your question to make it specific otherwise it looks that you are asking for software recommendation which as a first approach is off-topic on this site but you could this kind of questions on Software Recommendations. – Rubén Oct 5 '18 at 21:21
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    Edited as requested. I'm looking to solve this within Google Photos. I've tried adding to the tags and making sure Google synced the file afterwards, which it does. Initial tests aren't showing that the tag, author, etc. information is imported, but it's possible there's an indexing delay. I'll try again over the next few days. – glenviewjeff Oct 5 '18 at 21:23

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