The goal is to download all photos stored on Google: then verify that all photos are downloaded with a file count.
Photos were synced / backedup with Google-Photos. The procedure to use Google-Drive to download all photos is to be used. Some photos are deleted \ culled via Ubuntu Firefox web-browser before the download.
PROCEDURE: On your computer, go to drive.google.com Click Settings Settings and then Create a Google Photos folder. In My Drive, find and open the Google Photos folder. Select the folder you want to download. Click More More and then Select All and then Download
The Ubuntu file browser can quickly count the number of files downloaded. This number is to be compared with a file count on the Google application side.
How can the number of files in the Google Drive Photos FOLDER (which should be the same number in Google photo?) be systematically counted? There are too many photos to count manually.