Questions tagged [google-photos]

Google Photos is a service for managing all of your photos, introduced May 29,2015. This tag is for questions about the web version of the app.

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Can I disable people sharing Google Photos with me?

I have a good Gmail id and probably because of that I get ton of emails people sharing their photos with me (to my Gmail account). Is there way I can disable this so nobody can share their pics with ...
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Download Google Photos album continuously

How can I download one of my Google Photos albums and keep it in sync whenever the album changes? There's no need to synchronise in the other direction (upload when local folder changes), but I wouldn'...
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360 Videos taken with a Ricoh Theta Z1 shows up on google photos as non-360 video but shows 2 circles

I have a Ricoh Theta Z1 360 degree camera. I uploaded these videos to Google Photos and my VR headset. I don't want to use YouTube to upload family videos as I know that supports 360 videos. I want ...
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How to add text above all photos in Google Photo album

I have a Google Photo album I created back in 2017. I somehow managed to add some text to the top of the album (see text circled in red). I either forgot how to add text in that manner, or it is now ...
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How to migrate images in Gmail over to Google Photos? [duplicate]

I am approaching the 15GB limit of Google's free storage for Gmail and Drive. I have a lot of screenshots that I have sent with Gmail. I want to free up space but I don't want to delete any emails. ...
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How do I tell Google Photos that a photo should not be in the results for a search?

When I search my Google Photos for "lighthouse", some of the search results are not lighthouses, but merely similarly-shaped things, in the mind of the neural network: Is there any way I ...
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Google Photos is automatically sharing my pictures to my wife without asking permission?

My wife and I are both on the iPhone 12 running iOS 14.2. We are both on Google Photos iOS version 5.19.341316636. When I take a picture using my phone, it automatically shows up on the "Photos&...
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How to create Google Photos album with specific contributors?

I'd like to create an album on Google Photos, where anyone can comment on pictures, but only specific collaborators can add photos. Is this possible?
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Forcing google photos to tag a face [duplicate]

I have seen the post here: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/130780/is-there-a-way-to-force-google-photos-to-recognize-new-faces?newreg=3875fe53385c44728cead74bfa1a089d It is now possible to ...
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Forcing google photos to tag a face

I have seen the post here: Is there a way to force Google Photos to recognize new faces? It is now possible to tag faces that have been detected, but not recognized. However, sometimes a face isn't ...
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How to know if a photo is uploaded in its full quality or is compressed on Google photos?

How to know if a photo is uploaded in its full quality or is compressed on Google photos? Is there any field or any UI element? Also is it possible to search all compressed photos so I can delete and ...
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Automated way to move Gmail image / video attachments to Google Photos

I'm running out of storage in my Google account. In order to save space, I'm trying to move many images and videos from Gmail into Google Photos with "high quality" (where Google Photos ...
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I deleted all my photos, videos, and albums from Google Photos. Takeout still includes these data

cross-posted at https://support.google.com/accounts/thread/78125050 I deleted all my photos, videos, and albums from Google Photos, then I tried downloading my data with Google Takeout. The archive ...
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Rotate Aspect Ratio But Not Image

I'd like to rotate the 4:3 aspect ratio so that the 4 is on the horizontal and the 3 is on the vertical, but the image remains unrotated.
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How Do I Back Up Photos From Multiple Computers Avoiding Duplicates?

I have several directories on several computers that contain photos that I have copied from my phones SD cards over the years. I know for a fact that there are duplicates among them by using various ...
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How to delete Google Photos folder from Drive without loosing non-image files from the same folder?

As per Google's blog post, deleting an image/video from Drive will not delete it from Photos. But this doesn't mean deleting the Google Photos folder is safe. If we delete it, then files inside Google ...
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How can I find photos of a specific person within an album

Using Google Photos in a private/not-shared album, how can I search for a specific person? I only want to find that person within the album, not across all of Google Photos.
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Possible to have Google Photos auto rotate ALL suggested photos?

I love the Google assistant feature that auto-rotates photos for you, but it only does it in batches of 50 suggested rotations at a time. I have over 100,000 photos in my Google photos library, and ...
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Extreme compression for some photos on Google Photos

You can either upload photos to Google Photos in "original" or "high" quality. Me and a bunch of friends uploaded many photos with the "high quality" option. It's the ...
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What system Google Photos use to determine the time zone for photos?

When I upload some photos, the following happens depending on the source of the picture: From my cell phone, it uploads the correct timezone as it is set on the phone when taking the picture (makes ...
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Why videos uploaded with “High-Quality” option does not play in Google Drive but plays in Google Photos

I am using Google Backup and Sync tool and is synching videos to my Google account. When I try to play videos (after processing) in Google Drive it does not play but the video which is also uploaded ...
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Download all photos from google photos in google takeout

When I go to the google takeout page and check only the Google Photos check box, I'm given the choice of selecting albums to export. When I deselect all albums (because I don't need the albums, I just ...
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Filtering photos before a certain date?

Is there a way to search for all photos in Google Photos taken before a certain date? I tried before: 31-03-2020 but this only gives me photos from that particular day (and the day before that one)
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Google Photos sucking up all storage

I'm using Google Photos to back up my photo and video library. It's set up to store data as "high quality - unlimited storage". However, it's complaining about exceeding my storage quota in ...
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Sync Photos and Videos with Google Backup and Sync tool for Windows

I am using the Backup and Sync app from https://photos.google.com/apps to backup my Photos and Videos to Google Photos, it works but the problem is I am uploading 1TB of photos and videos and the ...
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Backup photos and videos to Google Photos

I am using the app download from https://photos.google.com/apps (for Windows) My question, how do I make sure that when I delete uploaded photos/videos from the local folder it won't be deleted in ...
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Remove TikTok videos from Google photos

TikTok downloads videos into the DCIM camera folder - the same folder that the default Camera app saves your own photos/videos in. It's an absurd choice by TikTok to store downloaded videos in your ...
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How can I place Google Drive pictures in Google Photos accounts and link to them?

I have lots of picture files in my Google Drive accounts for work. I don't understand why those pictures in Google Drive take up "storage", whereas pictures in Google Photos (in high quality) don't. ...
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How to “ignore” syncing of specific photos with Google Photos?

I have Google Photos on my iOS device. It has successfully synced most of my photos, but there are about 120 old photos that for one reason or the other it cannot sync (it doesn't give me specifics, ...
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Reason that too small photos don't upload to Google Photos

When I sync a local photos directory to Google Drive/Photos, Google Backup and Sync fails to upload small sized photos. I reckon this is due to Google's choice rather that technical considerations ...
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Is there any way I see how many times a video has been viewed on Google photos?

We are selling our house but in these times of global pandemic we can't have people coming round for viewings. So in an attempt to keep up interest in the house we've posted some short videos of the ...
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Change “Me” on Google Photo

When I search "Me" in Google Photo, it shows pictures of a friend, not my pictures. My face group there is labeled "Gideon" and my friend's is "James". When you visit my friend James pictures (Albums >...
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Is there a way to remove duplicates in Google Photos?

Disclaimer: I know there are multiple threads around this on StackExchange and all over the internet but I'm re-posting because half the information in there is outdated and none of them offer a ...
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How to keep public from seeing photos posted on Hangouts, even after they have been deleted?

Someone hacked into my Google Hangout account. Found my private texts and photos. I had deleted texts and photos in my conversation with someone. But, the hacker was still able to find both the text ...
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How to free up space in Google Storage

My google storage recently filled up, mostly because of google photos. I deleted some things in drive and freed up a couple gb, which was somewhat mysteriously used up again within about a week. Since ...
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How can I exclude shared items from my Google Photos?

Recently someone shared their Google Photos with me and now my timeline is full of theirs and it's really irksome. How could I make https://photos.google.com/ display only my photos?
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A better photos/backup management strategy?

(I'm not sure this is the right stackexchange site to ask this question, if I'm wrong please tell me.) My current backup strategy for all important files (documents, photos, videos, music, scripts, ...
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How to stop Google Photos from trying to process .svg files as images

I have some .svg files created in Inkscape. I don't want or need them to be converted/compressed for storage on Google Photos; just to be backed up. How can I stop the Can't add <x> files to ...
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Can I automatically add photos and videos that conform to certain conditions to a shared album in Google Photos?

The conditions that I'm talking about would be something like: photoOrVideo.cameraName == "Apple iPhone X" && photoOrVideo.contains("My friend") Google Photos is already set up to be able to ...
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I need to delete a Gmail account but don't want my photos associated with that account to be lost

I have three email accounts. I need to delete one that has been found on the dark web. Most of my photos are associated with this account as well as a few games that I am very far on. How can I save ...
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Sync some deletions to google photos from iPhone

I frequently take redundant photos without deleting them. Yesterday, I was on Apple Photos deleting all the redundant ones on my phone. I did this all the way to February, deleting about half the ...
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How to delete a shipping address in Google Photos (photo book)?

When ordering a photo book within Google Photos, the address is obviously stored in their website. However, as it seems there is no option to delete an incorrect address. Or not even to edit an ...
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How to show all my private Google Photos on a map?

Sometimes I remember places but not the time when I have taken a photo. Thus it would be super helpful to have all my Google Photos available on a map with location. Then I could go to a certain ...
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How can I insert a video from Google Photos into an email using Gmail?

Composing an email in Gmail, I can insert photos from Google Photos as attachments or links easily. But videos in my Google Photos account do not show in the list of media... is there a way to share a ...
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How do I save a photo including location from a shared album or even see the location?

Google seems to be removing the location from all photos from others in shared albums. Is there any way to get this data back? I don't see the location in the web UI I downloaded the album from the ...
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Google photos link sharing: private or public

I just posted this on the Google product support forum, but I might receive more feedback here. What I wonder is whether Google photos would detect and stop brute force album share link discovery ...
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Is it possible to use Google Lens from the desktop version of Google Photos?

I frequently use the Google Photos application on my Android phone, where I make use of the Google Lens feature there. Right now I'm managing my photos from the Google Photos web application in ...
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Is there any way to automatically upload things to Google Photos but NOT Google Drive?

I'm using Google's Backup and Sync tool to automatically save photos from my hard drive onto the cloud. The problem is that I want my photos to go into Google Photos but NOT into Google Drive. In ...
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Syncing Google Photos to Google Drive?

Google previously had a way of having a Google Photos folder in Google Drive. So that anything say automatically synced into Google Photos would be shown in Google Drive. But recently (2019), they ...
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Is there a way to find out which photos are taking up space in Google Photos?

I need to recover space due to 1.53 GB of photos taking up my google drive quota. However, before I go ahead and compress these photos using the recover space tool, I want to know which photos I am ...

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