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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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How can google drive access videos from google photos?

I wanted to upload some videos with live thumbnails on my blog such that the viewer can easily be able to reach that particular video that he wanted to see even without getting the video fully opened ...
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Stop Google Photos from deleting local copies of media [closed]

I have a lot of cool projects which I like to show off when I am on the road. On my phone, I have a 'demo' album created in Google photos. This is the single most used album on my phone, which I ...
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Is it possible to exact search Google photos by filename?

I would like to search Google photos images by their filename but I have a problem when two photos were taken at the same time and therefore their filenames and pretty similar - e.g., 20190430_092841....
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Why isn't “info” icon in Google Photos showing up for me?

I created a link to share a photo in Google Photos. When I view this photo under my own account I see an "info" button (an "i" with a circle around it) that I can click to see things like when the ...
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Show detected faces in Google Photos

Google photos knows about the people in pictures, and can give me a list of pictures every person appears in. When a picture is chosen as the default profile picture for a person, it knows how to ...
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Do Google Photos' images take up quota when appearing in Google Drive's Google Photos folder?

In the following scenario: Google Photos is set to "high quality", i.e. not included in quota Google Drive always seems to take quota for media Google Drive is set to show Google Photos Will images ...
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Is a shared Google Photos album publicly searchable?

I'd like to share a Google Photos album only with one person and allow them to view and edit the album, but I do NOT want the album or any photos to come up in search results. I saw that the only way ...
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How can I find pictures in Google Photos in which multiple people that I specify appear together?

I know how to use Google Photos to find pictures which have a given person in them, for example showing pictures of "Christopher" or "Michael". How can I find pictures in Google Photos in which ...
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How To Edit Title Caption?

I am unable to edit a title caption on photos I posted in Google Shared Photos. Is there a way to edit the title caption?
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Migrating from flickr to google photos

With flickr putting the kibosh on unlimited photos with the free account I'm wondering if there is a known automated way to migrate thousands of photos from my flickr account to google photos. I've ...
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Prevent Receiving from Google Photos

When photos are shared from Google Photos, if the recipient is a Gmail user, they are by default shared through Google Photos rather than email to the Gmail account. Is there any way to prevent people ...
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I can't locate my google photos - I know they are there

I know that my google photos are somewhere in my google account. But for some reason, clicking on the google app icon only invites me to set up a new photos app. Yesterday,I found the photos ...
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Choose which photos in Google Photos to change from Original to High quality

I want to save some space in my Google storage. For Google Photos, I am using Original quality, which counts against my 15Gb quota. I know I can Recover storage, which changes all photos from ...
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Is Google+ takeout including photos and videos already in my Google Photos app?

Since Google+ is about to close, I downloaded the takeout files. What called my attention is that the files downloaded are huge, 2GB and 0.6GB. I searched for one or two videos included in the takeout ...
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Google Drive and Google photos (delete from Drive without losing them on Photos)

All of my photos are on Google photos. They are stored using the free space with Google's quality rather than the original quality. There is a folder on my Google Drive that is called "Google Photos". ...
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Counting files from either Photo or Drive App

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-...
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In Google Photos, how share (or copy) entire Favorites album?

Unlike other albums, the share icon isn't present in the upper right when the album is open. Is there a way to share it? Alternately, if I could copy the album as it exists now, then I could share ...
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Deleting photo from a desktop folder synced with Drive Backup and Sync deletes from Google Photos?

I have found what I believe is a bug in Google Photos and Google Backup and Sync. UPDATE: I got this tweet from Google which basically answers the question, though I think it's still unintuitive at ...
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How to move Google Photos albums to Google Drive folders?

This is the closest question the web and is closed to replies: How can I copy a Google Photo Album into a shared Google Drive Folder? I find it silly that I can't organize or archive Albums into ...
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How to delete duplicate photos from Google Photos, some are stored on Google Drive AND Google Photos and some are stored on Google Photos only

I recently unsynced and then resynced a folder containing lots of photos using Google back-up and sync. Unsyncing the folder removed all the photos from Google Drive but not from Google Photos so when ...
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Adding location data to Google Photos

In Google Photos, when I view an individual photo in my web browser and click on the "i" (with a circle around it) to bring up the photo info, at the bottom of the info it says "Where was this taken?" ...
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How can I sync Amazon photos and Google Photos?

I want to access my my pictures in Google Photos (for photo management, videos etc.) and Amazon photos (to easily order prints). Is there any way to keep both in sync? I am constantly downloading ...
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How to transfer photos from Google Drive to Google Photos

Is there a way to transfer some photos/videos from Google Drive to Google Photos (same account) without the need to download all the files and then uploading them again?
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How to share an album of albums once?

I want to share different sets of images with different people - for instance, once set of pictures for family, other for friends, another for work associates, and so forth. But the images I want to ...
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Adding text in Google Photo albums

I have created an album in Google Photos on my PC. I have put it in the order I like, but before sharing, I want to caption photos or groups of photos. I CANNOT get the captions where I want them, ...
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How do I show the captions/descriptions of photos stored in Google Photos?

I see a lot of answers stating how to add a description, but it's not visible unless someone clicks on the "I". I want to display albums with captions visible when people view it. How do I do that?
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Find pictures (small size) in Google Photos

As opposed to many other questions dealing with identifying and deleting large files, I want to find all picture files in my Google Photos below say 300kb and delete them. I am at a loss even after a ...
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Easiest way to move Google Photos from one account to another

I have a work Gmail account that unfortunately has all my photos attached to it. If I were to share the photos with my home Gmail account and the work account was deleted would my old photos go with ...
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Google Photos: How do I find out where a specific photo is stored?

Many of my photos are duplicated. I think this happened because before there was the option to sync Drive photos, I uploaded my photos using Backup and Sync (on Windows), choosing the option to ...
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Getting a unique identifier for a photo/video in Google Photos without creating 'sharable link'

I'd like to apply tags to my photos/videos in Google Photos. Currently it's possible to simulate tags using albums, but the process is very awkward (a big problem is that you can't search for albums ...
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Re-uploading an exsiting photo to Google Photos

TL;DR - I can't find an old photo in Google Photos. I tried to re-upload it, but since it's already there, it refuse to upload it as a new one. My WhatsApp Media folder is automatically backed-up to ...
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Importing Windows file tags

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. I would like the tags ...
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How can I move photos from one album to another?

I have some photos assigned to album A. I would like to move them to album B. If possible, those photos should be in album A as well as in album B.
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How to see when you synced your Google Photos?

Is there a way to see all the times you synced your Google Photos account with a device?
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Google Photos vs Google Drive: How do I find out which copy of my photos in my Google Account is the original?

I have used Drive for years, and had all my documents including photos backed up there. Then at some point later, Google Photos became a thing, and Google began nudging me towards using that instead ...
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Removing Hangouts videos from Google Photos

When I want to upload a video to YouTube from Google Photos, all uploaded videos in a private Hangouts chat are listed. Is there a way to delete these Hangouts videos from Google Photos or completely ...
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Google Drive and Google Photos

When you create the folder "Google Photos" in Drive. Is that just a pointer or is it an actual folder with all the pictures from Photos taking up storage in drive?
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How to download all photos of a specific month in Google Photos?

The only way I found is using Google Takeout to download all pictures. However, I need only the pictures of one specific month. With the recent interface at https://photos.google.com you can only ...
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Is it possible to download EXIF GPS info from Google Photos?

Google Photos has this nice feature of geotagging pictures even if they didn't have EXIF GPS info. It does it based on your Android devices GPS history. When downloading photos however, the GPS ...
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What is counted as “photo” instead of “drive” in Google's storage?

I use the "original quality" option in Google Photos. Most of the photos were added via Google Drive folder (as files). Recent photos from phone added via Photos Android app (they also visible on ...
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How to preserve Google Photos geotag on download?

My photos are geotagged on google photos but when I download them, the geolocation information disappears. Is there anyway to download them with the geotag intact? The photo I am trying this with was ...
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How to share the last 19000 photos uploaded to Google Photos

So I just uploaded our family photo collection (a few more than 19,000 photos) to google photos, under my personal account, but now I'd like to share them with the rest of my family. What I've tried ...
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How to organize Google Photos?

Is there any good way to organize photos into albums in Google Photos? I use photos for a lot of quick documentation and I need to organize them for efficient recall. I'm trying to filter the ones I ...
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fastest way to upload google photos (unlimited storage)

I have about 190gb of photos. Mostly high-quality jpegs (+/- 5mb per file). They're residing on an HD on a Synology NAS. I can use an app called cloud sync and upload the photos to google drive. I ...
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How to Move Google Photos to an Album and Archive them in a single operation?

When I select multiple photos from a Google Photo album, I need to move them to an existing, or new, album, and then archive them. Right now, it is very time-wasting to have to do it in two steps, ...
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Is it possible to make incremental local backups for Google Photos?

I'm considering to use Google Photos as primary storage for my photos, because I use multiple devices, and it makes sense to use centralized cloud service. I really don't like an idea to have have by ...
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How to download Google Photos pictures to Google Photos folder inside Google Drive

Previously (before updating to Google Backup and Sync app) I had been using Google Photos uploader app, and my workflow was as follows: I had multiple picture folders (for example Pics1 and Pics2) on ...
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How can you prevent a single photo or video from being shared to shared library

Google has shared libraries where it will automatically share all photos with someone: https://support.google.com/photos/answer/7378858 How can I stop a particular photo from being shared?
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Wrong person identified by Google Photos

In my People and Pets album on Google Photos, it has done a very good job at identifying my friends and family, but there are a few errors (wrong person identified, two albums of the same person, ...
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Merge and trim videos from Google Photos?

I would like to be able to merge and trim some videos which I have stored on Google Photos. Would I have to download all the videos locally and then use some other video editing software?