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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 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 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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How to organize Google Photos? [duplicate]

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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Adding Caption or Text box Google Photos

How to add a caption on or below a photo in Google Photo so it is on the photo if it is printed.
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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?
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Can I download all Google Photos? [duplicate]

I want to download all my photographs from Google Photos. I found out that I can download 500 files in one zip file. I mark the first photo, scroll down 500 photos, press Shift and mark the last photo....
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How to make or share Google photos to public? [duplicate]

Since Google has decided to retire Picasa in order to focus on a single photo service in Google Photos – a new, smarter photo app that works seamlessly across mobile and the web. Now there is only ...
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How can I see the statistics for Google Photos links?

When you share a link using goo.gl, it is possible to see the number and origin of clicks afterwards. When you share an album or a group of pictures by generating a link with Google Photos, the link ...
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Compress images uploaded through Drive

I moved a folder from Google Drive to Photos using this process and now I want to compress the size using the Recover Storage feature. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to take effect for photos uploaded ...
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What EXIF tags does Google Photos use for GPS?

A long time ago I took pictures on a trip, and also collected GPS positions. I wrote a script that uses exiftool to set the GPS metadata on the pictures, e.g. exiftool -overwrite_original -exif:...
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Force into People folder in Google Photos [closed]

How do you force a photo to be recognised in the correct people directory in GP - do you need to rely on GP being accurate and doing so automatically?
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Google Photos Facial Recog Error

Is it possible to train Google Photos to better recognise specific people? I.e. if GP has incorrectly identified someone and placed the image in the wrong People album, can you move it to the right ...
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How to transfer or upload ALL my Gmail photos for years to Google Photos?

I want to find a program or somehow a way to have Google Photos scan my entire emails (Gmail) to find my attached pictures. I do not want to look at each pic and upload it. I have thousands and I am ...
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Google Backup&Sync and Photos - double quota hit?

I switched from using Google Drive+Photos Uploader to Google Backup&Sync. I select my photos folder to sync, and also select to upload photos to Google Photos as well. Now in Google Drive I have ...
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How can I remove duplicates in Google Photos?

I have duplicate images and videos stored on Google Photos. How can I detect and remove them?
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Managing pictures with Google Backup and Sync, Photos and Drive

I recently bought more storage from Google Drive because I intend to have a cloud backup of all my documents and photos, but I am having trouble understanding how syncing works for photos between ...
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How to delete all my photos in Google Photos? [duplicate]

Any advise on how I can delete all my photos in Google Photos? I accidentally synced all the pictures from my iPhone, and now they consume all my 15gb capacity. I highly appreciate any advise or ...
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Google takeout doesn't include shared photo albums

Google takeout is a great way of backing up all of your google data, but many of the photos I am interested in are in shared albums created by others, which don't seem to come through in Google ...
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How do I find photos of someone in Google Photos

I am reading this help page. On this page it says the following: Find photos of someone & apply a label Use face groups to more easily search and manage your photos. After you apply a ...
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If I add Gmail photo attachments to Google Drive > Google Photos folder, will they still count against my Drive quota?

I am approaching my Google Drive limit, and Gmail uses 8GB. I found some photos with large attachments via filtering by size. If I add these photos to Google Drive > Google Photos, will they stop ...
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How to auto-upload all images in Gmail attachments to Google Photos

I was hoping there was a way to crawl the entire history of my Gmail account, and automatically upload any attached images to my Google Photos account for backup purposes. What is the easiest way of ...
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View photos in Google Maps

Google Maps used to have a strip of photos at the bottom, which came either from Google Streetview, migrated from Panoramio, or from different sources. I can't seem to find this anymore. Does this ...