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 share Google Photo "Albums" by default to another user account

A user has two G-mail accounts: user.photo@gmail.com user@gmail.com How to configure sharing upon creation of an albums from the user.photo@gmail.com account to the user@gmail.com account?
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I cannot access a google account because forgottrn password plus recovery is difficult have no access to old phone [duplicate]

Recover account Don't have access to recovery phone number or email address thats listed for my account
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transferring all photos via Shared library method (failed)

I have a google account with domain @gmail.com Let this be account A I have an google workspace account with domain @somedomain.com Let this be account B. I would like to transfer all photos ...
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Is there any circumstance in which Google Photos and Google Drive loses everything at once?

A friend of mine insists she has lost all her Google Photo backups and everything from her Google Drive. It's all empty and nothing in the trash. She had some cellphone get destroyed and got another ...
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Is there a way to rotate a video in Google Photos (without duplicating)?

In the Android App seems you'll have to rotate and then save a duplicate and in the webapp I did not even find such an option. Weird, since in 99% of usecases you don't wanna keep the wrongly rotated ...
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Google photos duplicates between original and High Quality

I currently have all my photos uploaded in High Quality in Google Photos. I initially used Picasa to organize them into albums from my folder structure. After they stopped supporting Picasa, I would ...
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A tool that could recreate my Google Photos albums locally using my original photo files?

Now that Google Photos has changed its storage policy; I would like to move out of their service. Thing is, i’m using it since years; and on the top of that, my account setting was to compress the ...
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Add a Shared Album to your VISIBLE Google-Photos Albums List

Assume Bob has a Google Photo Album and it is shared out to Mary. The two are coworkers, wherein Mary is creating a document which requires photos from the shared photo album. Although Mary can ...
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search for non-free photos and videos in Google Photos

How do I get a list of non-free photos and videos in Google Photos? A free file is a file that doesn't count against my storage quota (e.g. because it was uploaded in high quality before 2021-06-01 or ...
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Google Photos on the web not recognizing my pets but on Android, is recognizing them

I have activated the option of facial recognition including pets. Strangely, in Google Photos on the web (Windows), it does not show pets inside recognized faces, but on Android it does. It seems to ...
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How to automatically share all Google Photos albums?

I share all my Google Photos with my wife, but despite that, she still can't see my albums unless I individually share them with her. Is there a way to automatically share all albums?
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Does using a photo from Google Photos in a Google Doc cause it to be counted twice against the storage allocation?

Photos in Google Photos count against the storage allocation for the account (though some have a billing waiver in effect, if taken on a Pixel phone). If such a photo is incorporated into another ...
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How does Google Photos use Location=… EXIF tags?

In the information display of Google Photos, there is a line "Where was this taken?", which allows one to enter the appropriate information. But the uploaded photos already have the EXIF tag ...
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(How) can I search Google Photos by meta data like shutter speed?

Does Google Photos allow users to search by meta data? For example, I'm looking to browse photos with an exposure time of at least 4 seconds. I've tried searching for 'long exposures' in the search ...
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How to merge multiple Google Photos libraries into a new account including albums

I've accumulated a number of Google Photos accounts over the years which were pretty meticulously kept. There are lots of albums in each and lots of photos have many edits. I am trying to combine ...
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Do .apdb or .db files have any use inside Google Drive or Google Photos?

I'm trying to free up space in Google Drive. I came across a bunch of files with .apdb and .db extensions that look like photo library files such as Properties.apdb, Library.apdb, Photos.db, and ...
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Delete (or at least find) all shared partner photos in Google Photos

In Google Photos, you have the option to share photos with a partner. The partner also has the option to store all photos in their camera roll. This is exactly what happened, and I'd like to delete my ...
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In the old Google Feeds (June 2018), was it possible to place an interest/feed of selecting specific Photos of a webpage?

Back in June/July 2018 there was a daily Feed in the Google Feeds activity of a Google account for 24 consecutive days that read: "Selected 'Photos' at ******" (see photo attached below) All ...
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How can I back up the Photos I have in Google Photos?

I have all my photos—going back more than a decade—in Google Photos. However recently another article about someone who had their Google account wiped for no reason, and with no course for ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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