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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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Why is Google Photos getting the dates wrong on my uploaded photos?

I am uploading photos from an oddball camera (a MyFirst Camera 3), and while Windows 11 has no problem displaying the correct "Date Taken" data, Google photos is confused and is showing a ...
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Importing EXIF Face Tags into Google Photos from Other Apps

I've read a lot about people trying to get face data out of Google Photos, which I believe is not currently possible. However many desktop applications such as Lightroom or the defunct Picasa store ...
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Showing pictures on a map based on the location they were taken in the Google Photos

Is it possible in Google Photos to view the photos overlayed on a map that shows the location where they were taken? I frequently find that I want to find a picture taken at my cabin which is in the ...
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Is it Possible to Sync Google Contacts Photos with Google Photos People?

It's will be awesome if anyone has guide to do this? Sync Google Contacts Photos with Google Photos People with latest or Photos that we choose as favorited photos
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How can I get a complete list of my albums in Google Photos? [duplicate]

I've tried the code below (provided by muzso in 2019) but it only returns a limited number (~30) of my hundreds of albums. Any thoughts on how to overcome this limitation? var links = document....
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How to search for shared albums

I have hundreds of Google Photos shared albums. How can I search for them? I remember some words of the title, but it seems that the only option is to browse through hundreds and hundreds of albums to ...
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How do I bulk download only my videos from Google Photos?

I have thousands of videos and photos on Google Photos. How can I download just the videos and not the photos? I've tried takeout.google.com, but that doesn't allow me to select only videos. I know I ...
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How do I export comments from Google Photos?

In Google Photos, is there a way to export a text file that contains a list of photos (filenames) and their associated comments? My client has left comments on a large selection of photos to be edited....
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How to clean up photos that are in multiple Google Photos albums?

I've ended up with some photos in more than one album. (E.g. 2018 Miscellaneous and 2018 Vacation) Is there an easy way to remove all the photos from Miscellaneous that are also in Vacation? And more ...
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Allow someone else to delete my Google Photos

I went with my gf on a trip, photographs are saved in Google Photos. I've cleaned them, but there are some she wants to decide before deleting on her own time. We are together, we really prefer not to ...
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How can you download multiple photos from photo google?

First I want to clarify that I am not talking about google drive. I would like to download the photos I have in photos.google.com I searched and the resources explain either How to download one photo ...
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How to bulk identify Google Photos media items that count towards storage quota?

Across the years/decade as I've uploaded photos to GPhotos, some with storage offers, some without, I have photos and videos that some count towards the storage quota and most don't. How do I find out ...
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In google photos how can I get a list of all my album names and URLs that I can paste into google sheets or excel

I have used the following script which brings back about 90 albums with URLs. BUT, I then have to page down a few and repeat and this brings back a few more. With 800 odd albums this takes a long ...
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Syncing Google Photos to a Google Cloud bucket

I'm trying to prepare my Google Photos library for distribution to my blog website. Is there a straightforward way to sync Photos to a cloud bucket? The closest thing I'm finding is using client ...
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How to merge or copy photos and albums from multiple Google Photos accounts?

I want to consolidate a number of free (under 15GB) Google Photos accounts into a single paid account (2 terabytes). I've seen posts that explain how to share the entire library with a "partner&...
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Google Photos - drag photos between pages in photobook?

Is there any method to drag a photo from one page in a photobook to another? I have 140 pages of photos and would like to make some adjustments to how the photos are combined. If I manually use the &...
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Is there a List View for Google Photos?

Looking at one of my Google accounts, I got an email saying Google account storage full. Google drive showed as 99%-100% I figure it's related to the fact that I recall on one of my phones, it askedd ...
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Google Takeout Backup Missing Google Photos Albums

Google Takeout is not showing all of the saved albums from my Google Photos account from the Takeout options menu when selecting Choose specific Photos data for your export. There is a discrepancy of ...
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How can I tell how much space is taken up by photos vs. videos on Google Photos?

Now that Google Photos no longer offers free photo/video storage, I'm wondering if switching to another service is the better option. To further complicate matters, the old photos/videos before June ...
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Google Photos transfer from account to account

I know there's no easy solution but I'd like to transfer a collection of photos form Jan 2006 to Jan 2022 from an original google account to another one so that that space will be accounted instead of ...
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Does clearing one's Google Drive old photo files also remove photos in Google Photos?

Way back when Google Drive was synced with Google Photos - i.e. I've had my photos backed up to Drive with Google Backup & Sync, and they'd automatically show up in Google Photos. I need to free ...
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Managing duplicates photos & videos in both Google Drive & Google Photos?

The relatively recent divorce between Drive & Photos still has me a bit confused. Though to be honest, I was never really sure of this question: Before the changes, when I shared a Drive folder ...
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Is it still possible to download all photos from Google Photos, and if so how?

A bunch of my photos ended up getting corrupted on my SD card, and I would like to download my photos from google photos to replace them. However, I'm not sure whether this is still possible. I found ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 [closed]

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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