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 download all photos from my Google Photos albums added by others?

After most holidays I've tended to put my photos into a shared Google Photos album to share them with family. Over the past couple years, other family members have started adding their own to my ...
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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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How to search Google Photos for Videos that are not archived

I'm looking for a search term in Google Photos to find all my videos which I haven't archived. At the moment I'm having trouble remembering how I even searched for only videos last time, but it's ...
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Google Photos -- how to share ALL albums?

In the Google Photos web site, how can I grant read/view access for all albums to someone?
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Google photos app synced w iOS photos

I store photos in my ios photos app. Someone sent me an email with photos attached, and in order to view them I had to install google photos. I mistakenly gave the app access to all my photos and now ...
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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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How do I upload "an old SD card full of photos" to Google Photos (from Windows laptop)?

Context I have an old SD card full of old photos. (I've actually copied the card to a folder on my laptop) Goal Upload all 800 pictures to Google Photos in "one shot". (i.e. All 800 at once. ...
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How to download a Google Drive data files/documents without Google Photos included in the Takeout?

I recently attempted to download all Google Drive data from Takeout. When making my selections such as from "Multiple formats", "Advanced settings", and "All Drive data ...
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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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Google Form which uses a pre built sign in

Been reading a lot about Google Forms which need a Gmail account to fill in. I'm having another Gmail account only for sharing pictures with club members. Is there a way to create a form to upload ...
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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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How to share face as album in google photos

There's a great feature in google photos allowing you to share all photos of an individual with an individual It automatically shares photos recognized as David, with David. I have that option, ...
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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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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

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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