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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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Is there a way to organize the photos in Google photos besides creating albums manually?

I have a bunch of folders on my Android. I've selected multiple photos to backup to Google photos. However, I notice that everything gets backed up into one common folder. This is very messy. All my ...
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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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If Google Drive doesn't count Google documents against storage space, can other formats be embedded or transferred to Google documents?

According to this Google documents (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Photos, etc.) don't count towards storage used on Google Drive. Does this mean if you copy and past an image or video into a Google ...
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How can I view Google Photos that are not in a Google Photos album?

Go to Google Photos Add a few photos to a photo album Go back to All Photos See all of the photos there, even ones you copied to the Album. No problem here, per se. At least not yet. What if you ...
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Is there a way to force Google Photos to recognize new faces?

I have "Face grouping" enabled in my Google account and I can see around 10 faces successfully tagged when I go to my Albums. However, there's a lot of other people who are not tagged, as well as some ...
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How to move photos from Google Drive to Google Photos?

I have a lot of photos in Google Drive, in random folders. I want to move them to Google Photos, because I really like the phone/tablet application - while the web app is... less good. I have no ...
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How to get the direct link to an image in my Google Photos?

I want to add an image stored in my Google Photos. How can I get the direct link to an image in my Google Photos? The links I copied are not direct.
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Google photos app Android question synching

I have install Google photos app on Android 7.0 have a simple question I have a lot of folders in my photo gallery the gallery app I use is f-stop I do not use the default Samsung app. So there is a ...
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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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Renaming images in Google Photos

How can I rename an image in Google Photos? From the web browser, I can add a description, but when I download the image, it uses the original file name. I need a real rename which changes the name ...
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How to control the order of images displayed within a Google Photo Album?

I want to be able to control the order of the images that are displayed in a Photo Album. I do not want them to be displayed vertically as well. The use-case is to upload scanned images one by one ...
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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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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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Adding email attachment to Google Photos

I am unable to locate photos in Google Photos after using the feature to save them to Google Drive from an email attachment in Gmail. It seems that the best practice is supposed to be: hover over the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Mark photo as a Favorite in Google Photos

How can I somehow "grade" or "favorite" my photos in Google Photos? I take a lot of photos and have a hard time deleting them. :( So I "Thin The Herd" by marking maybe 1% as favorites. How can I do ...
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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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Where went the Google Photos album “Hangouts”?

For some time you could see pictures someone sent you via Hangouts in an album called "Hangouts". This vanished somehow. When you open a picture from Hangouts on the Computer, you can still see in ...
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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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Does Google Photos have Reverse image search?

Google Images has Reverse image search, whereas I can use a picture as my search to find related images from around the web. Does Google Photos have Reverse image search whereas I can use a picture ...
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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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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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URL to the list of public Google Plus photo albums?

We share event photos with public through Google Plus photos. We can were able to directly give a link to an album, or to a list of available albums like this: https://plus.google.com/photos/+(MyPage)...
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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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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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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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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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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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Google Drive or Google Photos: get a view count of my shared folders or files

How can I know how many people accessed a folder or file on Google Drive or Google Photos that I shared with a link?
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Can I delete my Google Photos folder from my Google Drive?

I enabled and then later disabled the feature to show a Google Photos folder inside my Google Drive. I decided to just use the Google Photos app directly, so I no longer want to see this folder. But, ...
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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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Delete all content from Google Photos

I've got 40GB of photos from my old Picasa Web Albums service and now I've just cancelled my storage plan. Is there any way to remove all the photos and albums? I searched a lot and I have no clue ...
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How to export photos and albums from Google Photos?

Do you know of a way to download photos and videos back from the new http://photos.google.com? I was expecting at least some unofficial tools like Flickr downloader, but I couldn't find any. I'm ...
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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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How can I get a list of albums in Google Photos

I have many albums in Google Photos. (Maybe 200). I want to get a list of these albums along with their urls. How can I do this? To put it in context, I want to send an email listing many of these ...
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Google Photos Faces filter does not appear

Google's help section regarding "Find faces" says: Go to photos.google.com/search. Under the People section, click a person's face to see photos that include similar faces. (If you don't see the ...
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Search public images in Google Photos

On Picasa Web Album, I can search all public photos via the explore features, for instance a search by tag: https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/view?feat=tags&psc=G&filter=0&tags=wikimania (...
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How to exclude Google Photos from Google Drive searches?

When I perform searches I frequently receive a lot of results of photos in my searches. I would like to exclude these from my searches, how can I do this? Is there a cheatsheet of sorts that show ...
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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?