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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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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Is there a way to find out which photos are taking up space in Google Photos?

I need to recover space due to 1.53 GB of photos taking up my google drive quota. However, before I go ahead and compress these photos using the recover space tool, I want to know which photos I am ...
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How to synchronize picture deletion from computer with the new Google Photos

From their website, it is mentioned that pictures deleted from computer will no longer be deleted from Google Photos. It seems to be an evil way to force people to use exclusively the Google Photo ...
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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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Where is the “Import from Drive” button in Google Photos

Since July 10th, Google is claiming that there will be an "Import from Drive" option in Google Photos. I don't see it. Is it available yet? The release log from "Backup & Sync" mentions July ...
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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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Location data missing from live photos downloaded from Google Photos

I am having an issue with the location data missing from live photos downloaded from Google Photos. The photos are a mix of still shots and live shots however only the live shots are missing the ...
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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 automatically sync deleted photos between my desktop and Google Photos?

Now that Google has decoupled Google Photos and Google Drive, Photos no longer syncs with my desktop Mac. Whereas before, deleting an image from the web app/Finder also removed that image from the ...
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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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Is it safe now to delete the Google Photos folder from Drive?

Starting in July 2019, Google Photos and Google Drive are no longer synced. That's great. I still have a Google Photos folder in my Drive, and I understand that's expected. But I can't find any ...
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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 ...
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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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Why do pictures of my Leaf dash display get tagged in Budapest

I take pictures of my Leaf dashboard display to monitor my miles-per-KWH. I recently uploaded to Google Photos all photos from my iPhone SE (running IOS 12.3.1). The Leaf display photos have been ...
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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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Connect Google Photos to Google Drive

Google Drive Settings list an option to "Create a Google Photos folder." Checking it proposes to "Automatically put your Google Photos into a folder in My Drive." I want to do this, but whenever I ...
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How will Google Photos handle Apply Photos folder structure during sync?

I have over 200GB of photos stored on my mac and it's time to move everything to Google Photos. I have over 15 years of photos stored and many of the older images have little metadata associated with ...
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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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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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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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Which Google Photos are not on my device?

I have Google Photos app on my phone set up so that every picture I take with my phone ends up also on Google Photos online. Sometimes, however, it asks me if I want to free up space on my phone by ...
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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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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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How to synchronize deletions between Google Photos web and Android app?

I have Google Photos syncing with my laptop and my phone Android app. If I create photos on my Android Photos app, they are synced to the Photos website and to my laptop. If I delete photos from ...
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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...