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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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How to download Google Photos pictures to Google Photos folder inside Google Drive

Previously (before updating to Google Backup and Sync app) I had been using Google Photos uploader app, and my workflow was as follows: I had multiple picture folders (for example Pics1 and Pics2) on ...
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How can you prevent a single photo or video from being shared to shared library

Google has shared libraries where it will automatically share all photos with someone: https://support.google.com/photos/answer/7378858 How can I stop a particular photo from being shared?
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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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Merge and trim videos from Google Photos?

I would like to be able to merge and trim some videos which I have stored on Google Photos. Would I have to download all the videos locally and then use some other video editing software?
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Can I download all Google Photos? [duplicate]

I want to download all my photographs from Google Photos. I found out that I can download 500 files in one zip file. I mark the first photo, scroll down 500 photos, press Shift and mark the last photo....
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How to make or share Google photos to public? [duplicate]

Since Google has decided to retire Picasa in order to focus on a single photo service in Google Photos – a new, smarter photo app that works seamlessly across mobile and the web. Now there is only ...
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How can I see the statistics for Google Photos links?

When you share a link using goo.gl, it is possible to see the number and origin of clicks afterwards. When you share an album or a group of pictures by generating a link with Google Photos, the link ...
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Compress images uploaded through Drive

I moved a folder from Google Drive to Photos using this process and now I want to compress the size using the Recover Storage feature. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to take effect for photos uploaded ...
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What EXIF tags does Google Photos use for GPS?

A long time ago I took pictures on a trip, and also collected GPS positions. I wrote a script that uses exiftool to set the GPS metadata on the pictures, e.g. exiftool -overwrite_original -exif:...
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Force into People folder in Google Photos [closed]

How do you force a photo to be recognised in the correct people directory in GP - do you need to rely on GP being accurate and doing so automatically?
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Google Photos Facial Recog Error

Is it possible to train Google Photos to better recognise specific people? I.e. if GP has incorrectly identified someone and placed the image in the wrong People album, can you move it to the right ...
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How to transfer or upload ALL my Gmail photos for years to Google Photos?

I want to find a program or somehow a way to have Google Photos scan my entire emails (Gmail) to find my attached pictures. I do not want to look at each pic and upload it. I have thousands and I am ...
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Google Backup&Sync and Photos - double quota hit?

I switched from using Google Drive+Photos Uploader to Google Backup&Sync. I select my photos folder to sync, and also select to upload photos to Google Photos as well. Now in Google Drive I have ...
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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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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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How to delete all my photos in Google Photos? [duplicate]

Any advise on how I can delete all my photos in Google Photos? I accidentally synced all the pictures from my iPhone, and now they consume all my 15gb capacity. I highly appreciate any advise or ...
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Google takeout doesn't include shared photo albums

Google takeout is a great way of backing up all of your google data, but many of the photos I am interested in are in shared albums created by others, which don't seem to come through in Google ...
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How do I find photos of someone in Google Photos

I am reading this help page. On this page it says the following: Find photos of someone & apply a label Use face groups to more easily search and manage your photos. After you apply a ...
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If I add Gmail photo attachments to Google Drive > Google Photos folder, will they still count against my Drive quota?

I am approaching my Google Drive limit, and Gmail uses 8GB. I found some photos with large attachments via filtering by size. If I add these photos to Google Drive > Google Photos, will they stop ...
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How to auto-upload all images in Gmail attachments to Google Photos

I was hoping there was a way to crawl the entire history of my Gmail account, and automatically upload any attached images to my Google Photos account for backup purposes. What is the easiest way of ...
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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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Backing up from Google Photos

There was a time when web storage was the secondary/backup place for me to keep all my digital photos. Nowadays Google Photos is not only my primary place but the ONLY place I keep my photos. This has ...
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Sharing Entire Google Photos Library using a Link

How can I share a link to my entire Google Photos collection, so that someone can look at the entire file/collection without me first transferring them to a Google Drive folder?
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How can I sort my files in Google Photos by size?

Google is now giving me the message that: You’re out of storage space and will soon be unable to send or receive emails until you free up space or purchase additional storage. I suspect that most ...
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“High quality” setting when upload image to Google Drive

I wrote a script to upload images to my Google Drive account. However, the storage space is limited and it'll soon be full if I keep uploading images. I know that in Google Photo, you have a setting ...
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Using the “People” feature of Google Photos to populate Google Contacts photos

I have recently discovered the People feature of Google Photos to group photos of the same person together in an album. Once all your photos have been grouped, you can tell Google who the person is (...
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What does the “pop” function do when I'm editing a photo?

I'm trying to edit picture in photos.google. When I press edit I see the following: I understand what is Light and Color, but what is Pop?
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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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Delete photos from Google 'your photos'

I have shared some pictures 3 years ago through Google. I have deleted all my photos from Google Drive, but whenever I click on 'Your photos' it shows me the photos I have shared through Google Talk. ...
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Google Drive/Google Photos Automatic Subfolders by Year

This is driving me more than a little insane. Anything my wife backs up to Google Photos is neatly sorted and categorized into subfolders by year in her linked Google Drive. It's been this way for a ...
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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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Exclude specific Google Drive folders from Google Photos

Is it possible to have Google only include specific directories from my Drive within Google Photos? For instance, it's useful to include my folder of scanned photos but not my folder of desktop ...
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Forward picture attachment into Google Photos

If I get an email with a picture, I want to be able to forward that email and the attachment should go directly into Google photos. Is that possible?
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Is it possible to publicly auto-upload pictures with Google?

The photos I take with my Android phone are automatically uploaded by Google Photos to Google. Is it possible to set this upload up so that all the uploaded photos automatically are made public? ...
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Is it possible to start Google Photos slideshow automatically?

I know I can start a slideshow for my Google Photos album by going to menu options and selecting Slideshow. Is it possible to share an album on Google+ so, when a user clicks on it, the slideshow ...
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Where can I find my Panoramio photos?

I have linked my Panoramio account to my Google Plus account. Now that Panoramio no longer exists, those photos were supposed to appear in Album Archive, but those only contain my Picasaweb photos, ...
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Free Unlimited High Quality storage in Google Photos. How to know if working and what counts?

On my Android phone, it has the option to upload high quality image for free unlimited space. From Google Support High quality Unlimited free storage. Regular cameras: Recommended for phones or ...
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Can i obtain tags from Google Photos?

Google Photos automatically assigns tags to images uploaded to its service. For example, if you make a photo of your cat, it will most likely identify a cat in your image and assign the "cat" label. ...
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Sharing photos stopped working in Google Photos

Sometime this week, sharing photos or albums with a link stopped working for me. Happened alongside the slight UI update, I think. Does anyone else have this problem? Steps to reproduce (from the ...
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Create albums from folders / remove duplicates

I am using Google Photos to backup my old photos. Using the mac desktop uploader. I have an external hard drive with folders in the following format: | +- 2005 +---Wedding +---Trip to france +-...
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Is it possible to post from my personal Google Photos to a Google+ business account?

As a professional photographer trying to build my business and increase my online presence, I created a Google+ business page. However, when I'm taking photographs I have my devices set to upload to ...
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Facial and image recognition doesn't work with NSFW pics

Quote from Wikipedia: The Photos service analyzes and organizes images into groups and can identify features such as beaches, skylines, or "snowstorms in Toronto". From the application's search ...
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The same pictures in different albums

I have private album in Google Photos and I want part of this album made public and shared as another album. Can I do this without uploading the the same pictures a second time, just have two albums ...
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Make folders for albums in Google Photos

I have one question regarding Google Photos. I have photos organised in albums, e.g.: Album 1, Album2, Album3. Is there any way to put them into some folders? For example: Folder 1 Album 1 Album 2 ...
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Google Photos Search vs Drive Search results difference

I've just encountered a weird behavior on the Google photos search. I have a Google account which I'm using only for storing photos. All the photos are uploaded via the Google photos app (so there ...
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Re-upload “High-Quality” photos with new larger max resolution

I uploaded thousands of 12 MP - 16 MP photos to Google photos using the original application, Google Photos Backup. At the time, the max quality for these photos was around 3 MP. Is there a way to ...
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How do I turn a Google Photos search result into an album?

I searched Google Photos for all of my pictures of a person by clicking on the search bar and then clicking on the picture of the person for whom I'm searching. That worked really nicely — it ...
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A way to search Google Photos for photos not shared, or not in a specific album?

Is there a way to search Google Photos for photos that: Are not shared, for example in a shared album. or Are not in a specific, given album. This SE question is similar but not the same: How can ...
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Mom died. The family photos are on her Google account. I would like them released

Dad didn't spend much time on the computer, so mum stored the family photos under her account. I have provided ID and death certificate to Google, but now they want a California Court Order for them ...
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Google Photos do not keep original size

I've uploaded some photos to Google Photos, having defined in settings to keep original size, but after I've downloaded them, they are smaller. For example, a photo that has 2.1 MB, after put it in ...