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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Set visibility on Google Photos

How do I set the visibility of my photos in Google Photos? According to my dashboard there are 1,752 public photos in my Google Photos account. When I follow this help page's advice I see that I have ...
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Google Photos is using all of my quota even though I'm uploading as “High quality”

I have a 25 GB limit and have been uploading JPEGs to Google Photos. I have set it in Google Photos options so they are uploaded as High quality (free unlimited storage), and verified that they are ...
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How do I let another user add photos to my Google Photos album?

I've got a Google Photos album which I've shared with other users via the Get shareable link feature. I'd like them to be able to add photos to this album. How do I do that? P.S. I've googled for an ...
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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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Is there a way to apply the Automatic filter to every photo in Google Photos?

Is there a way to apply the Automatic filter to every photo in Google Photos? It seems like right now you have to manually click this button for every photo:
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How can I search only those photos which haven't been added to any album on Google Photos? [duplicate]

I selected a group of photos and added them to an album. But now, I want to exclude those photos from my search, because I don't want to add them to another album by mistake and vice versa - I want ...
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How can I rotate multiple photos at once using Google Photos?

Today I've uploaded a bunch of photos to Google Photos service, but I've just noticed that half of them are rotated wrong. I found this solution, but for lots of photos it's too slow and boring. ...
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How do I share photo with only one person instead of circle?

I've uploaded my photos to Google Photos and I want to share them with only one person. I don't want to use share-link, because it's visible for everyone who has it, isn't it? I cannot be sure that ...
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Is it possible to upload an album from Picasa to Google Photos without creating duplicates?

Suppose I have 100 photos in Google Photos and that I also have those same 100 photos locally on my computer (synced via Google Drive). If I (locally) use Picasa to create an album containing, say, ...
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How can I see other photos taken around the same time?

So I searched for and found a photo based on what it was (helicopter), but I want to see the other photos I took around that time (its context). Apple's Photos.app has something called "Show in Moment"...
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How to rotate video on Google Photos?

I have a couple of videos on Google Photos. Now some of them were rotated automatically, others not. How can I manually rotate them? I want to avoid download, rotate and re-upload!
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How can I embed Photos from my Google Photos onto a Google Map?

I want to add some photos I took with my phone camera to a Google Map I am working on. There are 4 options when editing a marker for adding content. Google Image Search URL Video Search Youtube URL ...
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Can Google Photos access photos that have been saved in Google Drive?

Is it possible to upload photos to Google Drive (not the /Google Photos folder) and still view them through Google Photos? I'm asking this because of the following: Usually I have two sources of ...
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How do you share photos from Google Photos?

I have some photos I want to share and they're on Google Photos. I want to only share them with 1 other person who has a Gmail account. I can find share on Google+ and the option is public but this ...
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How much free storage for videos in Google Photos Backup?

How much space for videos is included in free Google Photos Backup for Mac?
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Arranging photos by date taken in Google Photos [duplicate]

I am trying to upload a scanned image to the new Google Photos app (Windows Desktop). For some reason changing the exif info to 1982 still puts the photo as uploaded today. So my photo collection is ...
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Can I move photos from Dropbox to Google Photos without downloading?

I have photos stored in Dropbox. I want to move them to Google Photos. I don't have enough free space on my hard drive to download them all and then upload them all. Is there any way to move them ...
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How to set local storage limit in Google Photos

Is there a function that allows the user to nominate a set limit on how much storage is used locally on a phone or tablet? For example, set Google Photos to only use 3GB of space on a phone. When ...
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Easy way to move photos from Gmail attachment to Google Photos

Is there a more intuitive way to add an attachment from GMail (either standard or Inbox) to Google Photos than saving it into the Google Photos folder in Google Drive?
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Deduplicate Google Photos photos

Is there an easy way to deduplicate Google Photos photos? All of the examples on Google are for Google + and/or Picasa. EDIT: I'm not storing google photos in my google drive, because then they count ...
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How can I migrate photos from Microsoft OneDrive to Google Photos?

How can I migrate photos from Microsoft OneDrive to Google Photos? Can I do it without having to download all the photos from OneDrive to my desktop and then uploading them to Google Photos?
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How can I modify a photo's date on Google Photos?

I have just viewed my Google Photos account and already have a couple of pictures in my account – it seem to have fetched it from Google+, Picasa or whatsoever. Now I have a bunch of pictures that ...
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How to upload existing albums to new (2015) Google Photos?

Background I have 300GBs of neatly organized photographs of my past 10 years in 500+ folders (albums) with names like: 20150320-20150320 Partial Solar Eclipse (Szentes, Dónáti domb) [Sarah] 20150330-...
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Can I manually find and convert Google photos that have been saved as 'original size' to the smaller 'high quality' size?

Google says: Photos bigger than 2048x2048 pixels use your storage. Everything smaller than that is free. I have 6GB's of photos stored in original size (larger than 2048x2048 pixels), which I ...
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Can't tag people in Google Photos

I have began investigating Google Photos now that they offer unlimited free storage. I have uploaded a handful of photos from my iPhone using the Google App. Now when I try to view photos, either ...
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Strategy for sharing the same Google Photos account for whole family

I don't see any sharing settings that allows full access to upload/view an entire Google Photos account. I want to have my phone, my laptop, my wife's phone and her laptop to all sync whatever local ...
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Skip duplicates uploads with Google photos?

Yesterday I joined the Google Photos new service. I selected huge libraries ( images and videos) and dragged them to the browser for upload. It is already taking 3 days now (uploading) Question: ...
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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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How does Google Photos handle duplicates?

I've installed Google Photos on my iPhone with the auto-backup feature. I also have the possibility to install the backup feature on my Mac. The problem is that iCloud syncs my iPhone pictures with ...
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How to remove someone from People results in Google Photos?

When searching for photos in the new Google Photos app, the facial recognition feature culls together a directory of different people to allow you to search your photos by individuals. Currently, you ...
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Create albums on Google Photos from folders of photos on local disk

Google announced today the new Google Photos: unlimited storage up to 16 MegaPixel! I have an hard disk of ~10GB of photos, and I would like to copy them to Google Photos. My main concern is that ...
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Do photos under 16 megapixels still consume space when “Original Size” option is chosen?

The new Google Photos service supplies "Unlimited" space for photos 16 megapixels and under. However, if I choose to upload photos at "Original Size" that are already at or under 16 megapixels, will ...
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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 ...