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 organize Google Photos?

Is there any good way to organize photos into albums in Google Photos? I use photos for a lot of quick documentation and I need to organize them for efficient recall. I'm trying to filter the ones I ...
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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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Shared albums from Google Plus not showing in Google Photos

Last year I made a few albums and shared them. I think I used the Google Plus photo feature to create a link and email it to my family. Now I'm using Google Photos (i.e. the new standalone app) and I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Automatically add photos shared with me to Google Photos

I use Google Photos for all photos I take. When we have an event, friends and I tend to share photos to each other, using Google+. I can see the photos fine - but I really want a way of making them ...
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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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Google Photos vs Google Drive: How do I find out which copy of my photos in my Google Account is the original?

I have used Drive for years, and had all my documents including photos backed up there. Then at some point later, Google Photos became a thing, and Google began nudging me towards using that instead ...
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How to download all photos of a specific month in Google Photos?

The only way I found is using Google Takeout to download all pictures. However, I need only the pictures of one specific month. With the recent interface at https://photos.google.com you can only ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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export saved Google images into Google photos

How do I import saved images from http://www.google.com/save/ into Google Photos without downloading them? (From Linux.) Similar to, but different from: How to download all Google Search images ...
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Update photos on Google Photos

I've uploaded all of my photos to Google Photos (~100GB). I've decided to add geocoding to photos. Is it possible to upload updated version of photos? I wouldn't like to delete all uploaded photos and ...
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How do I tag myself in Google photos?

Google photos identified me in some of the old photos. In newer photos it identifies me as someone else. I tried to change it, but I am not able to tag with term me. Finally I created my own contact ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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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Importing Windows file tags

On my PC I keep my photos organized into folders and occasionally use the Windows tagging feature. I use Google Drive's "Backup and Sync from Google" to keep my photos in sync. I would like the tags ...
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How can I move photos from one album to another?

I have some photos assigned to album A. I would like to move them to album B. If possible, those photos should be in album A as well as in album B.
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Removing Hangouts videos from Google Photos

When I want to upload a video to YouTube from Google Photos, all uploaded videos in a private Hangouts chat are listed. Is there a way to delete these Hangouts videos from Google Photos or completely ...
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How to preserve Google Photos geotag on download?

My photos are geotagged on google photos but when I download them, the geolocation information disappears. Is there anyway to download them with the geotag intact? The photo I am trying this with was ...
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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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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 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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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 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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How can I automatically transfer all photos from OneDrive to Google Photos?

First of all I know this question is very similar to this question, however this solution still takes up the space of your Google Drive, because the photos don't get converted to the special Google ...
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How do I set the default phone uploads folder for Google Photos?

I have been backing up my photos to Google Photos ever since I lost them all a while back. But I would like to add a few directories to sort out the photos since I am about to add more photos. Though ...
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Upload image to Google Photos and mark it as a Photosphere

How do I tell Google Photos that an image is 360? I have a space scene made in Blender & Cycles, and I have rendered it as a 360 (equirectangular) image, and it worked. But when I try to upload ...
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No picture when sharing video from Google photos on Facebook

Why is this happening? In my Google photos on some video when I click share - get link or share / Facebook - getting link for Facebook. It almost never displays the video thumbnail in a post. Just a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...