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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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 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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 share an album of albums once?

I want to share different sets of images with different people - for instance, once set of pictures for family, other for friends, another for work associates, and so forth. But the images I want to ...
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Adding text in Google Photo albums

I have created an album in Google Photos on my PC. I have put it in the order I like, but before sharing, I want to caption photos or groups of photos. I CANNOT get the captions where I want them, ...
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How do I show the captions/descriptions of photos stored in Google Photos?

I see a lot of answers stating how to add a description, but it's not visible unless someone clicks on the "I". I want to display albums with captions visible when people view it. How do I do that?
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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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Google Photos: How do I find out where a specific photo is stored?

Many of my photos are duplicated. I think this happened because before there was the option to sync Drive photos, I uploaded my photos using Backup and Sync (on Windows), choosing the option to ...
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Getting a unique identifier for a photo/video in Google Photos without creating 'sharable link'

I'd like to apply tags to my photos/videos in Google Photos. Currently it's possible to simulate tags using albums, but the process is very awkward (a big problem is that you can't search for albums ...
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Re-uploading an exsiting photo to Google Photos

TL;DR - I can't find an old photo in Google Photos. I tried to re-upload it, but since it's already there, it refuse to upload it as a new one. My WhatsApp Media folder is automatically backed-up to ...
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How to see when you synced your Google Photos?

Is there a way to see all the times you synced your Google Photos account with a device?
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How to share the last 19000 photos uploaded to Google Photos

So I just uploaded our family photo collection (a few more than 19,000 photos) to google photos, under my personal account, but now I'd like to share them with the rest of my family. What I've tried ...
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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 ...