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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to create an album within an album on Google Photos?

I currently have my pictures organized into folders of varying depth (i.e. Pictures/College/Senior Year/ThinkChicago Trip). It doesn't appear that I can keep this structure if I move my photos to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What's the easiest way to download all albums from Google Photos?

I have around 950 albums at Google Photos. I want to back them up now, but organised by albums, not by date. Whenever I create a backup from within Google Photos, the backup splits my photos by ...
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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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How do I know if a video is consuming space on Google Photos?

If you go into Google Photos settings, you can see that there are two options for Upload size for photos and videos: High quality (free unlimited storage) Great visual quality at reduced file size ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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How to sort by name in a Google Photos collection?

Since Google moved to the new system, I can't figure out how to organize pictures by name like it used to work: https://photos.google.com/collections. There's no item in the menu to sort pictures. I ...
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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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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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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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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 exclude Google Photos from Google Drive searches?

When I perform searches I frequently receive a lot of results of photos in my searches. I would like to exclude these from my searches, how can I do this? Is there a cheatsheet of sorts that show ...
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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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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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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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Two-way sync with Google Photos?

I am using Google Photos and quite happy with it, including the option to automatically upload images from both my phone and my camera (via a computer). However, I am uncomfortable with all those ...
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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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Organizing photos and folders in Google Photos using Google Drive

I know this question has been asked before, but under a slightly different context. There have been a few technology changes since then, so I'm hoping there is now an answer to this question. ...
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How can I get a list of albums in Google Photos

I have many albums in Google Photos. (Maybe 200). I want to get a list of these albums along with their urls. How can I do this? To put it in context, I want to send an email listing many of these ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can I Disable the Download All feature on a shared Google Photos album?

If I share a Google Photos album, other people who view it see a Download All button at the top of the page, as shown in the screenshot below. You should be able to see it yourself if you visit this ...
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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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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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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 ...