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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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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How to add text above all photos in Google Photo album

I have a Google Photo album I created back in 2017. I somehow managed to add some text to the top of the album (see text circled in red). I either forgot how to add text in that manner, or it is now ...
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How to create Google Photos album with specific contributors?

I'd like to create an album on Google Photos, where anyone can comment on pictures, but only specific collaborators can add photos. Is this possible?
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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 to delete a shipping address in Google Photos (photo book)?

When ordering a photo book within Google Photos, the address is obviously stored in their website. However, as it seems there is no option to delete an incorrect address. Or not even to edit an ...
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Delete (or at least find) all shared partner photos in Google Photos

In Google Photos, you have the option to share photos with a partner. The partner also has the option to store all photos in their camera roll. This is exactly what happened, and I'd like to delete my ...
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Google Photos - drag photos between pages in photobook?

Is there any method to drag a photo from one page in a photobook to another? I have 140 pages of photos and would like to make some adjustments to how the photos are combined. If I manually use the &...
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Managing duplicates photos & videos in both Google Drive & Google Photos?

The relatively recent divorce between Drive & Photos still has me a bit confused. Though to be honest, I was never really sure of this question: Before the changes, when I shared a Drive folder ...
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Can I disable people sharing Google Photos with me?

I have a good Gmail id and probably because of that I get ton of emails people sharing their photos with me (to my Gmail account). Is there way I can disable this so nobody can share their pics with ...
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Google Takeout Backup Missing Google Photos Albums

Google Takeout is not showing all of the saved albums from my Google Photos account from the Takeout options menu when selecting Choose specific Photos data for your export. There is a discrepancy of ...
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Is there a List View for Google Photos?

Looking at one of my Google accounts, I got an email saying Google account storage full. Google drive showed as 99%-100% I figure it's related to the fact that I recall on one of my phones, it askedd ...
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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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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 Edit Title Caption?

I am unable to edit a title caption on photos I posted in Google Shared Photos. Is there a way to edit the title caption?
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Google photos duplicates between original and High Quality

I currently have all my photos uploaded in High Quality in Google Photos. I initially used Picasa to organize them into albums from my folder structure. After they stopped supporting Picasa, I would ...
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Is there a way to remove duplicates in Google Photos?

Disclaimer: I know there are multiple threads around this on StackExchange and all over the internet but I'm re-posting because half the information in there is outdated and none of them offer a ...
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Renaming images in Google Photos

How can I rename an image in Google Photos? From the web browser, I can add a description, but when I download the image, it uses the original file name. I need a real rename which changes the name ...
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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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Google Photos not syncing album names

I use Google Photos on my Android phone and everything is automatically split into albums e.g. Whatsapp images are in their own folder, separate from my camera photos. But when I sync them online they ...
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Add a Shared Album to your VISIBLE Google-Photos Albums List

Assume Bob has a Google Photo Album and it is shared out to Mary. The two are coworkers, wherein Mary is creating a document which requires photos from the shared photo album. Although Mary can ...
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Google Drive and Google photos (delete from Drive without losing them on Photos)

All of my photos are on Google photos. They are stored using the free space with Google's quality rather than the original quality. There is a folder on my Google Drive that is called "Google Photos". ...
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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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Choose which photos in Google Photos to change from Original to High quality

I want to save some space in my Google storage. For Google Photos, I am using Original quality, which counts against my 15Gb quota. I know I can Recover storage, which changes all photos from ...
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How to show all my private Google Photos on a map?

Sometimes I remember places but not the time when I have taken a photo. Thus it would be super helpful to have all my Google Photos available on a map with location. Then I could go to a certain ...
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Is there any way to automatically upload things to Google Photos but NOT Google Drive?

I'm using Google's Backup and Sync tool to automatically save photos from my hard drive onto the cloud. The problem is that I want my photos to go into Google Photos but NOT into Google Drive. In ...
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How to stop Google Photos from trying to process .svg files as images

I have some .svg files created in Inkscape. I don't want or need them to be converted/compressed for storage on Google Photos; just to be backed up. How can I stop the Can't add <x> files to ...
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What is counted as "photo" instead of "drive" in Google's storage?

I use the "original quality" option in Google Photos. Most of the photos were added via Google Drive folder (as files). Recent photos from phone added via Photos Android app (they also visible on ...
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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 ...
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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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search for non-free photos and videos in Google Photos

How do I get a list of non-free photos and videos in Google Photos? A free file is a file that doesn't count against my storage quota (e.g. because it was uploaded in high quality before 2021-06-01 or ...
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Can I download all photos from my Google Photos albums added by others?

After most holidays I've tended to put my photos into a shared Google Photos album to share them with family. Over the past couple years, other family members have started adding their own to my ...
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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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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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How can I tell how much space is taken up by photos vs. videos on Google Photos?

Now that Google Photos no longer offers free photo/video storage, I'm wondering if switching to another service is the better option. To further complicate matters, the old photos/videos before June ...
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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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How to search Google Photos for Videos that are not archived

I'm looking for a search term in Google Photos to find all my videos which I haven't archived. At the moment I'm having trouble remembering how I even searched for only videos last time, but it's ...
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Google Photos -- how to share ALL albums?

In the Google Photos web site, how can I grant read/view access for all albums to someone?
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Google photos app synced w iOS photos

I store photos in my ios photos app. Someone sent me an email with photos attached, and in order to view them I had to install google photos. I mistakenly gave the app access to all my photos and now ...
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Google Photos transfer from account to account

I know there's no easy solution but I'd like to transfer a collection of photos form Jan 2006 to Jan 2022 from an original google account to another one so that that space will be accounted instead of ...
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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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Does clearing one's Google Drive old photo files also remove photos in Google Photos?

Way back when Google Drive was synced with Google Photos - i.e. I've had my photos backed up to Drive with Google Backup & Sync, and they'd automatically show up in Google Photos. I need to free ...
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How do I upload "an old SD card full of photos" to Google Photos (from Windows laptop)?

Context I have an old SD card full of old photos. (I've actually copied the card to a folder on my laptop) Goal Upload all 800 pictures to Google Photos in "one shot". (i.e. All 800 at once. ...
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How to download a Google Drive data files/documents without Google Photos included in the Takeout?

I recently attempted to download all Google Drive data from Takeout. When making my selections such as from "Multiple formats", "Advanced settings", and "All Drive data ...
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Google Form which uses a pre built sign in

Been reading a lot about Google Forms which need a Gmail account to fill in. I'm having another Gmail account only for sharing pictures with club members. Is there a way to create a form to upload ...
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Is it still possible to download all photos from Google Photos, and if so how?

A bunch of my photos ended up getting corrupted on my SD card, and I would like to download my photos from google photos to replace them. However, I'm not sure whether this is still possible. I found ...
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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 share face as album in google photos

There's a great feature in google photos allowing you to share all photos of an individual with an individual It automatically shares photos recognized as David, with David. I have that option, ...
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Remove TikTok videos from Google photos

TikTok downloads videos into the DCIM camera folder - the same folder that the default Camera app saves your own photos/videos in. It's an absurd choice by TikTok to store downloaded videos in your ...
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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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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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