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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to merge multiple Google Photos libraries into a new account including albums

I've accumulated a number of Google Photos accounts over the years which were pretty meticulously kept. There are lots of albums in each and lots of photos have many edits. I am trying to combine ...
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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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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 share Google Photo "Albums" by default to another user account

A user has two G-mail accounts: user.photo@gmail.com user@gmail.com How to configure sharing upon creation of an albums from the user.photo@gmail.com account to the user@gmail.com account?
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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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I cannot access a google account because forgottrn password plus recovery is difficult have no access to old phone [duplicate]

Recover account Don't have access to recovery phone number or email address thats listed for my account
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transferring all photos via Shared library method (failed)

I have a google account with domain @gmail.com Let this be account A I have an google workspace account with domain @somedomain.com Let this be account B. I would like to transfer all photos ...
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Is it possible to use Google Lens from the desktop version of Google Photos?

I frequently use the Google Photos application on my Android phone, where I make use of the Google Lens feature there. Right now I'm managing my photos from the Google Photos web application in ...
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"High quality" setting when upload image to Google Drive

I wrote a script to upload images to my Google Drive account. However, the storage space is limited and it'll soon be full if I keep uploading images. I know that in Google Photo, you have a setting ...
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Is there a way to rotate a video in Google Photos (without duplicating)?

In the Android App seems you'll have to rotate and then save a duplicate and in the webapp I did not even find such an option. Weird, since in 99% of usecases you don't wanna keep the wrongly rotated ...
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Is there any circumstance in which Google Photos and Google Drive loses everything at once?

A friend of mine insists she has lost all her Google Photo backups and everything from her Google Drive. It's all empty and nothing in the trash. She had some cellphone get destroyed and got another ...
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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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Does using a photo from Google Photos in a Google Doc cause it to be counted twice against the storage allocation?

Photos in Google Photos count against the storage allocation for the account (though some have a billing waiver in effect, if taken on a Pixel phone). If such a photo is incorporated into another ...
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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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A better photos/backup management strategy?

(I'm not sure this is the right stackexchange site to ask this question, if I'm wrong please tell me.) My current backup strategy for all important files (documents, photos, videos, music, scripts, ...
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A tool that could recreate my Google Photos albums locally using my original photo files?

Now that Google Photos has changed its storage policy; I would like to move out of their service. Thing is, i’m using it since years; and on the top of that, my account setting was to compress the ...
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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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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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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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Do .apdb or .db files have any use inside Google Drive or Google Photos?

I'm trying to free up space in Google Drive. I came across a bunch of files with .apdb and .db extensions that look like photo library files such as Properties.apdb, Library.apdb, Photos.db, and ...
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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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