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 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 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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Is there a "best way" to send Google feedback?

I did use the feedback thing, but I have no idea if that is the best way. I'll be honest, I don't think they will ever read it, but I wanna try all my options. If this helps, my feedback is about a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Do Google Photos' images take up quota when appearing in Google Drive's Google Photos folder?

In the following scenario: Google Photos is set to "high quality", i.e. not included in quota Google Drive always seems to take quota for media Google Drive is set to show Google Photos Will images ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Google Photos is using all of my quota even though I'm uploading as "High quality"

I have a 25 GB limit and have been uploading JPEGs to Google Photos. I have set it in Google Photos options so they are uploaded as High quality (free unlimited storage), and verified that they are ...
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Which Google Photos are not on my device?

I have Google Photos app on my phone set up so that every picture I take with my phone ends up also on Google Photos online. Sometimes, however, it asks me if I want to free up space on my phone by ...
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Sync Photos and Videos with Google Backup and Sync tool for Windows

I am using the Backup and Sync app from https://photos.google.com/apps to backup my Photos and Videos to Google Photos, it works but the problem is I am uploading 1TB of photos and videos and the ...