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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Sync some deletions to google photos from iPhone [closed]

I frequently take redundant photos without deleting them. Yesterday, I was on Apple Photos deleting all the redundant ones on my phone. I did this all the way to February, deleting about half the ...
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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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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 can I insert a video from Google Photos into an email using Gmail?

Composing an email in Gmail, I can insert photos from Google Photos as attachments or links easily. But videos in my Google Photos account do not show in the list of media... is there a way to share a ...
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How do I save a photo including location from a shared album or even see the location?

Google seems to be removing the location from all photos from others in shared albums. Is there any way to get this data back? I don't see the location in the web UI I downloaded the album from the ...
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Google photos link sharing: private or public

I just posted this on the Google product support forum, but I might receive more feedback here. What I wonder is whether Google photos would detect and stop brute force album share link discovery ...
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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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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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Syncing Google Photos to Google Drive?

Google previously had a way of having a Google Photos folder in Google Drive. So that anything say automatically synced into Google Photos would be shown in Google Drive. But recently (2019), they ...
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Is there a way to find out which photos are taking up space in Google Photos?

I need to recover space due to 1.53 GB of photos taking up my google drive quota. However, before I go ahead and compress these photos using the recover space tool, I want to know which photos I am ...
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How can I automatically sync deleted photos between my desktop and Google Photos?

Now that Google has decoupled Google Photos and Google Drive, Photos no longer syncs with my desktop Mac. Whereas before, deleting an image from the web app/Finder also removed that image from the ...
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Is it safe now to delete the Google Photos folder from Drive?

Starting in July 2019, Google Photos and Google Drive are no longer synced. That's great. I still have a Google Photos folder in my Drive, and I understand that's expected. But I can't find any ...
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Connect Google Photos to Google Drive

Google Drive Settings list an option to "Create a Google Photos folder." Checking it proposes to "Automatically put your Google Photos into a folder in My Drive." I want to do this, but whenever I ...
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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 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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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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How to synchronize deletions between Google Photos web and Android app?

I have Google Photos syncing with my laptop and my phone Android app. If I create photos on my Android Photos app, they are synced to the Photos website and to my laptop. If I delete photos from ...
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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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Is there a way to force Google Photos to recognize new faces?

I have "Face grouping" enabled in my Google account and I can see around 10 faces successfully tagged when I go to my Albums. However, there's a lot of other people who are not tagged, as well as some ...
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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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How to control the order of images displayed within a Google Photo Album?

I want to be able to control the order of the images that are displayed in a Photo Album. I do not want them to be displayed vertically as well. The use-case is to upload scanned images one by one ...
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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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Why isn't "info" icon in Google Photos showing up for me?

I created a link to share a photo in Google Photos. When I view this photo under my own account I see an "info" button (an "i" with a circle around it) that I can click to see things like when the ...
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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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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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How can I find pictures in Google Photos in which multiple people that I specify appear together?

I know how to use Google Photos to find pictures which have a given person in them, for example showing pictures of "Christopher" or "Michael". How can I find pictures in Google Photos in which ...
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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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Migrating from flickr to google photos

With flickr putting the kibosh on unlimited photos with the free account I'm wondering if there is a known automated way to migrate thousands of photos from my flickr account to google photos. I've ...
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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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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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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 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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Counting files from either Photo or Drive App

The goal is to download all photos stored on Google: then verify that all photos are downloaded with a file count. Photos were synced / backedup with Google-Photos. The procedure to use Google-...
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In Google Photos, how share (or copy) entire Favorites album?

Unlike other albums, the share icon isn't present in the upper right when the album is open. Is there a way to share it? Alternately, if I could copy the album as it exists now, then I could share ...
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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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How to move Google Photos albums to Google Drive folders?

This is the closest question the web and is closed to replies: How can I copy a Google Photo Album into a shared Google Drive Folder? [edit] Summary: Can you copy an organised album of photos via ...
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How to delete duplicate photos from Google Photos, some stored on Google Drive AND Google Photos and some are ONLY on Google Photos

I recently un-synced and then re-synced a folder containing lots of photos using Google back-up and sync. Un-syncing the folder removed all the photos from Google Drive but not from Google Photos so ...
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Adding location data to Google Photos

In Google Photos, when I view an individual photo in my web browser and click on the "i" (with a circle around it) to bring up the photo info, at the bottom of the info it says "Where was this taken?" ...
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How to transfer photos from Google Drive to Google Photos

Is there a way to transfer some photos/videos from Google Drive to Google Photos (same account) without the need to download all the files and then uploading them again?
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Easiest way to move Google Photos from one account to another

I have a work Gmail account that unfortunately has all my photos attached to it. If I were to share the photos with my home Gmail account and the work account was deleted would my old photos go with ...
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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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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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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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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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Google Drive and Google Photos

When you create the folder "Google Photos" in Drive. Is that just a pointer or is it an actual folder with all the pictures from Photos taking up storage in drive?
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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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Is it possible to download EXIF GPS info from Google Photos?

Google Photos has this nice feature of geotagging pictures even if they didn't have EXIF GPS info. It does it based on your Android devices GPS history. When downloading photos however, the GPS ...
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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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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 ...