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How to move photos from Google Drive to Google Photos?

While on Google Photos click Upload, (probably upper right corner), then click "Google Drive". If for some reason that didn't work, just read this short official Google help made to answer this exact ...
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How can I view Google Photos that are not in a Google Photos album?

At this time it's not possible. References Google Photos Help Other similar posts Google Photos Help Forum Photos without Album Sep 20, 2016 Searching for photos not in a folder Sep 20,2016 ...
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How can I rotate multiple photos at once using Google Photos?

While you still can't rotate multiple pictures at once, at least now there is a keyboard shortcut to rotate a picture: Shift-R. So click a picture you want to rotate, hit Shift-R (once, or 3 times, ...
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How to move photos from Google Drive to Google Photos?

Login to Google Drive Click on the Settings button () Select Settings Make sure Create a Google Photos folder — Automatically put your Google Photos into a folder in My Drive is checked. Find and ...
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How to move photos from Google Drive to Google Photos?

The only way I found, which is super stupid and as anti-user-friendly as they go (I guess that's the new Google), is to download the files (it will take a while, will create a big ZIP file and might ...
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How can I view Google Photos that are not in a Google Photos album?

So, this is a bit of an old question.. but it still doesn't seem to be solved. Here are some additional people complaining about the issue... How to delete all photos which are not in an album? Not ...
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Where went the Google Photos album "Hangouts"?

Short answer1 Go to https://get.google.com/albumarchive/ There you will found a album named Photos from Hangouts Long answer When you click a photo in the Hangout history you will be sent to an URL ...
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Delete all content from Google Photos

In a browser go to photos.google.com Select Photos from the left side menu Hover over your first photo and then click the checkmark that appears to select it Grab the scroll bar on the right and go ...
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How to Move Google Photos to an Album and Archive them in a single operation?

If you want all the images in the target album to be archived, then this is easy. select all the photos you wish move them to the album view the archive: https://photos.google.com/archive at the top ...
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How to export photos and albums from Google Photos?

Google Photos is one of the products included in Google Takeout. You can even select exactly which albums you want to download. It will take some time, but once the archive is ready you'll receive an ...
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How to get the direct link to an image in my Google Photos?

At this time Google actively changes its image service behavior. Now, there is not any algorithms how to receive direct and permanent links to your shared photos. The URLs are received by the right-...
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How can I sort my files in Google Photos by size?

This is now, finally, possible @ https://one.google.com/storage/management! See the full blog post on it here: https://blog.google/products/google-one/free-features/ And also https://photos.google.com/...
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Wrong person identified by Google Photos

I'm afraid you can't tell Google who the person is, only who the person is not. Open up the "People" album where there's a mistake Select all of the photos that are mismarked as being for the current ...
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How can I modify a photo's date on Google Photos?

Probably recently added by Google, it's now possible to edit the date of photos on photos.google.com itself. Simply open a photo, click on the 'i' information icon and there it is; an editable date.
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Exclude specific Google Drive folders from Google Photos

Create a text file with the name .nomedia into the folder you want to hide from the Photos app. The file itself can remain empty. You can use a File Manager app to create files.
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How to delete all my photos in Google Photos?

After a quick research I found two solutions: The easy one is, and will work in any amount of images: delete from Google Photos folder on your Google drive reference the second one is, but a ...
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Can't tag people in Google Photos

I don't know when it was added, but shortly after the functionality for naming groups of faces in Android and iOS it is now available on the web interface of Google Photos. Click into the "Search" ...
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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?

This is now an option in the settings. https://photos.google.com/settings → Recover storage.
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What's the easiest way to download all albums from Google Photos?

The easiest way to download all albums would be to use the Google Takeout service. It can be used to export data from many Google services, including Photos. If you click the dropdown next to Google ...
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How to remove someone from People results in Google Photos?

I had the same problem. Here's how I fixed it. On a PC, go to: https://photos.google.com/people Click on the 3-bubble menu top right Click on "Show & hide people" Then click on the faces you ...
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Create albums on Google Photos from folders of photos on local disk

There is no way in 2017 to do this. Picasa no longer exists. It surprises me that no 3rd party app has appeared to manage Google Photo upload with combined album creation, I assume Google does not ...
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How can I sort my files in Google Photos by size?

You can try: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/quota You can convert them to high quality so you can reduce the size. https://support.google.com/photos/answer/6314648
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How to rotate video on Google Photos?

Google plus is not available anymore. Steps to rotate Open the Google Photos App on your mobile device Tap on the vide you wish to edit Tap on settings at the bottom of the screen You have the ...
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How is Google reducing file size of my backed up photos when image stats are unchanged?

Google will be resampling the image using a higher level of compression (which your stats don't show). The quality of the image is likely to decrease slightly, although whether this is noticeable to ...
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How to get the direct link to an image in my Google Photos?

It's simple: open photos.google.com open album open any image (black layout will appear) right click mouse button on image copy image URL URL should look like https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/(...
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How to upload existing albums to new (2015) Google Photos?

If you upload using the Google Photos uploader, albums won't get automatically created, but the folder name will get saved with the photo metadata. Try this: after uploading your photos from multiple ...
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How to embed single photo from Google photos album

It's not as straightforward as one would like, but you can do it this way: Find the photo in Google Photos you want to include Open the "Share" menu and click "Get link" Either click the link that is ...
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View photos in Google Maps

There is a bar in the bottom right with three small thumbnails and a double up arrow. This does not show if Google Maps is showing routing, even if the side panel is collapsed. To make this show, ...
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How can I remove duplicates in Google Photos?

Update This method will no longer work. As Google itself says in this link: Upcoming changes to Google Photos & Google Drive From 10 July 2019, Google Photos and Google Drive will no longer ...
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How to upload existing albums to new (2015) Google Photos?

Finally the solution is here. Google added a tiny "Recover Storage" button on the web interface (photos.google.com -> Settings -> Recover Storage). Use Picasa desktop client to upload all your ...
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