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Google Photos is a photo sharing and storage service developed by Google. Questions about usage and problems should generally be asked at webapps.stackexchange.com unless they involve integration with PC-based software.

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Showing pictures on a map in the web version of Google Photos [closed]

On my phone, the Google Photos app can show my pictures as a heatmap on an overlay of a Google Maps map. I have yet to find something similar on the web version. Is this possible? I frequently find ...
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Computer folders backing up images/videos to Google Photos and those images/videos on Google Photos are not talking to each other

If I have a file on my computer, like .txt document, in a folder backed to Google Drive (via the Google Drive app on my computer) and I edit this document using a text editor on my phone, the changes ...
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Google Accounts glitched somehow

I have been trying to download an archive that I had uploaded to my Google Drive from Facebook. When I try to download the folders, though, it says it's preparing a zip and then it never downloads. ...
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Backing up Google Photos collection to an external microSDXC card (with a exFAT filesystem)

SWIM has a Motorola moto e5 play with Android 8 as the OS. This individual wants to backup their entire photo (& video) collection stored on Google Photos, and move it entirely onto a 128GB ...
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How to download data from google account when you run out of space?

I run out of space on google (used 14.5GB of 15GB). This means like 9GB of photos and 5 GB of email attachments. I want to download everything and then clean the cloud. I realized google does not ...
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Google Photos on Windows 10 Screensaver

I'm trying to set up an automated screensaver for my parents on their Windows 10 machine. Idea being a few minutes of idle time then shows random pictures from Google Photos. Right now Windows has a ...
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Google Photos - is it possible to autosync it with PC?

so I know that since 2019 there have been some changes so the Google Drive app no longer works with Photos (somehow). If I setup Google Drive to mirror my files, weirdly it works the way that all ...
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Not seeing my mac from google drive settings

Re-install multiple times, granted full disk access to google drive. but not able to see my mac shows up in the left menu. any idea? i am on mac 12.2.1, mac book pro (intel chip) What I see from ...
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Replacing the media creation date of each file in a folder with last modifictaion date automatically

I got a folder of about 1000 videos (downloaded from Snapchat). The encoded media creation date (not to confuse with the file creation date) of the videos is incorrect, but the last modified time ...
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Uploading photos to google photos

I have over 22gb of photos to be uploaded to google photos. I have 2 options, upload photos through website or use google backup and sync app. My question is does using app speedup things and save ...
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Google photos with Gsuite - unable to sign in

I have enabled Google Photos in the domain admin panel but I still do seem to be able to login to Google Photos on my android device. I get the following. When I click my account in the Hamburger bar....
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How can I find photos that are not in an album with Google photos

I use the Photos app from Google (photos.google.com). When I organize my photos into albums, I often lose track of which photos I have already added to an album and which are still 'unassigned'. ...
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Google Photos - how to enable face recognition in country's of europe where this function is blocked?

how to turn on function called face recognition in Google Photos in europe where it's forbidden? I tried this solution with TunnelBear VPN and others VPN but it's only shows me in settings this ...
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How to sync google photos to google drive or local desktop [closed]

Is it possible to sync or backup google photos to my local PC, now that google removed the photos->drive sync? Any 3rd party software is also considerable...
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How can I sync my photos on my Windows PC with Google Photos now that Google Drive is no longer synced automatically with Google Photos?

I used to just drop them in the Google Drive/Google Photos folder and they would be uploaded automatically, but now that Google Drive is no longer synced with Google Photos, I don't know what to do... ...
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Google Photo Shared libraries, then edit photos. But new versions will not be synced

As I described in the title. Google Photos only shared the original photos via shared libraries. Any edits by the original own will not be synced to the other party. It is a little bit annoyed since ...
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Google photos chrome extension with fast preview [closed]

I am looking for extension for Google Photos within chrome browser which will allow fast preview of the pictures (without changing the page) - similar to "SPACE" in MacOS Finder. If there are any ...
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Google Photos sync to Windows

Ok, this is a long shot but let's see if is anyone have an answer. I'm using Google Photos and the Windows desktop app "Backup and Sync". When I upload a picture on my computer (e.g. from my camera) ...
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Push local photos to google photos [closed]

Formerly I used Google Photo Uploader to just push my local photos from the laptop to google photos. That's exactly what I need. No syncing etc., only one-way push. Unfortunately after urging the ...
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Google Photos sync uploader shows successful upload but photos are not appearing on the website

I installed and configured the sync client on my desktop yesterday. It shows everything except one large video has uploaded. When I visit the website, nothing is there. I've tried loading the website ...
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How can I backup all my Google Photos / Google Drive automatically on linux?

I have around 40Gb of photos in google photos, along with a lot of other stuff in google drive, which I'd like to back up automatically. Right now I'm having to go into my profile and create a ...
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Google Sync backs up non-media files

Google Backup and Sync on my Mac is configured to only sync photos and videos. Yet I see it made a backup of “photos.db” and “store.cloudphotodb” from Apple Photos, among other things. I only want ...
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How does the new Backup and Sync treat existing Google Drive users?

Google has upgraded both Google Drive and Google Photos' softwares into a single software called "Backup and Sync". Until now one had to backup/sync everything into a special folder called "Google ...
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Picasa shared albums to Google Photos [closed]

Googles announces that Picasa will turn off early ( We’ll start rolling out these changes on May 1, 2016 ) But we have a lot of shared content on Picasa: https://picasaweb.google.com/amicscastellsf ...
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photo deleted from Google Drive does not properly delete from Google Photo device [closed]

I am testing out Google Photos. For the most part, it works nicely. It even integrates reasonably well with Google Drive, as advertised (I can view Drive photos in Google Photos and vice versa) ...
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How to share family pictures using Google Photos, Drive and Picasa? [closed]

Google released a great app called Google Photos this year, which also enables you to store/backup your pictures using a dedicated folder in Google Drive. Nearly all pictures are family pictures, so ...
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Most of my photos have uploaded to Google photos, but not by me

How can it be that most of my photo archive has uploaded to Google photos without me every knowing it? I have no idea how they got there, and no idea how to stop this from happening again. If it helps,...
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Find missed uploaded files from Google Photos

I recently uploaded my personal photos to google photos but it seems it did not upload all my photos. I have around 20k photos so manual checking is not feasible. I tried removing the data folder ...
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How to compress photos already uploaded to Google Plus / Google Photos ? [closed]

I reached my Google account storage limit because I didn't take care to the fact that the sync of my photos via Google Plus and Google Photos is done with the initial size of the photos (limited ...
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Google Photos desktop backup uploader and mapped network SMB shares

I've got a network drive mapped/mounted on both OS X and Windows 8.x. The respective Google Photos desktop uploaders are configured to read that drive, and indeed recognizes the files on the mounted ...
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