Hello, my friends, I have a MAJOR update for you. You might already know my App, but it’s better that ever and worth a try!
The App can now use the official Google Photos API as Data Source, that means that no Google Drive Sync is needed for that mode! All modifications, effects, rotations and so on are visible on the map!
The data source for the location data is your Google Location History. Just follow the instructions on app startup.
I also did major cache and thumbnail improvements, that means that no grey photos should be displayed anymore on the map or in the full-size view. Only the grid view doesn’t request a new thumbnail URL because of backend limits! (In the future I will maybe disable the auto reload on startup, updates will follow ;) )
All your photos will be mapped on the map if you had enabled the Location History by the time. That means that even DSLR and other photos will be displayed with the right location.
Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.levionsoftware.photo_map_for_google_photos
lol heres the full source code for the app, recreated with great care by myself. It took me soo long to open source this code for y'all. /s
/Applications/Google\ Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google\ Chrome --app="https://photos.google.com/" &> /dev/null
Literally just save it as a terminal shell script, give it an icon, put it on the desktop/taskbar, and call it a day. MAC ONLY
You can mass download all (or select albums) from Google Takeout: https://takeout.google.com
Google Photos will realize they've already been uploaded, so it won't reupload/duplicate them.
If you don't want to download all the photos, just some of them - after step 2 click the down arrow next to the toggle and tick the radio button "Select photo albums". From there you'll be able to limit the download to just the albums you want.
If you need a zip extraction app for Android use ZArchiver: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.zdevs.zarchiver&hl=en
You can create a new album and add photos to it directly, https://photos.google.com/albums
This would probably be the best way to upload your photos and keep them in albums. But you cannot do sub folders or albums as you have already stated.
This is what I did when I backed up all my photos. I had about 10 albums so did it 10 times. Including a MISC album for stuff to sort out later, by which I mean I added photos from this MISC album to proper new albums (e.g. 2007 uni) then removed them from MISC so I could make sure every photo was in a album or albums until the Misc album was empty.
To give a kind of subfolder structure you could preface albums, e.g.
(School) Trip 01
That way you can search School and all those albums come in.
Sup guys back from testing: Back Up and Sync doesn't upload media files that have already been backup to your Google Photos :D
If it does start to upload just go here and delete the newly uploaded duplicate files: https://photos.google.com/search/_tra_ ;)
If everyone has a Google account, as long as you create albums and share it to all the relevant people, it will appear in their Google Photos Sharing view (https://photos.google.com/sharing). They can view all albums shared with them here. This will include albums you didn't create though, too. Note: When you create a Shared Album in Google Photos, I believe the default is that the other people are "Collaborators" who can add their own photos, but you can disable this. This should cover your needs - it's how I share photos with my parents & in-laws as well.
The Google Family Group feature doesn't really help you here. The real intent of the Google Family Group feature is to share purchased apps/books/movies, subscriptions to YouTube Premium/Google Play Music, and share payment methods in the Google Play store. In Google Photos, sharing albums with your family group would only save you a few taps/clicks rather than just picking out the same list of 4-6 people every time.
My girlfriend calls me the Google Photos peddler since I recommend it to everyone. It's a wonderful service and so versatile. I reached my storage limit since I decided to upload photos with the Original Quality option. I bought the cheapest plan, 100gb a year for 20 bucks. Pretty good deal and as someone who dabbles in photography and occasionally make poster prints, I do prefer having my photos backed up uncompressed.
The general consensus is that Google Photos does a fantastic job at compressing while keeping photos looking good. And hey free unlimited storage is awesome. But since I want to keep my pictures pristine and untouched it's worth the storage space. I'm not sure how much you're paying for Flickr but I'm sure it's similar depending on how much storage you need.
As for the migration, it won't be the easiest thing in the world. There might be some cloud transfer services like this, http://www.cloudsfer.com/features/.
Or you could take those photos and put them in Google Drive so they slowly pour over to Google Photos.
Yes, it's annoying that the archive feature isn't available everywhere.
One thing you could do, immediately after you upload a bunch, is use the "Uploaded Recently" direct website: https://photos.google.com/search/_tra_ in a browser (either on desktop or in a browser on your phone) because that will show the photos in the order of most recently uploaded (and not have them all get lost in the regular "by date of the photo" view). From here, you *can* multi-select and archive. In fact, what I do is multi-select, add to an album (so I can find them again later) then AGAIN multi-select, and archive.
Many people have been asking for an "Add to Album and then immediately Archive" feature, which would be AMAZING for many purposes, and would be great for what you're describing.
I would look on the web version of Google Photos. If you don't see them in the library, go to "Recently Added Items", perhaps they're uploaded but somehow the time/date is wrong.
> web, sort by last activity, which should show all the pics you just added and delete them. Select first, then shift click the last one to select all. Url for last activity is https://photos.google.com/tra_
Found the link but mine are mixed in. Ugh why cant I just click the add to library button again to reverse the action. Come on google!
I am referring to Desktop uploader which is found here; https://photos.google.com/apps , trying to upload all of my photos again to Google photos...
The photos have already been uploaded previously.
I have had this same problem before but I gave up looking for an answer so I just cleared my photo library on google photos and let it reupload everything again.
So to reiterate, photos stored locally on my hdd, new fresh install of windows onto a seperate hdd with google desktop uploader app installed results in google desktop uploader app scheduling to upload my 15,000+ photos all over again. This is regardless of the fact that all the photos were already uploaded previously to google photos library using the same application.
To confirm, before reinstalling windows the same app was reporting nothingwas scheduled to be uploaded and I could/still can browse my google photos library and see my photo collection.
here is a pic which might help explain it a bit better
That's what a live photo is. iOS produces an image and a video and Apple Photos, Google Photos, etc. just associate the two files together. There is no single live photo file, so there's nothing to convert into. If you download a live photo from GPhotos you'll get both the image and the video, so if you just want to make an image album you can only use the images and disregard the videos.
Regarding not being able to view the videos that you downloaded, you could switch to using mpv, which will play anything.
You can use rclone which eliminates the hassle of manually copying them.
After installing you can configure rclone to sync with gphotos.
Limitations (from their website): "The current google API does not allow photos to be downloaded at original resolution. This is very important if you are, for example, relying on "Google Photos" as a backup of your photos. You will not be able to use rclone to redownload original images. You could use 'google takeout' to recover the original photos as a last resort"
Personally I am fine with the compressed images since they are lighter an the HDD as well.
I use https://f5bot.com/
Timeliner is not for synchronization, just storing and organizing all your media locally on your own computer. It does support Google Photos' API, and also Takeout archives (the Takeout archives are necessary for location EXIF data).
I am not talking about emulator. I am talking about
The thing is I tried it before 2018. Back then it said under device name that it is pixel.
So there may be a hope.
Will try this weekend and share the result.
Confirm that you did not share an album. Go to https://photos.google.com/shared and you'll see everything you've ever generated a link for. It's called shared albums because you can add more photos and videos to a single item after the fact without needing to generate a new URL, which is actually pretty cool. It's possible you shared an album or selected multiple items and generated a share link for them. If that's the case you'll see it in the list. Remember this list shows every single generated link so if you share a lot then the list will be quite long.
I'm the author of jdupes. Windows (since Vista) supports actual hard links on NTFS, and jdupes has supported hard linking on Windows since July 2015. jdupes uses the native CreateHardLink() call on Windows to hard link just like on Linux/macOS/BSD/POSIX-compliant whatever else. NTFS does have a 1024-link limit, though, which jdupes is designed to work around.
Download them all, get a software that detects duplicates and deletes them, create a new google account and upload all remaining pictures > share albums with your main account. You should download them regularly anyway in case you get locked out of your account for some reason.
Software that detects duplicates:
http://www.visipics.info/index.php?title=Main_Page is free but if you have that many pictures or you need something more professional feel free to spend some money on a more advanced tool (there are tons I don't want to turn this post into advertisement though)
Sure, I am using DropIt since I couldn't get Powershell to do what I wanted.
This then let me tweak some of their samples of Associations on there website. So I have two Associations
* Name - Move Images to Folder Based with Year and Month
* Rules - .bmp;.gif;.ico;.jpg;.jpeg;.png;.psd;.tif;*.tiff
* Action - Move
* Destination Folder - H:\Google Drive_Others Photos\Mother's Photos\%YearTaken%\%MonthTaken%
Then I also have one set up to do videos as well in case she has any videos. So I drag her files that are unsorted to the dropIt application once a month or so depending on how often I check. I mostly set it up so I could have an easier time searching for recent photos.
Check under google one. It won't give you count it will give you size.
Note that it can take hours or even days for the GP indicators to catch up
Plus as you might imagine volume has been rather high the last few days to say the least
>Is there a way of searching which photos have been uploaded in original quality as opposed to high quality?
Original vs High quality is an account level setting, not a file level setting. Let me give you an example taken from tests i've done.
1> Create a new account, set to high quality.
2> Upload 5GB. Then check here
Google photos is at 0GB usage.
3> Change setting to original quality, upload 1GB.
4> Check again. Usage is now 6GB. Why? Because account is in original mode. Account cannot be reverted to high quality without deleting and reuploading entirely in high quality mode.
I would recomend that you use files, that may already be on your phonte and has a "save folder" for such imagery.
You'll probably have to get a 3rd party file-management app that lets you use 'Photos' share function, but then only copies the file to anothr folder on your phone.
The one I use is here -- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lonelycatgames.Xplore&hl=en_US
I can copy anything to any folder I want with that.
I have just started to use gFolio on my Android mobile. It can upload new photos to any Google Drive folder. It can also be used as a photo gallery for all photos you have on Google drive.
Hey guys, it's me again. I extended the original photo map app. It supports now your local storage as well as all cloud services in ONE APP! Google Photos, Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox!
The service switcher makes it possible to switch between the sources within seconds! Everything is cached and I did MAJOR improvements in the loading task! Just try it out! It's awesome!
Visit my homepage for support and privacy questions.
(The other Photo Map for Google Photos App has been suspended by Google because I didn't follow their Sign In Guides)
This way written by /u/bluestaples works, but isn't as straight forward, and lacks instructions as to how to set this method up.
The easiest way to get your photos back on your device would be to follow the steps below:
This will be used later to download all of your photos/videos that are already uploaded to Google Photos. For this to be able to download the photos from Google Photos, make sure that you have the setting you referred to " I found a workaround on the Google forums saying that you can automatically add photos to Drive, then download them from there, but when I do that, my camera roll on Photos starts showing duplicates for every single photo" enabled.
To do this, you might want to create a separate folder on your phone. You could name it "New copy of photos & videos". After this is done, you have the freedom to delete all of the photos off of Google Photos via the website. (You can click on one photo, scroll down a few times, hold in the "SHIFT" key, and click another photo. This will select the two photos you clicked on, and all the photos in-between. Delete all the photos and videos in Google Photos.
You get to re-enable automatic uploading of your photos and videos!!! Yaaaaaay. This shouldn't take long, especially if you have the free "unlimited storage" option of Google photos enabled.
If you follow these steps, you will be able to have all of your photos back on your phone, for sharing like you did beforehand. It will be just like it was before, and you won't make the same mistake again. :)
I did it on January this year and even a month or two later on another account and it was still working
Edit: I tried it now and apparently it still works (unless I already enabled it on that account and I forgot)
I used TunnelBear VPN
If you're on Android, then you're talking about "Motion Photos". A Motion Photo does have a "still" version, which you can see if you press the "Motion on/off" button at the top. However, if you're trying to capture a point in the motion that isn't the final "still" photo, here's a method I've done before (Note: it's not super straight-forward and there might be a better way):
1. In the Google Photos app, find the Motion Photo you want to capture a still part of.
2. Tap the vertical "..." on the picture, and select the "Export" option.
3. There should be an "Export as..." pop-up, with options for Video, GIF, or Still photo. Select "Video".
4. The next step is to pause the video and screenshot the moment you want. The unfortunate/annoying thing about Google Photos is that its video player never hides the "Play" button. Many other video players on Android do. So... you'll need to download another video player (VLC for Android is a reputable option), and pause the video at the moment you want, and screenshot it.
And that's the very roundabout way I've taken ~~pictures~~ screenshots of the moment I want out of a Motion Photo. I don't do it often.
If you're on Android, and assuming that you just want a "good enough" photo to view on your phone or tablet, there's a great app I use called "Tool for Google Photos, Picasa" at the Play Store here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=larry.zou.colorfullife
I honestly don't know how it does it, and it takes up relatively little space, but I have tens of thousands of photos offline using this app. Obviously, they're not all full resolution. And, it still relies on the very old API from back when Google used Picasa for photos. So, there's one quirk: photos must be in albums because that's how Picasa worked; there was no photo stream, it was all albums that you uploaded to PicasaWeb. (For me, that's not a problem because I used Picasa even before Google bought it, so all my photos going back to the 90's are in albums, and were automatically converted over to Google Photos albums.)
What this means for current photos, however, is that I make sure EVERY photo in Google Photos gets organized into SOME kind of album... even if it's just like "2017 August." As long as it's in an album, Picasa Tool (as it used to be called, and as the Android icon still reads) can see it. Then, you can choose any albums you want to be downloaded for offline viewing.
I can't say enough good things about this app! It doesn't crash or freeze even when I load it on a new phone and start downloading dozens of albums at a time. It gets ALL my photos offline, and it regularly syncs to fetch any new photos from the albums you've selected for offline use. (If you make a NEW album in Google Photos, it will show up in Picasa Tool, but you'll have to select it for offline viewing to enable the download and sync.) I don't think there's any app that has "just worked" like this one does. It's one of the first apps I install on a new device.
Sorry, though, I don't know of anything similar for iOS if you're on an iPhone. This is Android only.
Maybe I am confused...
The photos appear in the main view of Photos if I scroll down to the correct date on the default page of photos.google.com or in the app on my phone.
Is this what you mean by Photos Library or something else?
1) Check https://photos.google.com if they are there. If they aren't you have just used Photos to look at your photos and haven't synced them.
2) Not all is lost, you can still try to rescue what's on that card. There's a bunch of applications you could use, but what I'd recommend is finding a Linux-savvy acquaintance, give him this article and ask him to apply that to your SD card. I've rescued data of several broken HDDs, USB sticks and SD cards with gddrescue.
First I would recommend the takeout steps already mentioned. Second you can check which photos are already in Google photos using the web page https://photos.google.com. Any photos there are the ones already being saved.
If the albums on your device are local folders that you haven't re-created as Albums in Google Photos, then yes, deleting them will make the albums disappear.
Check what is actually online is the web interface: https://photos.google.com/albums
If they're not there, they'll be gone.
To easily re-create the albums copy all the folders to a PC/laptop and drag them one at a time onto the Photos web interface. It will offer you a chance to create a album each time.
You won't get duplicates, and it will detect they're already up, so it won't reupload them either meaning the operation will be very fast, however it will trigger the "upload successful" workflow which in my opinion makes it faster to create albums from folders.
That's the photo book feature: https://photos.google.com/photobooks
It's not available everywhere, you can find a list of supported countries here: https://support.google.com/photos/answer/9079710?hl=en
Since the price was in a USD the app probably thought for a split second you were in the US.
If you know what date they were uploaded, you could try finding them all that way.
Or sometimes I just type in "IMG" and all photos that start with that filename shoulllllddd pop up. But honestly who the heck knows anymore. I miss Picasa.
The intent is that once photos are deleted from your phone, you don't generally go back and redownload them. If you're fine with social media sharing and you don't want to pay for more storage, you can set the upload quality to high quality instead of original on your phone, and use the link here https://photos.google.com/settings to recover storage READ THIS: once you hit recover, there's no take backsies. the original uncompressed photo is gone forever.
Micromanaging Google Photos is not how to best take advantage of Google Photos and the space limitations, it's just to pay the $1.99 a month, or accept that your photos will be compressed slightly.
nevermind, just noticed there was a preset option on the search page to view by upload date. The url it uses includes underscores - https://photos.google.com/search/_tra_
I can't get this one to work, either by copy/pasting your url or by adding "tra" to the search box on Google Photos. What am I doing wrong?
> The only thing I can think of is if The Chinese Guy (tcg)
Idk why but this sentence is hilarious to me. We're down to acronyms on Mr. TCM. Lmao
>flash something persistent while he had access that the average xda user couldn't detect without some advanced forensic techniques.
I mean, they do have good rep and while that's does not invalidate your point using it for the purpose of unlimited cloud backups dimishes its value. They would have to be able to sign firmware which isn't the level of "persistent" access that afforded by their exploit(s). Meaning users can always factory reset, flash LOS, and use something like Graphene OS Auditor app to validate things.
Sure, although "consented" is a word that is often debated in these contexts.
That being said, you are right, the whatsapp photos are being dumped into the rest of my photos, which makes it totally unsurprising that Google Photos was syncing them. It wasn't uploading them from some other part of my phone I wasn't aware of
Unfortunately no, because Google Photos does not back up or sync files from your phone.
However, there is a third-party app, Autosync for Google Drive.
It can be done in both ways
There's a toggle to select individual images
Once selected app scan and tell which images need fixing
Click start to fix dates
Refer the screenshots in Play Store page of the app
I had "Save to Google Photos" installed for over a year, and recently it just stopped working.
It doesn't say anything about charging when you go to extension options. Weird. I did visit the extension page and it now shows "99 cents per item" Developer <strong>[email protected]</strong>
Sure was a great extension.
I'm now looking for an extension to download to a folder, and then see if there's a way to use IFTTT to push it up to Photos. Here's the IFTTT Google Photos list
Sofar the only applets that send photos to GPhotos are related to phone/android/ios applets. There is no applet that links GDrive, for example, with GPhotos. This limits things a bit.
If I find anything useful I'll post.
Highly recommend using Simple Gallery instead! No ads or in app purchases, and very simple, intuitive, customisable design.
Select all. Delete. This deletes all those contacts that are automatically added.
People you’ve interacted with in Google products, as well as any contacts
you’ve hidden from your list. These contacts appear as
auto-complete suggestions to help you communicate and share.
Go to your Google Account to control how these contacts are saved.
In future if you want to stop this auto adding:
Disable "Contact info from interactions"
I believe you can use IFTTT for this one. Something like this. This is a sample Applet created by me. https://ifttt.com/applets/76810448d-if-new-photo-added-to-album-test-then-upload-photo-to-album
- Not tested.
Might be worth having a look on https://one.google.com/storage/management and check out the Large Files sections. Could be there are a few large cameraphone videos?
No, shared albums where you are not the owner should not be taking up space. (Just make sure you haven't tapped the "save photos" option within the album - this will essentially duplicate the photos to your library and will take up space.)
By the way, where do you see the 9.6GB number? Most google account storage has been unified under one plan these days and that number might include ALL your google storage, including Drive, gmail, etc. If you're a Google One member you can see the breakdown at https://one.google.com/storage.
> account is provided by university
Make sense. Many students share tons <some.mp4> and use the "Upload from Google Drive" to flood GooglePhotos (as videos are free until end of May 2021). Sysadmins can disable these by administrative policy.
Which country are you in?
> Edit: I have tried to upload a picture in this answer but it doesnt work
Do you know imgur or https://imgbb.com/
thanks for the advice. I tried those steps but once i turn off the face grouping setting the people button is removed from albums. If i go to the direct url https://photos.google.com/u/1/people I do not get that popup.
I'll keep trying derivations of your steps though
I think I fixed it myself. For anyone facing the same problem:
Basically follow this url https://photos.google.com/search/_tra_ .
This will display all your photos sorted by uploaddate, which made it very easy to delete all double uploads.
Hope it helps someone.
Found the solution on this page: https://sites.google.com/site/picasaresources/Home/Picasa-FAQ/google-photos-1/how-to/how-to-search-for-photos
For me sync fills up all the free space on my phone and often uses up all my data.
Here is my current work around:
1. Periodically (probably monthly for me) I log into the google photos app, select "device folders", pick the new photos and choose "back up now".
2. Wait for the photos to back up.
3. Log out of the photos app (using menu option "remove active account")
4. When I want to view all my photos that have back up I just use my web browser and go to https://photos.google.com
Yes browsing photos using the browser is a bit slower than having all my photos on my phone, but I usually use the photos search feature to jump to the group of photos I am looking for.
> why not just add "processed" to the filename, and then you can search for that
I'll give it a shot.
> did you try the recent uploads view? https://photos.google.com/search/_tra_
I'm uploading from 2 different computers and it's behind, so I get, right now something it's already uploaded before (duplicate detection apparently doesn't work under the new backup and sync if you move files between folders, so if there were files sitting on my slow drive, and I copy them to my SSD to edit them, google backup and sync apparently doesn't check to see if files were uploaded from a different drive before, but it re-uploads the files that were already backed up on the slow drive, sigh.)
Doesn't seem to be a way to prioritize a certain folder for uploads without manually selecting it.
try putting the jpg in quotes
or maybe if you view them by upload date they'll be grouped together? https://photos.google.com/search/_tra_
or if you search them by exif data? you might be able to search for "lightroom" or "adobe" or something if the program's name gets added to the exif data when editing
What is happening specifically? How are you uploading them? Via the auto backup and sync phone function? They do not automatically go to albums btw...
Check for the pics on the web, use this url to sort by last uploaded https://photos.google.com/_tra_
Btw if anyone has a ProductHunt account, I've just submitted this to ProductHunt - give us a vote if you've got an account! :D
If you access Google Photos on your PC via their WEBSITE then yes they will be deleted because when you will try to delete a photo on their website you will be presented with this warning (read the 2nd warning) http://imgur.com/a/LaSIp
But if you're talking about deleting them from your PC hard drive then no they will not get deleted
I use syncthing:
I have it on my phone and my desktop, and it syncs the DCIM folder on my phone to a folder on my home PC. The home PC folder is part of my scheduled backup, so I have a saved copy too.
So any photos I take on my phone are uploaded to google photos like normal, and also mirrored to a folder on my PC, and backed up weekly.
I had a similar issue, it looked to me that OSX Photos did not really change the time in the EXIF data of the photo (but hey, perhaps I was doing it wrong).
I did a search on reddit, found this thread and used which was suggested there:
I actually used the command line tool myself as I wrote a little script, but there looks to be a version with a GUI.
As a side note, although may not very convenient, you can adjust the date/time on individual photos directly in your library online. Select a photo, click the Info icon and then click the date.
There are a few ways that you can stitch photos together into panoramas.
1.) Manual in Photoshop
2.) There is a Merge photos option in both Lightroom and Photoshop that does all the leg work for you. This is generally what I use.
3.) Hugin - Link
4.) Microsoft Image Composite Editor - Link - This is what I use if Photoshop Lightroom returns bad results. This has the benefit of being able to stitch panoramas from Video
There are plenty of other options but these are the easiest ones I have found.
I just found out about this compress option. I was trying to find out which photos/videos were taking up space on my Google Drive storage, but I haven't found a way to do this. I've been using "High Quality" uploads since they raised the quality bar up to 16MP. I've got a promotional 50GB storage from Motorola, when I purchased a Moto G a couple of years ago. The promotion runs out in about a month and I'm currently using 46.03GB of 67GB of Google Drive space (43.45GB is photos/video).
Anyway, it's being "compressing photos and videos to high quality" now for over 48 hours. If I navigate away from the page (https://photos.google.com/settings) and come back to it, it is still showing the same message, but there is no indication how long it would take. I expected it to take several hours to compress down 40+ GB of photos and video, but several days! When I refresh my storage data graph page, it hasn't changed at all, so I'm wondering if anything is actually happening, or if it's just kind of buggy.
Just wondering if anyone else here had tried this function and what your results were (and how much time it took to complete).
On https://photos.google.com, if you click into the search bar, and scroll right to the very bottom, there's a category called "Videos" that filters out all the videos that you have uploaded. Would that be what you're looking for?
Higher quality editors targeted at prosumer or expert users can cut at the key frames. By doing this, you don't lose quality as there is no re-encoding. It does reduce the exact points you can cut in and out though, because you need to do it on a key frame or you'll get some frames of corrupted video until the next key frame.
I edit this way with Kdenlive. It's been a very long time, but I used to do this with Avidemux too, in Windows (they support multiple OSes).
I've been using SyncBack for many years for syncing and backing up files between servers at work. I recently discovered they have a Google Photos backup option. I now do a nightly backup to my home server of my entire Google Drive and Google Photos library. It's not free, but it's not expensive. It's very easy to use and the "easy" settings will get you going.
Since these photos are so important to me and I don't do a good job maintain my server I also pay for SpinBackup.
If you can't do the "middle man" option of downloading from DropBox onto a computer and then to Google Photos then maybe you need to look at a cloud migration service like this one, https://www.multcloud.com/home
Essentially what you want to do is move data from Dropbox to Google Drive. Once they're in Google Drive it'll be easy to put them on Google Photos. So search for tools that allow you to migrate this way. Maybe even using the free service IFTTT can help you.
From the google FAQ (https://one.google.com/faq/storage):
What happens to my files if I go over my storage limit?
If you go over your storage limit, you won't lose anything. However, you won’t be able to store new files in Google Drive or store new photos or videos in Google Photos, and you may not be able to receive emails with your Gmail address.
Need more room? You can learn more about clearing up space or upgrade to Google One to get more storage.
Go to this
and look for
Large photos and videos
Videos that Google Photos can’t process or play
Look at their ⓘ.
> Here is what it says from my most recent photo.
Look for the ⓘ in large or Unsupported videos
> What does this say?
It still says the same as it did in my original post.
https://one.google.com/storage shows: "Your storage is full. To upload new files and photos, and send and receive email, you need to either manage your storage by freeing up space, or get more storage with Google One." AND "Google Drive 0.58 GB Gmail 8.26 GB Google Photos 14.61 GB"
GP quota allocation has some major quirks. The help files are superficial and don't adequately cover all the details. Some of the docs are so minimal that they can actually be deceptive.
Here is a concrete example of what I'm talking about. This is from an actual test.
Google photos is at 0GB usage because upload was high quality.
4> Check again. Usage is now 6GB.
This shows is that GP will reallocate previously stored media. If it's originally stored as high quality, then you later upload something in original, it will reallocate all at the more expensive rate and it all goes against your quota.
I get into discussions with people who adamantly insist that it doesn't work this way, or at least it shouldn't. But it's tests like this that reveal the actual answer, not what google says or what people vaguely believe.
Yes you can. You do have 15GB of free storage on your Google account, but once that is full the plans start at $2 a month or $20 a year for 100GB. More about the plans here.
Can't seem to - I'm currently at my limit (reached it today) and trying to go to chat or support in one.google.com just takes me to a screen saying I'm over the limit and to sign up for Google One. And the support option seems to only be for Google One members. :-(
No other service comes close in storage costs, or features.
Yes. That storage is shared across all the google services: Gmail, Drive, photos.
You can check your current usage and the amount of storage you use for each service here:
what do you see when you clik this link
But this link https://one.google.com/storage?i=m shows that I'm using 14.86 GB of Google Photos. As I said, I havent found any photo that would use storage when I checked it manually. So I'm curious if Google Drive shows used space anyway and doesn't count it against quota.
Download Google Backup and Sync and this will allow you access a folder full of your Google Photos photos. You can then set the folder as the location to get your screensaver photos from.
Hope this helps.
The Russian Yandesk Disk offers unlimited storage for photos, but as far as I know there’s no recognition algorithm.
If you got an iPhone, iCloud Photos has face recognition.
I've had great luck with Rclone for moving around massive amounts of data between cloud services. It's a bit less user friendly than downloadling/uploading with the formal file sync clients, but if you are interested in ensuring that every single file/folder is duplicated with logs and timestamps to prove it, there is really nothing better out there. Once the files are in Google Drive, you can then integrate with Google Photos :)
I use Resilio Sync to sync my photos directory on my phone to any computer I like. Whenever they are both online (don't have to be at the same location) they will start transferring. If you delete files on any device, that deletion will propagate to the others...so you may want to copy them to another directory on the computer once in a while.
It's free and has worked great to keep various computers and directories and phones in sync.
It's very special indeed. The fact the file sizes are so small is what makes it special. Other encoders produce much worse quality for the same file size.
Check out this and this.
But like you, I choose to keep my originals because that will always be better, economically withstanding.
If you are on android, you can use picture manager (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.duong.picturemanager&hl=en_IN&gl=US) to correct the dates. It can change the date/time as per the file name. The developer is friendly and the app works.
seems like files from apps in android data folder.
Goto file explorer>internal storage>android. Create a file named .nomedia . Not every file explorer sports creating a file. Recommended :https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.speedsoftware.explorer
MAKE A COPY OF YOUR PHOTO/S IN A NEW FOLDER
ENCRYPT THE PHOTO/S USING AN APP LIKE THIS https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lkd.calculator
DELETE PHOTO/S ON GOOGLE PHOTO AND BIN
RESTORE FROM ENCRYPTED APP.
NEW FOLDER WILL SHOW UP ON GOOGLE PHOTOS AS NOT BACKED UP (CLOUD WITH A LINE THROUGH IT)
I have tried to find a forum to comment this, because all existing forums get locked by moderators. Kind of feels like they're limiting freedom of speech at this point.
if i understand you ... all the photos that are on Google Photos are compressed.... this is not the copy to save to your NAS... send the photos on your device to your NAS... so use your camera roll app to find the photos on your device and copy to your NAS...
when you are working out your procedure make sure the file size on your device is the same on your NAS ((( don't use GP ))) to do the transfer
if you have android i would suggest using "Files by Google" app
Well, check Craigslist
Btw nas can be used anywhere, check synology and qnap, they have their own photo library backup,
Well you can just buy one and sync each main phone to a folder and share it to their account though google photos after backup from the main account [pixel]
Like dad share etc.
But I've been looking into NAS services and you can even turn your old computer into one [check yt]
Btw or you can just save it all to harddrive 200gb for 30＄ is ripoff 🧐 in 1 year 360＄ ...you should just get nas or second hand pixel 3
I use onedrive sync app
Pair folder in app to camera folder and to one drive folder
Then sync them automatically with the app
Just organise everything in the one folder you can sync for free
Or find app mod somewhere online
If you need more help write me
This should keep file names and folder structure
Yup I did,
Pixel 3 will be original until 2022 after that it will be free high resolution
I've been doing for a year and a half now to keep originals uploaded for free
I used drivesync but moving to onedrive sync app
Cause google drive trash uses up your main space and cause when I upgraded to google one they take away my free 15 gb space, I bought 100 gb but got +85gb
Pair folder in app to camera folder and to Google drive or one drive folder
Additionally I sync them to my Mac with the desktop client and after pixel uploads them drop the folders on my mac to their specific album on Google photos to stay organized
Just organise everything in the one folder you can sync for free
On pixel camera album all photos in folders will be backed up
If you need more help write me
Has one drive version too
I would put everything on Google drive or one drive whichever is bigger for you or your company provides
Use the app to setup folder sync and drag photos like 100 /day and delete them after pixel upload
Pixel 3 is quite sluggish for me while backuping and organising so I sync my Samsung s10+ to drive and drive to pixel with this app on both after its done
I use my Mac to drop the folders uploaded or files to albums
Example camera folders to camera album
You can see its quick so it doesn't upload the files again just puts them into the album [since pixel already uploaded them ]
Good luck 👍
Additionally I would install youtube advanced for ad-free youtube, you can google it 😀
I have been using Google One for about 2 years now. I also use Google Reward, the credit from Reward pays completely for Google One plus leaving some credit over each month.
I had a Ext HDD a few years ago. Lost all my photos ! It got knocked over and it died. I bet the cost of some backup system with replication would cover Google One costs for a couple of years.
You must delete it manually (gifs)
How do I access default vidoes ? The normal way, by going to gallery or videos installed by default in your smartphone. If you still have trouble access install
Gallery Go by Google for better assistance
The Google Drive app works fine on my side. You may have network limitations.
Besides that, I use File Manager Plus as well.
Maybe try a media re-scan if you are on Android. I think the folder isn't detected by the Photos app. Sometimes I have this issue also.
I just saw this article about a cool app to test this very problem. I'm going to have my friends try it on their Samsung phones. If you try it too, I'll curious to hear the result.
You can edit a photo within Google Photos using Snapseed
do you have an app like camera roll that shows only photos on the device. if not here is a Google LLC app that will alow you to see all the files on your device.
"Files by Google" use it to make sure they are not on your device
Try using an app like Solid Explorer and navigate to the Screenshots folder (Internal Memory > Pictures > Screenshots). Hit the + button, New File, and name it .nomedia
(That's dot nomedia. Nothing else). That's worked for me.
I use this one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alphainventor.filemanager
I go to the WhatsApp sent folder, click on the three dots in the top right, go to view, enable viewing of hidden files, and can see it there.
Yep, first download the image renamer. Set it to rename all images to include date+time and a random or sequential number. There are undoubtably multiple files called IMG00001, renaming first will prevent overwrites.
There's an option for scan subfolders.
You could skip the rename step if you were certain all filenames are unique. I doubt the next step would overwrite images in a mass move, but you would need to test it.
F Stop gallery has an option in the drop down to display all images. Give it just the root folder for the folder mess to scan and then view all media. You can select all images and in the bottom right you can move selected.
I´m using gFolio to sync new camera photos AND being able to browse all my past photos I have on Google Drive. It can even download thumbnails and a lower resolution photo to the phone. So I have all photos (29000) on my phone (8GB). Chromecast works to!