Not sure how to get the most out of Google Photos? Don’t worry, learn useful tips on storage, albums, and editing, and you’ll be up and running in no time!
If you’re EXTRA like me, you can insert animated GIFs into slides, docs, gmail, etc.
To do this, within the web version of Google Photos:
(These 6 tips are about storage)
Go to photos.google.com/storage to see how much storage you have left. Google also estimates how much time you have until you run out!
You can manage your files under “Review and delete”.
You can do the same over in Google Drive and Gmail!
For all users surviving off the free 15GB plan, this will be a huge life saver:
If you’re an Android phone user…
If you’re a control freak and want 100% control over your storage?
You can manually select which images to upload by clicking the cloud icon above your image.
(This tip is about albums)
I created a “Work x Life” folder so I can easily share photos in this album with my corporate account. This is helpful when you want to share photos from your personal advice without having to transfer photos back and forth!
(These 2 tips are about editing)
Want to turn your Google Photos into professional looking headshots for a corporate presentation like this? 🥸
After you’ve done that…
If you’re an Android user, you got the competitive edge on this one. I personally find the “Color Pop” and the “Portrait light” filters super cool 😎
In the Google Photos search bar, you can look for images by location.
This is very handy if you want to select multiple photos from a trip and add them into a single album.
There are a couple neat tricks you can do when searching on your mobile app:
If you go to the photos tab on the mobile app, you can see memories from 1 year ago, 2 years ago, etc. 💭
Now you can go on a trip down memory lane and be all up in your feels.
Next time, when you take a photo and favorite it on your iPhone, it will automatically show up in the favorites folder within Google Photos!
For those of you who love to travel:
This shows a heat-map of all the places you’ve visited and the photos you took there! 🌎
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