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  1. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Are you talking about the Google Search bar, or the search function for Google Photos?
    11-19-2015 05:18 PM
  2. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Are you talking about the Google Search bar, or the search function for Google Photos?
    The search function in Google Photos. The question mark.

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    11-19-2015 06:33 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Open Google Photos, swipe in from the left, tap Settings, and make sure Group Similar Faces is turned on.
    11-19-2015 06:39 PM
  4. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Open Google Photos, swipe in from the left, tap Settings, and make sure Group Similar Faces is turned on.
    It seems that this is the area I need to poke around in. I must have changed a setting inadvertently. Thanks for your help with this. You always set me straight.

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
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    11-20-2015 05:52 AM
  5. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Just started using Outlook on my smartphone for email. I get a email with a embedded picture. I can't see that picture unless I click on a paper clip icon. After I do that the picture displays. I want to put it in Google photographs. How do I do that? And is there a workaround? Thanks

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    12-09-2015 09:16 AM
  6. IMANUT46's Avatar
    I know that Google Photos are stored in the cloud. Are gallery photos stored locally, and if so, does that decrease storage on the phone? Thanks.

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    01-02-2016 06:17 AM
  7. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    Yep, that's how it works. (You can see what's on your phone in Google Photos by going to "Device Folders" in the GP sidebar drawer thing.)

    You can, however, tell Google Photos to remove pics from the phone once they've been sync'd, thus freeing that space back up. Look for "Free up device storage" in GP settings.
    01-02-2016 07:43 AM
  8. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Thanks. That was a big help. One more question please. When I take the camera to Walgreens for hard copies, their machines only read from photos in the GALLERY, not from Google Photos. Why is that? I'm open to suggestions. Thanks.

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    01-02-2016 09:48 AM
  9. Janet E C's Avatar
    Your photos are on the cloud, not on your phone. You probably need to download them to your phone. Next time, print them off before erasing them from your phone.
    01-02-2016 07:48 PM
  10. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Your photos are on the cloud, not on your phone. You probably need to download them to your phone. Next time, print them off before erasing them from your phone.
    Thanks. If I want to print the photos at Walgreens on their photo printer, I download the photos from Google Photos. They end up in my Gallery. I then go to Walgreens and print them. Otherwise, I don't understand the purpose of the gallery. It seems like a waste of storage space. What am I missing?

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    01-03-2016 06:19 AM
  11. IMANUT46's Avatar
    In many cases, when selecting photos, only photos in the GALLERY are offered. The photos in Google PHOTOS are not offered. I don't want to have two apps of duplicate photos. I know that GOOGLE PHOTOS are stored on the Cloud, but where are the photos in the GALLERY stored? Are they on the smartphone, taking up valuable storage. When I take the phone to Walgreens for printing photos, their machines only read from photos in the GALLERY. Your help please.

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    01-11-2016 05:09 AM
  12. ironass's Avatar
    Open any photo in Gallery > Menu (3 dots) > More info > Details > Path... this will show you the location in which a particular photo is stored.
    01-11-2016 05:40 AM
  13. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Open any photo in Gallery > Menu (3 dots) > More info > Details > Path... this will show you the location in which a particular photo is stored.
    Thanks. So my question is ;since the photos in the GALLERY Are stored in the smartphone and uses storage space, and the same photo is in Google Photos, why do I need the gallery, other than getting them printed at Walgreens

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    01-11-2016 07:20 AM
  14. Feldon's Avatar
    Gallery is an ASOP application. You cannot remove it.
    01-11-2016 08:27 AM
  15. ironass's Avatar
    If you clear off the photos from your device to save space, then be aware that you will need a signal, data or Wi-Fi, every time you wish to view a photo from the cloud and will increase your data usage.
    01-11-2016 10:41 AM
  16. IMANUT46's Avatar
    If you clear off the photos from your device to save space, then be aware that you will need a signal, data or Wi-Fi, every time you wish to view a photo from the cloud and will increase your data usage.
    Thanks. You answered my question. I can always depend on you to solve most of my problems. Thanks again.

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    01-11-2016 01:01 PM
  17. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Can google photos be installed on a Windows 7 laptop? If so, how do I bring photographs that are in Picasa on the laptop to google photographs after Google photos is installed? Thanks

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    02-11-2016 11:24 AM
  18. DenverRalphy's Avatar
    Yes, Google Photos can be installed on a Windows PC (though the PC app isn't much more than an uploader). Google Photos and Picasa access photos from the same source. If you use Google Photos, all of your Picasa Photos/Albums/etc.. will already be there.
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    02-11-2016 11:55 AM
  19. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Yes, Google Photos can be installed on a Windows PC (though the PC app isn't much more than an uploader). Google Photos and Picasa access photos from the same source. If you use Google Photos, all of your Picasa Photos/Albums/etc.. will already be there.
    When you say that the PC version is available by uploader. What do you mean by that? How would i download Google photos from the web on to the laptop? Thanks again for all your help.

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    02-11-2016 01:24 PM
  20. DenverRalphy's Avatar
    When you say that the PC version is available by uploader. What do you mean by that? How would i download Google photos from the web on to the laptop? Thanks again for all your help.

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    I meant that I think the Google Photos app for the PC isn't much more than a simple uploader that automatically syncs your images/pics to Google Photos, and that anything else is handled by using the Google Photos site via Web Browser. I could be mistaken though.
    02-11-2016 04:15 PM
  21. IMANUT46's Avatar
    OK

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    02-12-2016 04:53 AM
  22. Feldon's Avatar
    Picasa has about 50x the functionality of Google Photos. If you want to be able to manage photos on your laptop, install Picasa there.
    02-12-2016 08:46 AM
  23. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Picasa has about 50x the functionality of Google Photos. If you want to be able to manage photos on your laptop, install Picasa there.
    That's interesting. I used Picasa when I first got the laptop, but didn't do much with photos, I've been using Google Photos for a while now and thought it was very good at what I wanted to do.
    Since I have the smartphone and the wife uses the laptop, I could hold her hand if we were both using the same program. Her digital camera is not working, so she uses my smartphone to take photos, and then I email them for her to edit in Picasa. I was just trying to simplify the process. Thanks for listening to my tale of work.

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    02-12-2016 09:35 AM
  24. DenverRalphy's Avatar
    Picasa has about 50x the functionality of Google Photos. If you want to be able to manage photos on your laptop, install Picasa there.
    Yeah, Google Photos does still need some work. One feature missing from Google Photos is the ability to get a link for inserting images into forum/blog posts. So I still use Picasaweb to retrieve those links.
    02-12-2016 09:45 AM
  25. Feldon's Avatar
    There's a long history of Google having two solutions to everything, even though one unified product would serve customers much better:
    Google’s product strategy: Make two of everything | Ars Technica

    Even though the Picasa web interface is extremely dated, it STILL has core functionality that is missing from the Google Photos interface. It's just astonishing that they won't either update Picasa or fill out the feature set of Google Photos. Picasa is still one of the best photo managers available for PC.
    02-12-2016 10:20 AM
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