10-30-2017 05:12 PM
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  1. jianrong's Avatar
    I dont use google photo. Just not as good as syncing compare to icloud photo backup. I just backup to computer and external from sdcard occasionally. Sure its an hassle for not replacing when copying.
    08-23-2016 07:23 AM
  2. eewwyeah's Avatar
    you are not alone with this. I've been having issues with this since I got my S7E. It happens, goes away, then reappears. I have been back and forth on one of the google forums discussing this same issue, but to no avail.
    08-23-2016 04:00 PM
  3. SpookDroid's Avatar
    But are you getting duplicates UPLOADED? Mine was showing duplicates (doesn't seem to be doing it now, though) in Photos, but it never uploaded duplicates (when going to Photos on the web I only saw a single copy).
    08-23-2016 04:31 PM
  4. everlightdark's Avatar
    Google photos always does this where they upload the photo that you originally took and then make a copy and then modify it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-23-2016 08:22 PM
  5. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Google photos always does this where they upload the photo that you originally took and then make a copy and then modify it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Different things. This is not the "Magic wand" picture that you can edit in Photos. This is the mobile app showing duplicates of the same picture with different file paths (actually one doesn't even have a file path).
    08-23-2016 08:25 PM
  6. hp79's Avatar
    Happening randomly on my S7 Edge as well. Not only the photos, but the videos are also duplicated and file names end with ......(1).*
    I have a Verizon S7 Edge with 935U ROM on it, so there's no carrier crap.

    Initially I thought this was happening because of the app I have called "SyncMe" touches my photos while backing everything up to my computer. (I have it setup as one way sync, when on wi-fi and while charging)

    I have GooglePhotos backup set to backup original size only when on wifi and while charging.
    It's really annoying seeing duplicates getting downloaded in my GoogleDrive on my macbook. I then delete all these, but after a day or two they are back. WTF.
    08-29-2016 02:39 PM
  7. LindaRog's Avatar
    I experienced the same thing with the Android app and I exceeded my data through repeated auto-synch of photos.
    08-30-2016 02:02 PM
  8. wgs84's Avatar
    But are you getting duplicates UPLOADED? Mine was showing duplicates (doesn't seem to be doing it now, though) in Photos, but it never uploaded duplicates (when going to Photos on the web I only saw a single copy).
    I'm having this problem on my S7. The Google Photos app on my phone shows some photos as duplicates, but the duplicates aren't actually uploaded. I know this because looking at my photos on the web, I only see one instance. The same is true if I look at my photos from my tablet. This is only happening on my phone. Also, when you check out the properties of the duplicate photos in the Google Photos app, it's clear that it's showing the online-only version as well as the local version. My guess is that something is happening to either the online-version or local-version, which causes the Google Photos app to think that they're different photos, but then I wouldn't know why duplicates don't get uploaded. One exception: a video that I took got uploaded twice.

    I've already sent feedback on this to Google. You guys ought to do the same and just hammer them with feedback.
    09-05-2016 04:02 PM
  9. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I haven't seen the issue anymore on the Note 7, so can't send any usable feedback and like we've said, I only saw the duplicates on the device, not on the actual backed up files.
    09-06-2016 11:13 AM
  10. Marc Rees's Avatar
    Guys I had this problem for ages and it was bugging the hell it of me so thought I would share the solution.

    I realised I was getting duplicates uploaded because of 'event' creation within the stock gallery app. They are only created when multiple photos are taken in a period of time which also explains the randomness of duplicates.

    I turned off events in the stock gallery settings and the duplicates have stopped!

    Hope that helps.
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    09-11-2016 12:48 PM
  11. lutin's Avatar
    Guys I had this problem for ages and it was bugging the hell it of me so thought I would share the solution.

    I realised I was getting duplicates uploaded because of 'event' creation within the stock gallery app. They are only created when multiple photos are taken in a period of time which also explains the randomness of duplicates.

    I turned off events in the stock gallery settings and the duplicates have stopped!

    Hope that helps.
    I think you've cracked it! Was looking at some of the photos and videos created under that Event thing and sure enough, many, if not all of my duplicates were there.

    Nice work Sherlock!
    09-12-2016 10:34 AM
  12. luckywabbit's Avatar
    I have changed my setting a week ago and though I haven't taken many photos I am seeing this duplicate photo issue again on at least a couple of photos. Not sure what is going on. Was saving to SD card. Going to switch to save to Phone and see if this happens again. I think in addition to Events something else still creating duplicates.
    09-18-2016 10:50 PM
  13. zaeemmirza's Avatar
    Is anyone seeing the duplicates in the web version or in other synced devices or just in the S7 Edge? In my case, the duplicates are just in the Photos app on the Edge. If I go to another device or the web version, no duplicates there.
    I have duplicates on Google photos on the phone and on the web. I used to manually delete earlier when I saw this couple months ago then I stopped it as I have lots of space on the Google drive but yes need a better solution. I think it's making a copy of the HDR pics.
    09-25-2016 11:47 PM
  14. wetworkM's Avatar
    I dont think they are "duplicates" of photos so to speak. Ive come across this as well, but I have a feeling its "date modified" related. Hear me out.

    I have a Samsung S7 and I use 1 second everday to cut snippets of movies together, cool app. To save a snippet on a particular day it uses the date of the video or photo that you want to use. I dont cut snippets to the app everyday, but usually wait for a week or two to string a whole bunch together.

    A few times I have gone to use the app and it tells me there are no videos taken in a series of random days, even though I KNOW that I have. Go in and check my camera roll, sure enough the videos are there with the filename being captured on that day. Go into the online section of google photos, yep, its there and backup up to the same day it was taken. But then after checking the details of the video it has a different date modified date on it ... and its being backed up to google photos AGAIN as it being taken on the day it was modified, so am ending up with duplicate media on google photos. Even though A) its already been backup up and B) the date modified date has been changed "somehow" ...

    I have NO idea how the date of some media is being changed, there is no concrete structure to the videos that are modified. Only its all media from X day or day/s.

    Maybe you guys could do the same with your duplicated media, check the date of them on your device and see if its the same thing ?
    10-05-2016 11:23 PM
  15. gazzaw26's Avatar
    You're absolutely spot on, I realised last night, it was only photos I had edited or modified in some way, it can't work out if it's a duplicate or not, it should give you an offer to replace the original, but it's bugged me for several months, but the option to delete should also have a delete all versions, not just device copy, at least I can now manage the situation, but what a faff to sort out, Google could give better support on such things
    10-13-2016 04:51 AM
  16. muziqaz's Avatar
    For me duplicates appear whenever I share the photo either on facebook or flicker. And has anyone checked their camera folder through PC? Every photo has folder of the same name. So I have 100 photos, and next to them I have 100 folders with identical names as photos. I have no idea what's the reason for all this, but I do not approve :/
    10-18-2016 12:55 PM
  17. Don Teeter's Avatar
    I am seeing this problem from a different perspective which suggests the problem is with the phone.

    I use a Galaxy S6. I was seeing duplicate photos and videos when they were automatically uploaded to Dropbox. I found it very annoying and assumed it a Dropbox bug. But I opened a ticket and worked with them on it. I determined that the phone alters the photo files some hours after they were taken, and if by then it had been uploaded to Dropbox, then the new version is uploaded as a duplicate, whereas if the backup hasn't happened yet, we don't see a duplicate, just the modified file.

    I don't know what my phone does to pictures but it adds 57 bytes and this is evidently the change that triggers upload. Nor do I know when it happens. Sometimes an hour after the picture was taken, sometimes many hours. Maybe on those occasions there is no duplicate in the cloud, that modification had happened within minutes.

    Camera / phone manufacturers need to address this. I don't know what to do but having duplicates in backup creates too much extra work.
    02-11-2017 06:17 PM
  18. lutin's Avatar
    You may have already tried this, but have you turned off "Events" in the S6 gallery application?

    I used to have the "duplicates" issue, but it has completely disappeared since turning off the automatic creation of Events.
    02-13-2017 04:03 AM
  19. Alanhd's Avatar
    You may have already tried this, but have you turned off "Events" in the S6 gallery application?

    I used to have the "duplicates" issue, but it has completely disappeared since turning off the automatic creation of Events.
    I saw this when I started to use events as well.
    02-13-2017 05:31 AM
  20. KatieBlue's Avatar
    Same issues on S7 Edge. Could it be tied to the issue that Photos app has when you try and delete an image that is on the SD? When I try that it tells me that it can't delete image because the app doesn't have access to my SD card. Which is not true.
    Im trying to figure out how to give it access bc every time I try to delete in photos, and bc there are duplicates it's often (I thought I was crazy or trigger happy or something! So glad to see this post!) but it says I can't delete in photos until I give SD card access but I don't know how! The camera and the app have every permission granted that im aware of! Can u help? So far GP hasn't been any help.
    02-22-2017 08:45 PM
  21. jennyjo1967's Avatar
    Well. Chiming in in 2017 and I'm STILL getting dups. And totally random, as was stated in someone else's post. I'm on a S6 edge. Arrrgh!
    Any update on this issue is greatly appreciated

    UPDATE:
    just saw the post about turning off "events" in photos. Can someone tell me where to find this?
    THANKS A TON!
    04-14-2017 02:08 PM
  22. the matrix's Avatar
    I'm using a OnePlus 5 with Android 7.1.1 and I'm also suffering this annoying bug
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    10-03-2017 06:37 AM
  23. brablc's Avatar
    Same here on OnePlus 5. My guess is that it is the lossless optimized version of the same file that is uploaded to the cloud and shown as duplicate. This is the one without full path. I have setup Google Photos to upload files in their original resolution - the resolution is the same, but the file size is smaller.
    10-30-2017 05:12 PM
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