#LearnGooglePhotos

Can’t take a good picture from a moving vehicle? Sure you can.

It is difficult to take a good picture while in a moving vehicle. You can’t take the time to properly frame the shot, and when you’re bouncing around you’re bound to get things a little crooked,  but – take it anyway! It’s a piece of cake to make that picture better after the fact with …

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Google Photos Quick Tip: Vignette to Frame your Photos

What’s a vignette, you ask? It’s where you just darken the outside edge of a picture so that it stands out. It’s a very soft frame. Here is a recent flower photo I took: And, here’s the same photo with a vignette applied. It’s super simple, and all with features built in to Google Photos. …

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Make Albums and Print a Photo Book from an Album

We just returned from a month-long trip to Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, and Berlin. How many pictures do you think we took? I used my iPhone 7+ and Jim used his Pixel XL phone as well as a Samsung Camera 2.  We took over 3,500 pictures and videos between the two of us. We picked our best …

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My iPhone is full of photos, can Google Photos help?

Peggy asks:  I’ve been taking photos with my iPhone for quite some time and have taken several hundred photos. The other day, I connected my iPhone to my Mac and now  I have over 4,000 photos on my phone. I’m getting a message that my phone’s storage is almost full. How did that happen? I …

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Google Photos: Don’t assume your photos are getting backed up

*Updated March 2020 It is Google Photos’ job to back up your device’s photos to your Google Account online.  It’s your job to verify that it gets done.  There’s nothing worse than thinking your photos are backed up, deleting them from your phone and then realizing they weren’t backed up after all.I’m currently traveling in Europe …

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Take Videos and Google Photos can make Movies

Do you ever use your smartphone to take videos?  … on purpose? 🙂 You should! These smartphone cameras are excellent video cameras. Just take 20 seconds of video occasionally and you’ll be glad you did. Then you can put together cool little movies with just a couple clicks using Google Photos. Your screen will look …

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Cool! One click on your Google Photo Takes you to Google Maps and Reviews

This is where we had dinner last night. Why? Because our motorhome broke down while traveling I-40 thru Arizona and we had to be towed to the nearest repair facility. We had very little choice in places to eat, and we thought this looked interesting! I shared this picture with a friend and he said, …

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How Many Photos are in your Google Photos Account?

Have you ever wondered what the count is of all your photos in your Google Photos account? I have a ton of photos going back to my first digital photos in 1999 – and even earlier by scanning old photos. Nearly every photo from my life is accessible thru Google Photos. I say that I …

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Google Photos Quick Tip: Make that Picture POP!

One of the Google Photos editing tools is called “Pop.” What is Pop? Well, it’s hard to describe. It brightens a photo, increases the color, brings out some of the detail in the shadows and adds definition and contrast. Open a Photo in Google Photos Tap the Pencil to get into edit mode Tap the …

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Got Questions about Google Photos?

Have you watched our “What Does This Button Do” show on Google Photos Frequently Asked Questions? Here is the whole show, the Google Photos part starts at 10minute, 45 second point.  Chris Guld is President and Teacher-in-Chief at GeeksOnTour.com. She has been in computer training and support since 1983. She is now a Top Contributor …

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