Understanding Google Photo

Google Photos free unlimited storage is ending – here’s everything you need to know

The Bad News On 11/11/20 Google announced that their free unlimited storage for High Quality photos in Google Photos will come to an end on June 1, 2021. This is a big change. Many people chose Google specifically for the fact that they could upload ALL their photos and videos without any concern for cost …

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If I get free, unlimited storage, why is Google Photos telling me to buy storage for $1.99/mo?

It may look like Google is telling you to buy 100 GB for $1.99/mo, but what they’re actually doing is just offering it to you. If you choose the High Quality setting, you do get free unlimited storage, you don’t need to buy anything. High Quality means that Google stores up to 16 megapixel photos …

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What’s happening with Google drive and Google Photos?

Google has announced that they’re changing how Google Photos and Google Drive are working together, When Google makes this change – planned for July 10 – there will no longer be a direct relationship – see the diagram at right. One thing to understand is that you may have never had the relationship to begin …

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Are your cellphone photos backed up? Are you sure?

When you take some new photos, you will see them right away in the Google Photos app. That DOES NOT mean they’ve been backed up. Google Photos will show you photos in your camera roll on the device. At the top of your Google Photos library, you will see information about the progress of your …

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Google Photos: Everything you need to know

I wrote a book about Google Photos. It’s titled Mrs. Geek’s Guide to Google Photos. The subtitle is “Your lifetime of photos, effortless and free.” I keep thinking, if Google Photos is so effortless, why do I need a 100+ page book to teach how to use it?I’ve come up with these 14 points as …

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Taking a trip? Don’t leave home without Google Photos on your phone.

“I’m going on a 3 week cruise starting tomorrow and I’m afraid my phone will run out of space for taking photos.” Don’t let that happen to you! And, don’t delete photos off your phone without making sure they’re backed up first! We got together with our friends, Chris and Charles, the evening before they …

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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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Getting a New Phone? Wait! Don’t Lose Your Pictures

Get your Mrs. Geek’s Guide to Google Photos!Google Photos is the best way to store your entire library of photos in one place. If you do it right, you will never need to worry about losing your photos. Before you Give Up Your Old Phone Notice that I said IF YOU DO IT RIGHT, you …

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