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Google Photos of grandkids; can I save just a few from the 50 my daughter takes at every event?
March 2, 2023
9:36 am
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Ginny
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My daughter has allowed me to see all of her Google Photos.   She takes too many pictures of every event she captures of her kids.  I know she should select the best and discard the rest but she doesn’t do that.

I was told by a very smart computer geek that I have no choice but to have the hundreds/thousands of pictures my daughter has in her Google Photos live on my computer also.  I don’t want to have all that on my computer taking up space.

Is there any way I can select the few I want to be on my computer every week or so?  

Thank you,

Ginny

March 3, 2023
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Ginny,

Yes, there are ways to just view selected photos, but before I can tell you how to do it, I need to know more detail about exactly how you daughter is sharing the photos with you. And, just fyi, when you view someone else’s photos using the Web version at Photos.Google.com, you are viewing them on a website – so they are not taking up space on your computer.

  1. When you go to Photos.Google.com are you signing in with your Daughter’s account? You can tell by looking in the upper right corner where you’ll see a round Account button with her face or initials. If this is the case, then I recommend making an album with just the photos you want to see
  2. OR – are you signing in with your own Google account: look in the upper right to see your face or initials.
        in this case, then she is probably sharing with you using the “Partner Sharing” feature. If so, then you need to tap on the Sharing menu then “Daughter’s Photos” in order to see her photos, and you will be seeing ALL of them. To select just the ones you want to see, click the “Save” button to save the selected photos to your account.

Let me know which way (1 or 2) you are using and we’ll go from there.

June 21, 2023
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Hi again,  I’m not sure that I ever sent an answer to your questions.  But I have a new problem.

Up until a  month or so ago (when I last did this) I was able to select pictures from my daughters pictures, that I wanted to have on my computer and added them to a existing album.  Google must have changed that because I don’t see that path anymore.  

I am also wondering  if you could do “screen sharing” with me?  I do it with Apple and it works wonders!  Of course I would pay you for that. It’s very hard for me to try and explain what I’m doing and with screen sharing you could see and make recommendations on how I SHOULD be doing it.

Thank you so much!

Ginny

June 21, 2023
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Well I just went into her Google Photos again and after I selected one picture,  the plus sign, share sign etc was there.  I was able to copy it to an album on my computer.  Strange but seems ok for now.

June 24, 2023
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I’m glad you were able to save her pictures again. There are often ‘glitches’ that pop up and go away.

As for screen-sharing – Yes, I do that. I use Zoom meetings so I can see your screen, I do not take over however. Any actions need to be taken by you. As a member, I offer 1/2 hour free. After that, I charge $60/hr.

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