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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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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,


March 3, 2023
10:37 pm
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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, you are viewing them on a website – so they are not taking up space on your computer.

  1. When you go to 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.

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