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November 10, 2018
Forgive me if I missed or forgot this shortcut in your lessons. As I neared the end of my (painful) Picasa upload from PC to GP I was dragging & dropping pix onto the main GP page. Of course GP queried for the destination album, but the list was a bit long & seemed to be in no particular order, so I had to scroll through quite a few album names to find the right one. By chance – & mistake – I had an album open in GP & dragged the photo of interest onto that page. It put the photo into the album w/o the list search! This had, for me, a real advantage: In GP I could use the search bar to find the album quickly & then do the drag & drop.
Yes, good job! You can indeed drag and drop directly into an opened album. I see that I neglected to mention that on p. 36 of the book where I talk about uploading from computer, or in video 432. I have made a note to add that to the 3d edition. Thanks.
As for the long list of albums in no particular order – that is my biggest pet peeve with Google Photos. I have brought it to the attention of the Google Photos engineers every chance I get – at least once/year for the last 4 years! Someday. They have added one enhancement – after you add a photo to an album once, that album now shows up at the top in “Recent”
Meanwhile, I have a little trick I use when I need to find an album … as you say, you can search for it when you’re not in the middle of an add operation. Then, with the album open, I add my most recent photo to the album (and remove it later). Now, that album will show up on the top of the list when I am adding.