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How to download large numbers of photos from Google Photos
June 12, 2018
12:03 am
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I can download photos from Google photos to my computer individually, but can’t find a way to do larger numbers of them.  I tried to download an album, and that doesn’t seem possible either.  Is there no way to do that?

If not, is there a way to attach photos from GP to an email?  I’ve always had to download them to my computer first.

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Pam Abbey

June 14, 2018
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Yes, you can definitely download large numbers of photos to your computer. Either by selecting multiple photos, or selecting an album. Here’s a video on selecting multiple photos. 

Once they’re selected, click the 3-dot menu in upper right and choose Download. Choose the location (computer drive and folder) where you want them and click Save. The results will be a zip file. To see the photos, you will need to unzip it.

To download an album, first open the album, then click the 3-dot menu, and download. This will also create a .zip file.

Let me know if that helps.

June 14, 2018
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To attach a photo to an email, 

  1. Select the photo or photos
  2. Click the Share button (the 3-dot/slingshot icon 
  3. In the To: line, enter the email address, then click add recipient (or click the person in your contact list)
June 14, 2018
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Thanks!  This does help.  I did accidentally figure out the business with the zip file after I posted, but not the album solution.  This is a huge boost!

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June 16, 2018
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Glad to hear it Pam. I hope you watch our Episode #145 of What Does This Button Do? – We record it live tomorrow (June 17) and we’ll be answering Google Photo questions like yours.

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