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January 6, 2017
1:36 pm
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THOMAS J PARKS
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I might add that all three computers have 10,347 pictures in icloud.

January 7, 2017
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So, are those additional pictures? Or duplicates of what is in your google photos?

January 19, 2017
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The pictures in my icloud account are all in the Google Photos account.

What I would like to go is go to each computer and put the pictures into Google Photos, especially in the one that now has 47,524 pictures in its picture library.

How do I go about doing that?

Is there a danger of duplicates?

I assume that I started my Google Photos account using the pictures from one of the other computers, this one now has 13,259 items in its picture library, so it probably was the other one.

Will appreciate your assistance with this.

Thank you.

January 20, 2017
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It’s pretty easy to gather all photos from each computer. Just install the Google Photos desktop uploader on each one. I would probably do them one at a time just to watch and verify that it’s working ok.

Here’s the video on the desktop uploader. 395. Google Photos Autobackup: How to Install on Windows

As for duplicates – the uploader tries to identify duplicates. If it is about to upload a photo that it has already uploaded before – it won’t upload it again. BUT, it only knows it’s a duplicate if it is an EXACT duplicate – same name, same date, same size, etc. If there is anything different it will upload it – it cares more about getting ALL your pictures than it does about not getting duplicates. You will end up with some duplicates. There is no procedure for de-duping in Google Photos, you just got to live with it in my opinion.

The best thing you can do is study the pictures on your computer and try not to have duplicates before uploading. For example, if you have your main pictures MyPictures/2015 Summer Trip  And you also have a lot of those same pictures in MyPictures\Summer Trip copies for Joe, Do not have the uploader get the ‘copies for Joe’ folder.

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