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October 19, 2022
I am uploading photos from several people in to Google Photos. Some of those photos are duplicates (friends & family have shared pictures with each other, etc). I understand that Google Photos will not upload duplicate files. However, I want to keep track of the source where the pictures have come from. So at the end of the upload when it asks it I want to save the pictures to an album, I say yes and name the album with the name of the person who gave them to me. Will Google still let me save that duplicate to that new album or does it just completely reject it?
That’s a good solution to create an album, I’m really not sure exactly what will happen if you upload a new photo – that is an exact duplicate of existing photo – and ask for it to be added to a new album. It might not see the photo from a different person as an exact duplicate – something may have changed in the process – in that case, it certainly lets you upload and add to a new album.
I just tested and, with an exact duplicate it lets you go thru the motions of uploading, AND it does let you add the second one to a new album. But, just realize it didn’t actually upload the photo a second time – it just added the first photo to the second album
p.s. sorry it took me so long to respond. 🙁