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Chromecasr and google photos
October 6, 2019
3:51 pm
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Al Hirt
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i have recently taken photos with both my camera and IPhone and want to load the iPhone to the computer and the photos from the camera to the iPad so I can show all photos on my iPad and through iPad to my TV via chromecast   Chromecast plugs into a usb on the tv and allows me to view photos on the tv, so I need to get the sad card from my camera to the Windows 10 computer and then back to my phone or iPad. Phone is a 7. How do I do all this. 

October 6, 2019
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Hello Al – it’s easier than you think! Just 2 steps:

  1. Upload photos from all cameras to Google Photos (iin your Google account)
  2. Use any device (iPad) to view those Google Photos and cast them
  • Upload photos from your camera to Google Photos – see Mrs. Geek’s Guide to Google Photos: chapter 3 – the book is available to members here.
    • take the SD card and put into computer.
    • You can copy them to your hard drive, then to Google Photos OR you can copy them straight to Google Photos from the SD card. See this video 475.GP-How to upload photos from an external hard drive (SD card would be just like an external hard drive)
  • Upload photos from your iPhone to Google Photos
    • All you need is to install the Google Photos app on your iPhone and make sure Backup and Sync is ON and it is uploading to your Google Account. Here’s a video: 497.GP-Install on iOS
  • Install Google Photos on iPad
    • It’s the same process as installing on iPhone. As long as you tell it the same Google Account username and password as on your other devices, then you will see all the photos in your library from the iPad.
    • Now you can use your iPad to Cast your photos (or you can use your iPhone to cast also – it works the same: just view a photo and tap the Cast icon (here’s the Button show we did on how to use Chromecast:

      #108 Using Chromecast to Display Phone Screen on TV–What Does This Button Do?

Any questions let me know.

October 7, 2019
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MrsGeek said
Hello Al – it’s easier than you think! Just 2 steps:

    1. Upload photos from all cameras to Google Photos (iin your Google account)
    1. Use any device (iPad) to view those Google Photos and cast them
    • Upload photos from your camera to Google Photos – see Mrs. Geek’s Guide to Google Photos: chapter 3 – the book is available to members here.
        • take the SD card and put into computer.
    • Upload photos from your iPhone to Google Photos
        • All you need is to install the Google Photos app on your iPhone and make sure Backup and Sync is ON and it is uploading to your Google Account. Here’s a video: 497.GP-Install on iOS
    • Install Google Photos on iPad
        • It’s the same process as installing on iPhone. As long as you tell it the same Google Account username and password as on your other devices, then you will see all the photos in your library from the iPad.

Any questions let me know.

  

I have already created albums on the iPhone and iPad (the same as they are synced) can I somehow just select the camera photos that belong to each album instead of just loading them all to google photos as I assume they will load in a mass and I won’t know which ones belong to each album. Is there a difference between loading the sd card to Google photos as compared to Picassa or something else.  I have used Picassa in the past.  I took several photos of the Normandy beaches and I need to integrate just those photos to the ones I took with my iPhone of the same beaches. You are saying my camera photos will appear on my phone after I send them to my computer. You have been immensely helpful already. Thank you!

October 8, 2019
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hmmm – I don’t think you’ll like my answer this time. I assume you mean that you’ve created albums using the native iOS Photos app, right? Google Photos can’t see those – it only sees the camera roll on the device.

So, I don’t know of a way to just upload certain iOS albums to Google Photos. I’m sure there’s a workaround, but it would take a few steps. Do you use a Mac? If so, you could view the albums on the computer and export all photos to another folder on your computer. Then upload those folders to Google Photos.

Sorry I don’t have a better answer.

As for Picasa – those photos are just on your computer. YOu can tell where by opening Picasa, right-clicking on a photo and choose Locate on Disk – that will tell you what folder they are in on the disk. You can then upload them from there to Google Photos. See if this video helps 432.GP-Manual Upload from Windows

November 6, 2019
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Mrs. Geek, One, thanks for all your help on the google photos.  I have downloaded your 2nd addition of Google Photos and have printed it and read thru it.  I still have a couple of issues?

I did be able to upload all my photos from my camera and Iphone 7 to Google Photos on my Windows computer.  I created Albums on the phone and they populated to the Computer, but they didn’t populate to my Ipad and I need to do that as I am meeting with a couple of guys to show them my Normandy Beach photos, but I need the Ipad to do it and I also won’t have the internet, so how do I get the Album from my phone or computer to my Ipad and how do I get this one album to download to my Ipad to use without an internet.

There are many times I want to show photos and there is only Verizon available and with a weak signal, Google Photos don’t show up,so if they are also in Apple photos, are they able to view without internet???and is there a way to create that same Album on Apple Photos on the Ipad for viewing.

November 6, 2019
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I created Albums on the phone and they populated to the Computer, but they didn’t populate to my Ipad

I am assuming you mean that you used Google Photos to create the albums, and on the computer, you go to photos.google.com and you can see those same albums. As for the iPad, have you installed the Google Photos app on the iPad? If so, you should be seeing the same albums there.

There are many times I want to show photos and there is only Verizon available and with a weak signal, Google Photos don’t show up

As for displaying without an Internet connection, that is a bit of a problem. But not insurmountable. First of all, you can download photos from the Google PHotos cloud to your iPad – but it can only be done one at a time. Using the Google Photos app, open the album in question, open the first photo, tap the 3-dot menu in upper right and choose “Save to device.” Now tap the right arrow to proceed to the next photos and repeat.

You might be surprised at what your can see even without an Internet connection. Google Photos stores the miniature “thumbnails” in cache memory so you can see most of your library. When you open one photo full screen it will be blurry. But, it’s been my experience that, if I open the photo when I DO have good Internet, even the full size photo gets stored in cache and it looks good when I later do not have any internet. So, try this and let me know:

  • on your iPad while you have a good Internet
  • Open your album, then open the first photo – full screen
  • Scroll thru each photo in the album – full screen
  • When you don’t have good Internet, try viewing the photos.
  • note: this does not work with videos, you absolutely need a connection to view them

 is there a way to create that same Album on Apple Photos on the Ipad for viewing.

Not that I know of. If you open each photo using Google Photos and “Save to device” they will be in your camera roll for Apple photos, but you’d need to recreate albums.

November 7, 2019
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I did what you told me to open the photos in full screen and go through them one by one.  I then took the IPAD to two different parking lots and a residential area and I was able to open up the albums, so I assume they will open in a restaurant whereby they may also have safe internet.  

Thanks for all your advice and help.

A couple of more questions for Mrs. Smart Geek:  If I want to add comments within the photo,(not a description, like “this is King Louie’s bedroom”SmileSmileSmile can I use Snapseed on the Windows computer (I don’t have it, but I assume I can download it) to put the comments in or does it have to be from the IPAD or IPHONE?

2nd:  How can I put these albums and keep them as albums on a thumb drive to send to my brother who accompanied me on the trip?  Thank again for all you do.  The Lord says Service to others is what life is about…use your talents, which you’ve done.

November 9, 2019
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unfortunately, snapseed is only for mobile devices – iOS or Android. 

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