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November 22, 2013
When I get photos of my grandson sent to me as an attachment in Gmail I want to save the picture in Google Photos. I can download the pictures to my laptop and then put them in GP but this is a 3 step process.
A shorter way is to save directly to Google Drive
When I hover my mouse over the attachment it gives me the option of saving it directly to G Drive
This works just fine and the pictures end up in Google Photos. The problem is my G Drive is filling up was all these JPEG files which seems rather odd as I thought they would be in the Google Photos Directory. Are these copies and can they be deleted without affecting the picture in Google Photos?
The relationship between Google Drive and Google Photos is convoluted at best. Generally, if you upload directly to Drive they necessarily take Drive space. Only if you upload directly to Photos can it use the unlimited “High Quality” setting.
You may be able to recover that space with this procedure:
If that doesn’t work, you have to download and delete from Drive and re-upload to Photos. ugh
Let me know.
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