The book is alive!
Google Photos is changing ALL the time. We try to keep up. Check out the first section below for a chronological listing of what has changed.
This page is a supplement for the book. Under each chapter heading, you will find links to videos, help articles, and other resources for learning Google Photos. We try to keep these resources up to date. If you see anything that is outdated, please use the Contact Us form to let us know.
Updates to Google Photos – What has changed?
Click to see a complete list of updates to Google Photos since mid 2018
Product Experts Photos Resources
A website that is owned and maintained by volunteer Google Product Experts. You will find lots of tips, tricks and info about Google Photos here.
Links to Videos and other Resources
Chapter 1: Your Google Account
- Chapter 1 videos: a YouTube playlist
Know your Google Account
- Nov 2020 News: Google Photos free unlimited storage is ending – here’s everything you need to know
Chapter 2: Getting Started with Mobile
- Author’s videos for Chapter 2 (YouTube playlist)
- Video: How to check if your Google Photos app is up to date
Installing on Android, Installing on iPhone
- Google Help Center
Choose the upload size of your photos and videos
Free up Space on your device
Chapter 3: Collecting the rest of your life’s photos and videos
- Oct 1 – Backup and Sync is replaced by Google Drive for Desktop. Here’s a video on how to upload photos from your computer to Google Photos using Google Drive for Desktop.
- Author’s videos for Chapter 3 (in a YouTube playlist)
- Links to Other Resources
Episode 134 Scanning photos with photoscan
Sample photos from an old photo album, captured with smartphone
Sample photos captured from slides
How to remove or prevent duplicates (discussion at Photo Resources)
Review Chapter 1-3 (answers)
Question 1= 2 ; 2= 2 ; 3= True ; 4= go to photos.google.com and sign in with your Google account ; 5= 2 ; 6= True ; 7= False ; 8= View your Google photos from a device other than the phone that took the photos ; 9= b ; 10= False ; 11= d ; 12= a ; 13= c
Chapter 6: Keep your memories safe
- Videos: Tutorials by Chris for chapter 6 (YouTube playlist)
- Resource: How to download photos and videos – including details on Takeout
- Discussion: What are duplicates
- Product Exerts Photos Resources: Backup and Sync for computers
Review Chapters 4-9 (answers)
Question 1= c ; 2= b ; 3= Shift-click ; 4= b ; 5= False ; 6= a ; 7= True ; 8= d ; 9= 2d icon ; 10= c ; 11= True
Chapter 10: Surrounding Yourself with your memories
Chapter 11: Apple Photos and iCloud vs Google Photos
- Author’s articles
- My iPhone is full of photos
Chapter 12: Troubleshooting
- Problems with print orders? Here is the direct link to the form to fill out: Get help with your Google Photos print order issue
- Good forum answer: Can you recover deleted photos?
- Google Help Articles
- My photos aren’t backing up
- Can’t find your photos?
- Find missing photos and videos
- How many photos are in my account? Go to https://myaccount.google.com/dashboard and check the Photos count. Realize that photos in albums count twice, even though they only exist once. See discussion here.
- About Duplicates: How to remove or prevent duplicates
- Account payment questions: Please try Get support and ask a Google Expert – Computer – Google One Help If the Google One support link doesn’t get an answer, please try the Google Pay support team https://support.google.com/pay/gethelp and fill in the form requesting either a chat or submit an email .