How to Reliably Sync to Google Photos

g_photosGoogle’s new Photos service allows you to store and share photos. It has just been spun out of the Google+ social network, and relies on Google Drive for storage.

How to enable Google Photos

This is a two step process. Firstly, in Google Drive, click on Google Photos in the left hand panel:

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Secondly, Click on “OK” when asked to create the the Google Photos folder.

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That’s it! It might take a while for Google to sync your existing Google Plus photos to Google Drive/Photos.

Any photos you upload to your local Google Photos folder will automatically be copied up onto Google’s photo’s service. All your Google Photos online can be synced back to your hard drive as a safe backup.

You can create folders in your Google Photo’s folder and these will be turned into Albums by Google Photos online.

Syncdocs can sync external drives, so you can mount your DSLR SD or CF memory card and have the images uploaded to Google Photos.

Syncdocs can reliably upload your photo collection. It is more reliable than using a web browser to upload as it supports resume, and works faster with bigger photos and video files.

Note that photos bigger than 16 MPixels and large video files count towards your drive quota, which is 15GB for free users. To check the contribution of Google Drive/GMail/Google Photos to your space usage, click on the quota usage menu in Syncdocs.

 

 

3 Responses to How to Reliably Sync to Google Photos

  • Yannick says:

    Hi there,

    I’ve been trying to find a program that can upload too Google photos while keeping existing photo library folder structure and creating an album for each folder. Picasa used to do something along those lines, but it’s still stuck at 2mp compression rather than Google’s new 16mp. Do you have the option to upload at high quality (16mp with Google’s compression) rather than original quality and if not are you planning on doing that. As far as I can see you would be the only provider for this online and being able to sync (rather than just upload) to photos this way from a PC is a big gap on the market.

    Thanks,

    Yannick

  • Frncisco says:

    Hi.

    Is it true?

    “You can create folders in your Google Photo’s folder and these will be turned into Albums by Google Photos online.

    Syncdocs can sync external drives, so you can mount your DSLR SD or CF memory card and have the images uploaded to Google Photos.

    Syncdocs can reliably upload your photo collection. It is more reliable than using a web browser to upload as it supports resume, and works faster with bigger photos and video files.

    Google photos tell us:

    https://support.google.com/photos/answer/6156103?hl=en-GB

    Organise photos & videos using Google Drive

    Note: If you move photos or videos into folders using Google Drive, these folders will not become albums in Google Photos.

    • admin says:

      Yes, Syncdocs will sync photos if you mount your SD or CF card as a drive. You can transfer straight from your camera to Google Photos.

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