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Page Hawken
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Google Photos and Goggle Drive

Does anyone out there have experience using Google Photos and Google Drive?? I'm going crazy trying to figure this out, and am in desperate need of assistance. I need to have a very PATIENT person explain this whole concept to me(flow chart?? lol) and how they work together....or how they don't work together. MAIN problem....Google Drive says I'm almost out of free room....but Google photos says there is unlimited space. I'm saving photos in "high density"(not in original). I'd meet anytime/anyplace at your convenience. HELP!

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Brian Corr
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Google Photos

I don't use Google Drive although I know I have 15 GB of free storage available but I am a heavy user of Google Photos. I use a Macintosh computer and all I had to do was download the free Backup and synch app for my Mac and it uploads all the photos in my Photos library and in starting it I was led to a menu that allowed me to choose where it looked for photos on my machine but for me it is just the Photos Library in my home directory. If you choose "High Quality" versus full size it is free and unlimited. If you have Apple mobile devices you can download the Google photos app from the app store and it performs the same function on you iPad or iPhone. I can help you with either a house call or you can come to the next Apple Users Group meeting on the 12th of January in the classroom at 10 AM if you have Apple products or you can probably get help at the weekly computer talk session on Thursday morning at 9 AM. If you have Windows or Android mobile devices I won't be much help but I will ask the other house call technicians to help you if they are familiar with Google drive or Google photos. My contact information is available on the house call list.

Hopefully some other members will read this post and chime in.

Brian

Page Hawken
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Google Photos

Brian, thanks for your input and willingness to try to help me. I've been able to delete many items....finally. That has helped my storage situation a great deal. But I'm still not really sure what is happening or why. I will try to get to the sessions you suggested to get some help. I do have an IPhone but a PC laptop. Also, perhaps you could help with this problem I'm having.....I'm trying to order prints from Walgreens or CVS of photos in my Google Photos, but I'm not able to connect with the links provided at these sites. Is there some sort of "security" function that I need to be looking at in order to allow Google Photos to be accessed?

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Nancy Ward
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Google Photos and Google Drive

Hi Page,
Here is a link to a document that hopefully will explain how photos and drive work together.
https://support.google.com/photos/answer/6156103?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAnd...
Just copy and paste it into your browser. If that doesn't work, then do a google search for: how does google photos and drive work. Hope this helps you.