Google Photos - Digital Tips and Tricks - Digital Literacy Dover

Monday, 18 September 2017

Google Photos - Digital Tips and Tricks

Google Photos is the newest and slightly hidden gem of the Google Suite which allows you to, backup manage and share photos easily. It is perfect for when you are on a field trip and want to share some photos with your class or with parents and want to avoid the confusion of shared folders. I have used the app on the bus back to school and have shared everything before I needed to rush back to class.

How do I get started?

You need to first install the app on your smartphone and the visit the website to see your albums and backed up photos.

What does it do?

The app and online version continues to update now allowing you the ability to

  • create and share albums with anyone
  • create a collaborative album for others to contribute images
  • create animated gifs with a series of photos
  • make and download a collage with selected photos
  • within the phone app make a movie with selected pics
Have an explore with the quick guide below either using your work account for school photos of personal account. You have the option to automatically sync your photos in the background to your online account or alternatively you can manually select which photos you wish to backup. When you delete a photo from your camera roll a copy can be left online.

Guide to explore

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