Are there certain people in your life who would love to see ALL of the pictures of your kids or pets as they are added to your Google Photos library? Google Photos Live albums can automatically share photos/videos of people and pets that you add to your library with friends and family members you designate.

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Immortalizing the past in the tangible form of a photo book is a meaningful way to share your memories with the people who mean the most to you. Google Photos offers one of the most affordable and easy to use options for creating a photo book that we’ve personally used.

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Gather is an easy to use web app that quickly and securely copies photos and videos you have scattered in Dropbox, Facebook, and Instagram to your Google Photos library. This is the story of how we decided to launch the product and why we think it can help you.

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There are two ways to upload your photos and videos to Google Photos, High quality and Original quality. The High quality setting reduces the file sizes of photos if they exceed 16MP and videos if they exceed 1080p. The Original quality settings stores your photos and videos at the original quality that they were taken. So which setting should you use?

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We think Google’s simple and easy to use app, Backup and Sync, is the best way to get the photos and videos on your computer or external hard drive into your Google Photos library.

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Copying your photos and videos to Google Photos can be done all by yourself. Each service has a unique process that we detail here for you.

Before we begin, a PSA. Yes, we launched a service to make this process easier and faster. Yes, we’re showing you how you can avoid using our product and do it yourself for free. There is nothing weird about this guide. We are not trying to trick you into using Gather. Gather can securely do what’s described in this guide and more in minutes. If you’re willing to pay for this convenience please consider giving Gather a try. If not, we hope this guide saves you some time!

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