Google Photos makes it possible to store a lifetime of memories, often without paying a single crown. But when you have thousands of thousands of pictures, it is not always easy to appreciate them all.
Fortunately, photos are filled with tools to help you organize your collection and make it more manageable, and most need a little to make no effort to embrace. Take a mental snapshot of the following opportunities and get ready to experience your memories in a whole new way.
The most basic method of organizing Google Photos is the good old-fashioned photo album.
- Select the images and videos you want to include. On the Web, hold down Shift and click on any item you want; In the mobile app, hold a finger on a photo for a moment and then tap your extra objects.
- Click or tap the plus icon in the upper right corner of the screen and select "Album". Then, If you want to ask, select "New Album". If you want to share the album, you can choose "Shared Album" instead. If you're not sure, don't worry, the album can be shared later.)
- Give the album a name and click or tap the blue check box to save it.
All albums you create will appear on the Album tab. To add an existing album, follow the same steps as above, just instead of creating an album new in the second step, finding and selecting the album you want from the list.
Switch to autopilot
The problem with albums is that you have to take the time to do them. But if all you need is an album showing all your photos of specific people or pets (yes, pets), photos can compile it automatically for you:
- Select the "Album" tab
- On the site, click the blue option "Create" in the upper right corner of the screen. In the app, tap the "New album" option under the "Albums" heading.
- Click or tap the option to automatically add photos of people and pets and then select the faces you want to include.
- Click or tap "Confirm"
- Give your album a title, then click or tap the arrow in the corner of the screen to exit.
Pictures fill in albums for you and continue to add to relevant new items as they appear in your collection.
An effective way to keep track of photos and videos – for future printing, sharing or anything – is to take advantage of Photos & # 39; built-in favorite systems and highlight exceptional things you see them:  Open any image or video in your collection.
All your favorites will be grouped in the "Favorites" section at the top of the "Album" page.
Search and Sort
If you realize it or not, Google's artificial intelligence constantly organizes your personality, location, and a host of other features. To explore some of the more advanced ways, the service sorts your stuff for you:
- Go to the Album tab and look at the top line of the screen.
- Select "People" (or "People & Pets") to see your photos and videos divided by the faces shown in them.
- Select "Places" to explore your collection based on where the objects were captured.
- Select "Things" to browse by theme. Everything from selfies and screenshots to holidays, types of places (such as parks, zoos and beaches) and types of objects can be seen in the pictures.
If you prefer, you can use the search bar to look for images that match the terms or other similar terms you want to find. You can also combine several conditions together – such as "concert 2013", "wedding flowers", "Paris museum" or "blue shirt".
If only our brains had similar gatherings.
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