Thursday/ Google Drive & Google Photos

I’m finally making a serious attempt to sort out the chaos on my Google Drive and Google Photos cloud applications.  Much of the chaos was due to thousands of my junk pictures ending up in the cloud through the automatic back-up function setting (I turned that off for now).  Check out the diagram and the notes I made for myself. I’m sure it’s all subject to change as I learn more, and as Google make adjustments to their cloud offerings as well!

Google Drive and Google Photos have settings to make them overlap a little, but I turned that off. FOR NOW, I have also turned off the auto back-up settings. (I take too many temporary and junk pictures on my phone and screen shots from my iPad). MAYBE LATER, I will turn it on again. One can edit & delete Google Drive folder files and Google Pictures in the cloud, and manage the cloud data that way. I still have a local back-up drive connected to my desktop computer as well.
Some of the Google Photos folders on my iPad view of the Google cloud application. Those folder names are ones I entered: Year & Month, and Location or Topic. There is an automated album generator function that groups photos by their recorded geo-location, date & time or even type of objects in the photo, but I still like to create my own folder names as well.


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