Google photos search

Google is not just for searching the web contents but we can use to search photos too. We can use photos to search content based on the photos rather than typing a text that we normally do. Google has billions of photos to search for today in this article we will see how to search google photos.

How to search google photos:

  1. As we always to open the google site first visiting google.com
  2. Now type the query or words that would describe what picture do you want to search in google.
  3. After typing the words or sentence that you are looking for click on Google search button or just hit enter in your keyboard.
  4. Suppose we are looking for “dinosaur” so will type dinosaur in search box.
  5. After hitting Enter Google will show the list of sites. This is what google does every time we search something on it. To get the google photos click on Images that you see just below the search box.
  6. That is the link which will show us the photos we are looking for from different source.
  7. Look for the image in the result page. It will show 100 of images.
  8. Select the one you would love to watch by clicking on the image.
  9. Generally the images are shown in thumbnail size. It won’t be in large full image. Opening google photos in large view will of course take longer loading time that is why google show it in thumbnail format.
  10. For viewing in full size we need to click on the image which will load the image in its original size. Some larger image are still not shown in full size so for viewing the full dimension size you can click on the option details that appear to the right side of that image.
  11. The details about the image and its source are shown in the right side of the iamge. Its dimension, source and some details about it.
  12. If you don’t get the photo you are looking for keep on scrolling until you find it. If still not you can click on show more result that appears at the end of the result page.

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Google photos upload

Google photos is not about google drive. Don’t confuse yourself between Google Photos and Google Drive. They are different but also have some similarities. They provide kind of similar service. Google drive can be used to store any kind of files. Which means we can use Google drive as google photos. But Google has google photos specially for photos and video files. Which can be beneficial to store photos on it unlike in drive where we store every kind of files?

Google photos upload limit:

As mentioned in our other post the Google provides total of 15 GB space counting Google gmail , drive and Photos space being used. So the size of google photos limit depends upon how much files you have in drive and message composed in Gmail.

How to upload images on google photos:

  1. Open the site photos.google.com from your web browser.
  2. If it is the first time you are using it. Though you type photos.google.com this link might open which looks like this https://www.google.com/photos/about/?page=search . Don’t worry on the top right corner you will see Go to Google Photos with blue background click on that link.
  3. It will take you to a login page. Type your email address and password to verify your account. Remember as we mentioned in our other post that google has a 2 page verification these days. Which ask for your email first than the password.
  4. Verifying your email you will land to a google photos home page.
  5. Now on the top of the screen we will see the two button for upload. See the figure below.Google photos upload
  6. The first button like + is the button to add photos as an album. With that we can select multiple images and put it as an Photo album.
  7. The next button next to album is the upload button.
  8. Click on the button and select the image you want to upload to Google photos . You can select any photos from your computer.
  9. Now a screen appears asking you how would you like to save the photos or videos. Choose what fits your requirement. The selection is for the Quality.
  10. Wait for the upload the finish or you can click on cancel to cancel the photo upload.
  11. After it finishes you will find the photos listed in the screen. To search the image type the image name in the search box in the top and hit enter.

Conclusion:

Depending upon the photo size the google photos upload slow might occur. To make it faster you can either optimize the picture to lower resolution or upload the low quality image. If the size and quality of the image matters to you. You want high definition photos than Google photos upload original size. Upload the photos to its original size to the Google Photos.

 

 

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Google drive sharing

We use google drive to store our files and any kind of documents in clouds. We can use these files we have in our drive from anywhere and anytime. Our files are protected and safe. The cool thing about google drive is we can easily share google drive files we have uploaded or create in the Drive. Google Drive sharing will make it easy to transfer files among people.

Sharing google drive files is just a few steps to take. We don’t need to sent the whole files attaching it to gmail or any other email service which is the fundamental way we normally follow to send a files to our friends. Now we can simply share it and the receiver can easily view and download the file we shared with them. Sender just has to send the file links and sent it to receiver via any media like facebook or gmail or any way to share that link. The receiver will just click on the link to view and download the files.

How to share files on google drive

Let’s see how we can share the files on google drive.

Method 1st how to google drive sharing with email address

  1. Login to drive.google.com using your gmail account
  2. If you are successfully logged in. The main google drive screen will open with the files you have uploaded on google drive.
  3. Click on right button of mouse on any file you want to share. You can also share the folder in goolge drive if you want and the process is same for both files and folder.
  4. On right mouse button click it will show the options list.
  5. Click on share
  6. Now a windows appear as shown bellowgoogle drive share with email
  7. Type the email address of the people to whom you want to share file in the input box.
  8. You can also set the privilege like what can the receiver do on that file like can edit, can comment, can view. These setting can be found just beside the email address box. Set it from there according to your requirement. They are called google drive sharing permissions .
  9. Click on done.

Method 2nd to share files on google drive using share link

The next easy way to share files and folder in google drive is to get a share link and send it to anyone with whom you want to share the files or folder. What we need here is simply a link. Follow the below steps

  1. Every process is same like the method described in method 1st . Here instead of typing the email address what we need is a share link.
  2. There are two ways to get this share link.
  3. First way is to open the file by double clicking on it or Right mouse button click on file and click on preview option
  4. Copy the link in url bar. This link works as a share link. Now share this link to whoever you want.
  5. Another way of getting the share link is.
  6. click mouse right button on file
  7. Click on share
  8. On the top right corner you will see a text as Get sharable link.google drive sharable link
  9. Clicking on the link it will display the link copy it and share it to whoever you want to provide the files you want.

These are way we share google drive files to anyone we want to. google drive sharing with non google users can also be done by sharing the link. The link can be share using any social medias to non google users

 

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