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    • aayush
    • By aayush 14th Apr 19, 9:21 AM
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    Where to move photos from phone to keep as the take space on the
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    • 14th Apr 19, 9:21 AM
    Where to move photos from phone to keep as the take space on the 14th Apr 19 at 9:21 AM
    Hi can anyone advise what is the best app or email address to store photos on as got pictures were taken on the phone to want to save for long as the take-up storage space on the phone

    EG holiday snap family pictures
    Await your response
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    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 14th Apr 19, 9:22 AM
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    • 14th Apr 19, 9:22 AM
    Google photos app
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    • bjbyorkshire
    • By bjbyorkshire 14th Apr 19, 9:31 AM
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    • 14th Apr 19, 9:31 AM
    Can I join in here please?

    Once they are showing in Google photos and I can see them on my laptop in Google photos, can I then delete all the photos taken on my phone In the sure knowledge that that because these are the originals they won’t then be lost. Originals deleted are actually in google cloud regardless?

    Many thanks.
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 14th Apr 19, 9:33 AM
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    • 14th Apr 19, 9:33 AM
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    • 14th Apr 19, 9:33 AM
    Yes, Google photos app. Pics are uploaded automatically to the cloud and you can delete them from your handset (done from within the app).
    The storage is free for up to 50,000 photos if you store them at 16Mp, which is fine as long as you don't want to print sizes over 24" x 16".
    If you have an Android phone the app will be on there already.
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    • aayush
    • By aayush 14th Apr 19, 9:58 AM
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    • 14th Apr 19, 9:58 AM
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    • 14th Apr 19, 9:58 AM
    google photo apps is part of email address or an app
    • bjbyorkshire
    • By bjbyorkshire 14th Apr 19, 11:21 AM
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    • 14th Apr 19, 11:21 AM
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    • 14th Apr 19, 11:21 AM
    Thanks for the above,

    If I want to show someone a photo but don’t have an internet connection, where are the photos located which were actually taken by the phone. I use a Motorola G and also an ipad so have all the same photos saved on both google cloud and icloud. You can tell I’m a belt and braces sort!

    Is there a location on the phone where photos actually takenwith the phone are stored that doesn’t need an internet connection to access.

    Hope I’m making sense and not hijacking the op thread too much, they might find my questions relevant to themselves.

    Thanks
    • Chino
    • By Chino 14th Apr 19, 11:38 AM
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    • 14th Apr 19, 11:38 AM
    Google photos app. Pics are uploaded automatically to the cloud and you can delete them from your handset (done from within the app).
    Originally posted by RumRat
    You have to be careful how you delete a photograph if you want to retain it in Google Photos. See this post by user "Lobalobo".
    • jjhdee
    • By jjhdee 15th Apr 19, 4:15 AM
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    • 15th Apr 19, 4:15 AM
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    • 15th Apr 19, 4:15 AM
    Google Photos/Drive and Dropbox are what I use to save space.
    • googler
    • By googler 15th Apr 19, 7:19 AM
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    • 15th Apr 19, 7:19 AM
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    • 15th Apr 19, 7:19 AM
    Do you have a PC, laptop, or Mac?

    Connect the phone to it and copy the photos to a backup folder on it.

    Consider making a copy on a portable device (USB stick, memory card, portable hard drive)
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 15th Apr 19, 7:58 AM
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    Does your phone have a slot for a MicroSD card? If yes, fit one and set that as the default location for photos. (And Music etc.)
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    • bjbyorkshire
    • By bjbyorkshire 15th Apr 19, 9:24 PM
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    Thanks for the recent advice. I don’t think Motorola G has a second so card slot. I do have an Apple laptop and so save to iCloud on that. Google photos will work with an Android phone I think. I have deleted a few things that are taking space but Photos are taking the most room. My phone now shows that my trash basket is full so I’m trying to find out how to empty it to enable me to delete more stuff.

    Phew... it’s keeping the old grey cells working overtime!
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 15th Apr 19, 9:46 PM
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    simply download Google photos app.

    open app

    click menu 3 bars top left

    click on 'Free up space'

    all your photos will then upload and delete from device

    They are always in the google photo app in the cloud FREE
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 15th Apr 19, 10:24 PM
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    Google photos will work on your laptop.
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    • Ganga
    • By Ganga 16th Apr 19, 1:40 PM
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    Can you help a non tech person,i have an i-phone 5 that has icloud photo library that states " auyo upload and store your entire library in icloud to acess photos and videos from all your devices"
    So how do i access the photos on my desktop computor?
    Sorry if it makes me look stupid but i am not a techno.
    ITS NOT EASY TO GET EVERYTHING WRONG ,I HAVE TO WORK HARD TO DO IT!
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 16th Apr 19, 2:00 PM
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    What is your desktop computer? Windows PC or Apple Mac?

    You can install iCloud on a Windows PC and link it to your Apple account. (In fact it's usually offered when you install or update iTunes). On a Mac it should be configured automatically.
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    • Ganga
    • By Ganga 16th Apr 19, 2:16 PM
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    What is your desktop computer? Windows PC or Apple Mac?

    You can install iCloud on a Windows PC and link it to your Apple account. (In fact it's usually offered when you install or update iTunes). On a Mac it should be configured automatically.
    Originally posted by DoaM
    Its a Windows PC,running Windows XP
    ITS NOT EASY TO GET EVERYTHING WRONG ,I HAVE TO WORK HARD TO DO IT!
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 16th Apr 19, 2:28 PM
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    Its a Windows PC,running Windows XP
    Originally posted by Ganga
    I hope you're not connecting that machine to the Internet! Or if you are then you don't mind if it is hacked and you have to wipe it.
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    • aayush
    • By aayush 20th Apr 19, 9:42 AM
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    Do I
    need to download the app on my laptop /desktop
    or just
    mobile
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 20th Apr 19, 11:26 AM
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    App on mobile to upload first

    You can then go into 'Google Photos' on line in your browser on PC/laptop


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    Last edited by ballyblack; 20-04-2019 at 11:43 AM.
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