In our latest podcast episode, #47, we talk about creating a shared Google Photo file where you can upload your historical family photos and share them with other family members who can also upload photos to the same file. There are a few wonderful things about this project one being that you can download and save in your own files the photos that your family shares in the group site. Another is using Goggles face recognition abilities to help identify who is in the photos.
- The process is easy. First you need a google account which is free and easy to set up.
- Enter photos.google.com in the address bar
- click on CREATE in the top bar
- click on SHARED ALBUM when the drop down box appears
- Here you can add a title for your album and choose if you will upload photos or use face recognition to start. Can always upload your photos later if you choose “Select people and pets”
- If you already have Google photos set up then give the face recognition a try and see what comes up. This option will populate your screen with faces in your photos. (my historical photos are not all in my Google photo file so not many came up when I did this process).
- Click upload photos and all your photos that are in Google photos will appear, if you just signed up the album will be blank. In the upper right corner, click select from computer.
- Choose the photos from your computer file that you would like to share and upload.
- Click the SHARE button in the top right corner and pop up box will appear with your google contact.
- click the ones you would like to share the album with OR type in their email where directed.
- Once you have all your emails added you can add a message and then click the blue arrow to share. Everyone in your group can upload photos.
- Click on a photo and add a detailed description so everyone in your group will have all the information about who is in the photo, where it was taken, who owns the photo etc.
Give Google photo sharing a try and see what photos your family has to share that you may have not ever seen before.