The concept of the Google Photos is to have an archive of photographs that can be easily accessible over decades to come in as much as the service still exists till then. The point here is that Google wants to make it easy for you to store memories and events you’ve taken down in shots but having tons of pictures without the knowledge of management can be daunting.
One obvious thing Google did that sets the service apart is that you can organize your pictures so that it becomes easy to manage with little effort. The process is quite simple and straightforward as follow.
Create Albums on Google Photos
The most basic method for 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 each item you want; in the mobile app, hold down your finger on a photo for a moment, and then tap on your additional items.
- Click or tap the plus icon in the upper-right corner of the screen and select “Album.” Then, if prompted, select “New album.” (If you want to share the album, you can select “Shared album” instead. If you’re not sure, don’t worry; any album can be shared later.)
- Give the album a name and click or tap the blue checkmark to save it.
So what happens next is that whatever Album you create will always show in the Album tab. Now if you add an existing album, the same process above can be followed with the only difference being Finding and Selecting the Album you want instead of Creating new Album.
Group pictures Automatically into Albums
One thing that could be daunting about Albums is creating them individually which can be really daunting and time consuming. But there are ways you can make an Album to show only images of specific group of people or Animals (Pets for example), the Google Photos can just do that for you “Automagically”. To do this, follow the steps below.
- Select the “Albums” tab
- On the website, click the blue “Create” option in the upper-right corner of the screen. In the app, tap the “New album” option underneath the “Albums” header.
- Click or tap the option to automatically add photos of people and pets, then select the faces you’d like 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.
Photos will fill out the album for you and continue to add in relevant new items as they appear in your collection. It’s just like a magic. The system’s algorithmic settings makes these possible and seamless.
Categorize by Favorite
One other way is of sorting images out is by categorizing them based on their specialty. For example, Pictures of your Graduation, Wedding ceremony and so forth which can be easily accessible within reach when needed. The “Favorite” feature is a great tool for making this magic happen. To do this, you have to do the following.
- Open any image or video in your collection.
- Tap or click the hollow star icon in the upper-right corner.
All of your favorited items will be grouped together in the “Favorites” section at the top of the “Albums” page which is sweet.
You can also search and sort pictures
Apart from the AI technology working behind the scenes to help you organize your pictures on the Google Photos, another great feature is the ability to search and sort pictures based on different criteria. To achieve this, you can just…
- Go to the “Albums” tab and look at the top row on the screen.
- Select “People” (or “People & Pets”) to view your photos and videos broken down by which faces appear in them.
- Select “Places” to explore your collection based on where the items 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 are visible within the images.
Google always give you the search bar to look for whatever it is you want to find and also you can combine multiple search terms like “My 3rd wedding anniversary” and so much more while the system brings you corresponding results to those search terms you’ve entered. Hope this help you organize your Google Photos into easy to manage archives.