1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Support Download from Google photos

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Woppit, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. Woppit

    Woppit Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    16
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2016

    Jun 22, 2016
    16
    0
    15
    Male
    Hi,
    Wondering if anyone knows an easy way to download photos from Google photos back to the device to save using data when I want to show multiple photos to someone.
    Thanks
     

    Advertisement

  2. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Android Expert
    Rank:
     #64
    Points:
    423
    Posts:
    3,892
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2013

    Jan 11, 2013
    3,892
    1,053
    423
    I think all you need to do is, while you're viewing an image or video, tap the menu icon (three vertical dots) in the top right hand corner and select download from the pop up menu.
     
    lvt likes this.
  3. Woppit

    Woppit Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    16
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2016

    Jun 22, 2016
    16
    0
    15
    Male
    Hi, thanks - obvious now. Is there a way to do this with multiple photos at the same time?
    Thanks again
     
  4. Woppit

    Woppit Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    16
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2016

    Jun 22, 2016
    16
    0
    15
    Male
    Hi again, just checked and this solution is not available for all pictures - download option doesn't exist!!!
    Thanks
     
  5. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Android Expert
    Rank:
     #42
    Points:
    618
    Posts:
    6,399
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011

    Feb 3, 2011
    6,399
    3,141
    618
    Male
    Retired and loving it.
    Oklahoma grasslands
    I just learned to use Google Drive.
    IMO, it is a hell of a lot better.
    You can install "Local Folders" on each device and they all sync up like magic.

    No "Downloading" required, it is already on the device in your hands, or on your office desk.


    This became extremely critical for me 3 days ago. My wife is in hospital facing a life threatening surgery and diabetic end stage disease problems. The family is all wanting to be "Kept In The Loop" as all of us would be.

    I use my cellphone and Voice Recorder app to capture every staff conversation, nurse, maid, doctor.... you just never know when the magic word is going to pop up and give you that "important piece of info"

    I then immediately rename that recording, click on Share, and then click on Drive....
    Job 1 done.... in a heart beat. I don't even have to wonder how long it takes for the upload to occur.
    If the hospital's WiFi gets clogged up, Google just makes the upload "Pending" and then later it sees the WiFi is unclogged, and poof! up goes the file to Drive

    sorry for the long diatribe, but I think it is pertinent to your situation.
     
    #5 AZgl1500, Aug 24, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2016
    badcatz and Dannydet like this.
  6. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Android Expert
    Rank:
     #42
    Points:
    618
    Posts:
    6,399
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011

    Feb 3, 2011
    6,399
    3,141
    618
    Male
    Retired and loving it.
    Oklahoma grasslands
    and then, if you want to give someone outside "the loop" a copy, you just give them a one time link to download that file... then the link expires, and your security stays in check.
     
    Dannydet likes this.
  7. Woppit

    Woppit Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    16
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2016

    Jun 22, 2016
    16
    0
    15
    Male
    Thanks.
    Hope everything goes ok.
     
  8. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Android Expert
    Rank:
     #64
    Points:
    423
    Posts:
    3,892
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2013

    Jan 11, 2013
    3,892
    1,053
    423
    The only time it wasn't available for me was when the picture was already on the device: you're sure that's not the case here?

    I haven't found a way to download multiple pictures at once.
     
  9. Woppit

    Woppit Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    16
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2016

    Jun 22, 2016
    16
    0
    15
    Male
    Hi, after checking it looks like that's the case - they're just all over the place so I missed them

    Thanks.
     
  10. svim

    svim Android Expert
    Rank:
     #44
    Points:
    608
    Posts:
    3,439
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2013

    Dec 19, 2013
    3,439
    2,515
    608
    Illinois
    If you long press on individual photos a blue circle with white checkmark will show up in the upper right corner. You can scroll down and select additional photos selecting them the same way. When you're done picking the photos, all the selected ones will have that little blue/white circle and all the non-selected ones with just an empty circle. If you tap on that triangle-shaped (three dots with two connecting lines) icon in the top menu bar, a menu screen with lots of different options will pop up on screen. Selecting one like 'Create link' will create a web link you can send to someone. When they open that link in their browser, it will open up an online Google Photos page that contains those selected photos.
     

Share This Page

Loading...