Okay, this might seem like a strange question, bare with me. As we all know Google has gone through several ideas trying to figure out a decent online photo management site. First there was Picasa Web Albums. Then there was Google+ Photos. Now there is Google Photos. Back before Google Photos, you could turn on photo syncing in your android device and it would backup your photos to you google account without having to install an additional app. But ever since Google released the Google Photos app, now you have to install that app in order for photo syncing to take place. That does not sound bad, but the problem is that the Google Photos app is a resource hog like no other. On my phone I kept running out of app space and upon investigation, I found that the Google Photos app was consuming close to 500 megabytes of app memory space. I did a data clean up on it and within a week it was back up to 350 MB. I am not sure why the Google Photos app is consuming so much data space, but it does. I don't know what Google was thinking when they designed this app, but to make an app that constantly grows and consumes hundreds of MB of space on a smartphone is beyond stupid. The simple solution is to uninstall the app, but then my photos will not sync with my google account, even though I have photo syncing turned on under settings. So my question is this; How do I get photos to sync with my google photo storage without the google photos app, in the same way it used to before the google photos app came out?