3 ways to upload photos to Google+

3 ways to upload photos to Google+
3 ways to upload photos to Google+

Are your photos starting to take up too much space on your hard drive? Would you like to make a backup of your most precious memories, in case your computer or phone gets damaged? If you have a Google account, you can use the Google+ service to upload and manage your photos. To do this, load the photos from your computer, Android smartphone or iPhone. These photos will therefore always be available, without having to share them with anyone.


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Method 1 of 3: Use the Google+ site

Upload Photos in Google+ Step 1

Step 1. Go to your Google+ home page. To access your Google+ home page, simply enter the following address in your internet browser (http://plus.google.com). Otherwise, click on the "+ yourname" button, located at the top right of all the Google sites to which you are connected.

Upload Photos in Google+ Step 2

Step 2. Click the Home button located at the top left of the Google+ page

From the options that will appear, select “Photos”.

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Step 3. Click the Import Photos button

Above your image files you'll find several other navigation buttons. Click on "Import Photos", located to the right of the "More" option.

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Step 4. Add the photos

With the upload window open, start adding the photos you want to upload to Google+. Drag and drop files directly into the window or click the button to open a traditional file window.

  • If you can drag and drop multiple images at once, it is not possible to transfer an entire folder.
  • The photos are being transferred. If the photos are too large or your connection is slow, it may take a while. You will find a loading bar under each snapshot, which will show you the progress of the transfer in progress.
  • If you've changed your mind about a photo you've uploaded, just click the trash can icon to remove it from the selection.
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Step 5. Add captions

You can add a caption for each uploaded photo. However, these captions are optional.

You can flip the images in the desired direction, by clicking on the icon provided for this purpose, located next to the recycle bin

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Step 6. Select the destination album

Click on the "Add an album" button located at the top left of the transfer window to choose the album in which the photos will be saved. You can choose an existing album or create a new one. A default album will be created, bearing the date the photos were uploaded.

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Step 7. Click “Done” once you have finished the transfers

When you have edited the photos or album, click "Done" to upload the photos to Google+. Once done, a sharing window will open automatically.

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Step 8. Select the people you want to share the transferred photos with

From the sharing window, you can select the people in your Circle who are allowed to see the photos. You can also make these snapshots public, by selecting the Public option. Once you've chosen who you want to share each photo with, confirm by clicking the Share button.

Method 2 of 3: From a mobile device

Upload Photos in Google+ Step 9

Step 1. Download the Google+ app

Many devices running Android come with the app preinstalled. Otherwise, users of this operating system can go to Play Store and download it. IOS users will find the mobile version of Google+ on the App Store.

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Step 2. Sign in with your Google account

Once you have downloaded the app, you need to sign in with your Google account.

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Step 3. Enable automatic archiving

This function automatically transfers all the photos you take with your mobile to your Google+ profile. These images will all be private, until you decide to share them with your circle or the entire web. In order to save your internet package, take advantage of a Wi-Fi terminal to transfer the photos to your page, if you are not at home.

  • If you are using an Android mobile, open the Google+ app. Click the Menu button, located at the top right of the screen. Select the Settings option, then Auto Backup. Slide the virtual dial to the Activate position and if you wish, change options such as transfer by Wi-Fi only or the maximum size of photos.
  • For iOS devices, open the Google+ app. In Menu, select the icon shaped like a nut, then the option Camera and photo. This is where you will find the virtual dial to enable automatic backup. Just like Android, iOS offers to change the options of the automatic backup, such as when photos will be regularly transferred. Once done, go to your mobile settings, then to the Privacy, Photos, Google+ options. Here again, you will have to choose Activate.
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Step 4. Take pictures as usual

The photos taken will be automatically uploaded and saved to Google+ (at least, depending on the upload options selected). Thus, you can access your snapshots from your computer or any other mobile device by logging in with your Google+ account.

Method 3 of 3: With Picasa

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Step 1. Download and install Picasa

Picasa is free image management software developed by Google. You can use it to sync any image from your hard drive to your Google+ page. The Picasa website offers to download the Windows version of the software, as well as the version for Mac users.

  • For Windows: run the setup file. When the installation is complete, Picasa scans all the image folders that you have designated for it.
  • On Mac: double click on the Picasa archive found in your downloads. Select, then drag the Picasa icon to your Applications folder. You can also drag the icon from Applications to the desktop for easier access. When you launch Picasa for the first time, the application will ask you to designate folders containing images to scan.
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Step 2. Log into your Google account

Click on the "Sign in with a Google Account" link, located at the top right of the main Picasa window. A login window will appear and ask to enter your username and password. If you have activated the second level of authentication, you will also need to enter the verification code.

By logging in with your account, you will be able to synchronize the images on your disk with your Google+ page

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Step 3. Select the images you want to transfer

You can transfer the images one by one to Google+ by right-clicking on each item, button "Export to Google+" or "Share to Google+". You can also choose which albums you want to export, as well as who will have the right to access them.

To transfer an entire album of images, simply select the folder in question in the navigation panel on the left, then click on the “Share” button. By default, you will be asked if you want to create a new album with the same name. Once again, you have the option of sharing the images or placing them in an existing album

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Step 4. Synchronize your folders

You can configure the options so that every change that occurs in your picture folders is reflected in the Photos section of your Google+ account. To do this, from the navigation panel on the left, select the folders concerned, then activate the option "Synchronize with the web", which is located on the right of the window.

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