Query: I take advantage of a web-based Google Images account to again up the photographs on my Android telephone. Our desktop PC additionally has entry to the account. However once I just lately arrange my spouse’s iPhone to again up its images to the identical account, I bumped into hassle. My telephone and the PC present that the Google Images account comprises solely my images. However when my spouse accesses the account along with her iPhone, she sees each my footage and hers. What’s mistaken? — G.T., Excelsior, Minn.
Reply: Your spouse’s iPhone isn’t importing footage to the joint Google Images account, despite the fact that it’d look like doing so.
The reason being that you just haven’t accomplished all the mandatory steps to share images. To guard private privateness, Google has intentionally made it tough for an individual to share a web-based Images account with another person. Simply giving your spouse’s iPhone entry to your account isn’t sufficient. Listed below are the steps to share images:
- Use the “sharing tab” of Google Images to create a “shared library” or “associate account” (see tinyurl.com/y8es3x44). Google supplies three sharing options: Share all present and new images in your account; share solely images of sure folks (as decided by facial recognition software program); or share solely images taken after a sure date.
- Google Images will then “invite” your spouse to share your on-line account, offered that she has a Google account. Google will ship the invitation to her Google account, or, if she has the Google Images app on her iPhone, to the sharing tab of the app.
- Your spouse ought to “settle for” your invitation. Now you would possibly assume that you’re completed. However all you could have performed is share your on-line images along with her. She isn’t sharing images with you but. (Out of your spouse’s perspective, this downside received’t appear to exist. Her Google Images app will show each your on-line images and her iPhone images, making seem that each are being shared on-line.)
- To share her images with you, your spouse should click on the “share again” choice within the app (see tinyurl.com/yasrpbox). The images she shared ought to now seem within the app’s “sharing tab,” and your Android telephone and PC ought to have the ability to see your spouse’s images in your account.
Query: I just lately switched to Home windows 10, and I discover it tough to repeat images from my digicam to the PC, and from there to a flash drive. The digicam footage go right into a Home windows 10 folder known as Images, however I can’t copy them from Images to a flash drive. What ought to I do? — M.H., Willoughby, Ohio
Reply: “Images” is a Home windows 10 app for displaying footage, not a storage folder. It shows images saved in a Home windows folder known as “Footage.”
To seek out the Footage folder, open File Explorer (it was once known as Home windows Explorer.) On the left facet of the display you will note a heading known as “This PC” with an arrow beside it.
Left-click the arrow and several other subheadings will seem, together with “Footage.”
To repeat the contents of Footage, right-click it, and from the ensuing menu select “copy.”
Then open your flash drive in File Explorer and “paste” the Footage folder there. Or, you may double-click Footage to open it, then copy solely the images you need.
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