Course curriculum

  • 1

    Step 1: Your Google Account

    • Why this step is SO important.

    • 569.GP-Google Account

  • 2

    Step 2: Install the Google Photos App

    • Getting Google Photos started on your mobile device

    • Android: Installing the Google Photos App

    • iOS: Installing the Google Photos App

  • 3

    Step 3: Upload Progress

    • Watch your photos get uploaded

  • 4

    Step 4: Android only - Device Folders

    • How to include device folders in Google Photos

  • 5

    Step 5: iOS only - iCloud Photos

    • What is iCloud Photos?

    • Should the setting be on or off?

    • Learn more ... and ask questions

  • 6

    Step 6: Free Up Space

    • Don't delete photos until you understand this

    • Using Free Up Space on iPhone

    • 431.GP-Free up space on Android

    • Learn more ... ask questions

  • 7

    Step 7: Backup to a 2d location - a true backup

    • Download your albums

    • Backing up to a second cloud storage service

    • Learn More ...

  • 8

    Step 8: Stop using Gallery or Apple Photos

    • Google Photos is a complete replacement for your native Photos or Gallery app

    • You don't need the Apple native Photos app

    • You don't need the Gallery app on your Android

    • Learn more

  • 9

    Step 9: View photos on computer at Photos.Google.com

    • View photos on computer at Photos.Google.com

  • 10

    Step 10: Your photos are automatically sorted by date

    • Your photos are sorted by date

  • 11

    Step 11: Create Albums to organize your best photos

    • Making Albums

  • 12

    Step 12: Learn to use the mobile app and website to edit photos, make creations, and share

    • Using Google Photos

    • Creating a quick movie

    • Photo Editing

  • 13

    Summary

    • GooglePhotos-12steps

Your Instructor

Chris Guld

Chris Guld is President and Teacher-in-Chief at GeeksOnTour.com. She has been in computer training and support since 1983 and owned a Computer Training Center called Computer Savvy from 1983-1996. She was one of the first WordPerfect Certified trainers in 1986; President of the International Computer Training Association in 1993; Author of the Beginner’s Guide to Picasa as well as Mrs. Geek's Guide to Google Photos. She is now a Platinum Level Product Expert for Google Photos and owner of the LearnGooglePhotos.com blog. She loves to teach! If you want to learn, you’ve come to the right place.

What our students are saying ...

5 star rating

12 Steps to Success

Patty Donathan

Thank you for letting me try out your course. Because I have followed you for so long, I didn’t really learn anything new, but for someone new to Google Phot...

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Thank you for letting me try out your course. Because I have followed you for so long, I didn’t really learn anything new, but for someone new to Google Photos, it was great. The only thing I still can’t figure out involves using my photos when I'm posting in a Facebook Group or Page. When I try to share one of my photos, it only lets me select photos from my Apple Photos app. There is no option to select a photo from my Googles Photos. Very frustrating. Any advice, other than to have to download from Google Photos back to Apple Photos? Thanks again, Patty Pdonathan@gmail.com

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5 star rating

Step 1 Your Google Account

Terri Hanson

The beginning I was looking for. Thanks for your clear and easy instruction. Excellent!

The beginning I was looking for. Thanks for your clear and easy instruction. Excellent!

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5 star rating

Nice Course

Evelyn Luecke

Thank you for offering the GP Course. Nice flow of topics, easy to follow, and lots of practical tips. Helpful that you can work thru the topics in small b...

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Thank you for offering the GP Course. Nice flow of topics, easy to follow, and lots of practical tips. Helpful that you can work thru the topics in small bit-sized chunks - effective learning. This should be well received by the public. Thanks again.

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4 star rating

Excellent - makes me keen to explore more

Geoffrey Turner

A thorough grounding in Google Photos - for both Android and Apple devices. Some sections are a little "thin" - just a one-line sentence. I skipped the And...

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A thorough grounding in Google Photos - for both Android and Apple devices. Some sections are a little "thin" - just a one-line sentence. I skipped the Android-only parts as I don't have an Android device but when I reached the end of the Course it kept flicking me back to the parts I hadn't done. A good test of any course is whether it enthuses you to look further - this Course certainly does that and I'll be digging further into Google Photos' capabilities.

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5 star rating

Google Photos Course

Sue Campbell

I think the course is valuable to anyone who wants to learn Google Photos. A couple of things came to mind as I progressed through the course: 1. slides th...

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I think the course is valuable to anyone who wants to learn Google Photos. A couple of things came to mind as I progressed through the course: 1. slides that indicate to use the discussion button above for questions don't always have the discussion button. 2. I use iPhone with ios12. The location of some of the steps was not the same. Have to pause the video to hunt around. 3. The pause video is important to make sure there is time to use your phone to do the steps. 4. After completing a step in the course, I did not notice if there was an availability to go back to previous steps to review if necessary. May have missed it. 5. After completing the course, I did not notice if I was able to re-do the course in its entirety or only specific steps. May have missed it.

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