Photos from Google

You can integrate your Google photos directly into the editor by connecting your account to Google. Once connected you will be able to view your most recent Google photos, search across your photos using Google’s smart image search, and copy them directly to your media library ready for use in a post.

Connecting your account to Google

This only needs to be done once.

  1. Go to the Sharing menu, and pick any site.
  2. Find ‘Photos from Google’ and click the ‘connect’ button
  3. If you are logged in to your Google account you will be asked to confirm the connection. Otherwise you will need to login and then confirm.
  4. Once confirmed your account is now connected

Note if you are a G Suite user you will need to have access to Google Photos enabled by your account administrator.

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Browsing Photos

When you want to browse your Google photos, click the arrow next to the editor media button and pick ‘Add from Google’ from the dropdown menu.

The media library will appear, but showing your most recent photos from Google.

Scroll through the photos as you would your WordPress media library. Select the photo or photos you want to use in your post, click the blue ‘Copy to media library’ button, and they will be copied into your WordPress library ready to be inserted into your post.

Note that due to a Google restriction we are only able to show 1000 of your most recent photos. If you wish to access photos beyond this then you can use the search function. It can take some time for newly uploaded Google photos to be made available for us to show in the media library – don’t worry, they will appear!

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Google Photos provides a powerful image analysis search feature. You can use this by clicking the search icon in the top right corner of the Photos from Google media library:

Enter a search phrase and Google will pick  out all images it thinks match. You don’t need to have tagged or named your photos for this to work – Google Photos is smart enough to identify objects, places, dates, and even people.

For example, search for ‘cat’, ‘kyoto’, or ‘march 2017’

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