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How does Google photos (almost correctly) determine the location of photos

They can use machine learning to guess location from photo Guessing the location of a randomly chosen Street View image is hard, even for well-traveled humans. But Google’s latest artificial-...
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Do Google Photos maintain any other color spaces except sRGB

Google Photos does not "maintain" or "convert" color spaces. The color space is a property of the image, usually noted in the Exif metadata. Since Google Photos preserves ...
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Is possible organize Google Photos by folder in upload?

I have faced the same issue and after only finding a single paid app that can do it, I have given up and written my own - http://jiotty-photos-uploader.yudichev.net/. It's free and open source. ...
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Exif tag for png files that will be recognized by google photos as date taken

Here in 2022 I am not seeing the accepted answer (from @StarGeek) work anymore. However, after some experimentation I found what did cause it to work. When I modify the ...
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Exif tag for png files that will be recognized by google photos as date taken

In my experience, I write AllDates and CreationTime to png, with no luck. ...
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Exif tag for png files that will be recognized by google photos as date taken

PNG metadata is poorly supported by most software, but it looks like in this case, Google has started supporting EXIF data in PNG, which it did not in my previous tests. If you write to the ...
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How to distinguish images compressed by Google Photos vs the original using metadata?

Google does add some tags to images that it recompresses, including images stored as "High Quality", which may be downsampled to 16MP or less. Images stored at "Original" quality appear to be kept ...
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How/where does Google Photos store both Original & Edited photos?

The following is equally applicable to phones, tablets and 'Smart Home' or digital cameras with: WiFi, sync and using the Android operating system; throughout I will use the word "phone" only. On ...
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Uploading RAW files from iPhone using Google Photos

Google photos does not support all RAW formats, and it looks like the Sony Alpha 7iii is not on the supported cameras list Any other files will be converted to JPEG before uploading. If you want to ...
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Edits to images shared in Google Photos

AFAIK you can't make these changes to populate. These images are not linked objects, they are independent. Anything you publish in internet is out of your hands and you have zero control over it.
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Google is wiping my EXIF data, gives it back in a JSON file. Any already built tool that restore the tags?

Turns out my preview tool on my macbook was just not displaying the tags. After a reboot everything was fine. What a relief
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Where are Samsung's "Gallery" app's automatic "tags" stored and how can they be used downstream (i.e. in non-Android photo mgmt / dam software)?

TLDR: huge app, no easy way to explain how it works, let alone how to alter or export this data. The Question Looking at all the references you've added to the question I can only assume you've done ...
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How does google photos get timezone and can I change it?

It seems to be a common annoyance with how Google Photos handles photos without GPS data from which it can derive timezone information. Here are some posts on this issue: Google support forum: The ...
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Edit street view 360degree image title after upload

I've resolved the problem within Google Maps App under Android and for info that doesn't work with the dekstop version of google maps
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How does Google photos (almost correctly) determine the location of photos

I wasn't carrying any smartphone with me when I took those photographs. I did occasionally login to my Google account on a smartphone when I was there. The photos however were uploaded a few weeks ...
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