Google Photos #2: The good, the bad and the ugly!

Google Photos is a photograph and video sharing and storage service by Google. It was announced in May 2015 but recently it has come under the spotlight as Google is retiring the ever-popular Picasa web albums in  March 2016. All the albums stored in Picasa will need to be moved (if Google hasn’t already done it for you) to Google Photos While this is all exciting, new and fresh, there is one problem that is causing many a headache!

There’s a lot about Google Photos that is really great

  • Google Photos offers unlimited online storage space for your digital photos and videos. The original images are compressed after uploading but the difference is barely noticeable,
  • The Google crew have made some photo stories with my photos and added GIFS here and there. 
  • You can open a collection (album) and move photos around within that collection. 
  • Google has included image editing tools for individual photos and these let you perform basic  edits

  • “You can even produce animated GIFs and photo slideshows and send them to YouTube straight from the app” (Digital Inspiration) 

The problem of arranging collections in chronological order

The main problem that comes up on all the forums is that there doesn’t seem to be a way to organise all of one’s albums in chronological order.  This is a real problem and I am wondering if Google will give an update for this at any stage! I have searched the Internet for answers to this problem but haven’t found an answer yet!

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