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How to Sort Google Photo Albums

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Gary added on September 1, 2020 to Fotosifter

Google photo is a strong online photo organizer and photo storage tool. By different criteria, users are able to share their albums or photos after organizing or editing. Also you are allowed to add, remove or edit photos from an album at any time if you want to. Google photo recognizes faces in your photos and put the same faces into a group. Also you have the ability to hide a face you don’t want to show.

In this article, I will share you ideas about how to sort Google photo albums within a few basic operations.

1. Dashboard

Here is the dashboard of Google photo. On the left side are normal toolbar, including Photos, Sharing, For you, Albums, Utilities, Archive and Trash.

Photos is the main interface, your imported photos or videos will be displayed here, you can also drag photos or videos here to import.

Google photos dashboard

After you edit a photo or finished sort, you are able to share them. Once you shared anything, it will appears in Sharing.

you shared anything, it will appears in Sharing.

For you is actually a quick entry of some features, here are tips also.

Google photos For you page

Albums is the place to create or browse an album, here are 7 built-in albums with different features.

Albums is here to browse

In Utilities, you can add partner account.

add partner account in Utilities

Archived items will be displayed here. If a photo or video is archived, it is not going to show up again in Photos.

Archive your photos, they will not show up in Photos

Deleted items show here, they will be fully removed after 60 days.

items in trash will be fully removed after 60 days

2. Import Items

Drag photos to Photos, you are able to import photos from computer. Or click the upload symbol to upload by computer or Google drive.

click to upload files

After uploading, photos will be displayed in date, there will be a timeline on the right side.

upload photos you will see a timeline

3. Sort Photo Albums

Tick photos you want, then click the plus symbol to create a new album.

tick a photo on its top left corner

Then you'll go to this page. On the top right corner, there are tools for you to sort photos, add text, photo and location, click the tick symbol on the top left corner to finish.

click the tick symbol on the top left corner to finish

To add photos to an album, first way you can tick them in Photos, then click plus symbol to add.

tick them first, then click plus

Or you can double click it, then click more options to add to new album.

double click first then callout more options

You may have seen that there are built-in albums. How should we sort those Google albums?

The People album is a collection of photos that contain faces, the same face will be grouped together automatically.

Double click a photo that contains a face, click “1 face available to add” to add a face tag.

“1 face available to add” is on the right side

Then click the available face to add a new face.

Click the face or plus symbol is ok

Click the plus symbol to create a new face, then click Done to finish.

Plus symbol in the top right corner

Now back to People album, there you've got a new People group. Wait a while, all photos contain her face will be grouped there.

here you have a new people group

Album Places is sort by location information in your photos, you can add or change location information in photo info or tick it first then click more symbol.

tick a photo then callout more options

Tips: This method is also applicable for edit date information.

Album Things groups photos by things, like sea, forest, mountain, car, bike et cetera. Videos you loaded are shown in album Videos, while album Collages, Animations and Movies allows you to create a collage, slideshow or movies ( need other apps ).


Above are answer about how to sort Google photo albums, it is a really strong tool to sort photos, the only weakness is that it relies on internet, without internet or a bad internet will affect the use experience.

If you ask me an internet free photo sorting tool, I would say Fotosifter. It has same functions with Google photos, sort and group photos by face, date, location and grade intelligently by simple clicks:

Import photos, click Auto Sort

Auto sort photos with Fotosifter

Then you get results.

Wait a while you will get results

By the way, you can use this feature to find similar photos and remove them.

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