Google Photos integration/sync needed!!

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I ́m more than extremly interested in a sharing/sync-option from PS Elements to Google photos (and albums). Please make this possible- it would make all frustrated Picasa/Google-Users very happy!
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eva

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  • frustrated, because I don´t know what do do with all my albums in Google photos

Posted 9 months ago

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Steve Lehman

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Hello Eva,  

Adobe does not have an agreement with Google for sharing stuff, but I will pass that along.  Thank you.   

Steve Lehman, Windows MCSE responding   
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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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Same question here in that recent post:
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/feature-request-elegant-integration-with-goog...

I won't comment on the reasons 'elegant integration' is a dream today. You find very limited 'integration and sync' option with other sites but nothing including sharing the files and their organization on the Cloud and enabling working with the powerful Elements Organizer. That goes farther than creating 'albums' or storing files in a simple folder hierarchy. The attempt by Adobe with Revel did not succeed in the purpose.

The positive side of the present situation is that syncing a library on the Cloud and on your computer drive works very well today. Google Drive, OnDrive, Dropbox, my own Internet provider...  all allow an automatic syncing. Provided you are interested to share only a reasonable subset of your big library, you can opt for a simple folder tree organization (replacing so-called 'albums') on the Cloud and keep your advanced big library managed by the Organizer.
The principle is that those service providers create a dedicated copy of the folder tree on the Cloud and on your drive.
 You can select the photos to manage in that folder tree either from your camera, from the Cloud or from the Organizer. The above solutions sync both libraries automatically.
For instance, I select albums or sets of pictures from my smartphone, and send them to the service. In the background, the smarphone sends the image to the Cloud, which in turn sends them to my computer (computers... I use Dropbox). When I am back home, my photos are available. I can even use the 'watched folders' feature to get the photos integrated in the catalog.
Or I can manage the common folder tree in my computer, add tags in the organizer and write metadata to files; that is synced with the Cloud (just try that after tagging and editing a shoot of a few hundreds photos; your tags are immediately available from the Cloud from your Explorer or Finder).

If you are happy with a  simple organization based on 'albums' (replaced by subfolders),  and if you accept to select only the files which are worth sharing, you can share your common library with other devices or other users; at the same time you can used advanced organization like real albums, tags, notes, captions, stacks and version sets etc in the Organizer.