Sync with Google Photos?

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wwcanoer
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Sync with Google Photos?

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I'm using Syncovery 8.69. There is an Internet Profile for "Google Drive" and "Google Cloud Storage" but not Google Photos. In 2019 Google stopped syncing Google Photos with Google Drive, so I can't sync all of my photos this way. Has a later Syncovery version added that capability? Alternative?


Note: When trying "Google Cloud Storage" and clicking the container button, Google said: "Google hasn’t verified this app. The app is requesting access to sensitive info in your Google Account. Until the developer (tobias..@gmail.com) verifies this app with Google, you shouldn't use it."

(All that I've found so far to backup Google Photos is "takeout" via zip files or backup to OneDrive.)

tobias
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Re: Sync with Google Photos?

Post by tobias »

Hello,
we haven't implemented Google Photos yet. I hope it can be added some time later this year.

Google Cloud Storage is something completely different. Yes that warning is normal and it can't be avoided because Google won't approve applications that request Google Cloud Storage access via OAuth. They recommend a different authentication method (using service accounts), which is hard to implement. But it will eventually happen.

IMTheNachoMan
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Re: Sync with Google Photos?

Post by IMTheNachoMan »

I was wondering if there was any progress on Google Photos?

tobias
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Re: Sync with Google Photos?

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Sorry not yet ...

IMTheNachoMan
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Re: Sync with Google Photos?

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tobias wrote:
Tue Jan 03, 2023 10:19 am
Sorry not yet ...
I am sure you know this, but there are some limitations with the Google Photos API. rclone's documentation mentions them: https://rclone.org/googlephotos/#limitations

Even with the limitations I am looking forward to being able to use Syncovery with my photos. Would love to be able to copy local photos to GP.

User
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IMTheNachoMan wrote:
Mon Jan 02, 2023 9:47 pm
I was wondering if there was any progress on Google Photos?

tobias
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Re: Sync with Google Photos?

Post by tobias »

Hello,
no, not yet. I am a bit hesitant due to the limitations. Syncing with something that is not a real file system with a normal directory tree etc. will be difficult.

But as time allows, I will surely look into it.

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