Using Google Drive as a Photo Source

When you want to add photos to TreeRing you can access Google Drive to get your photos.

First you must link your account with TreeRing.

Linking to Social Media to Upload Photos

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Tips for using Google Drive:

1. If you do not see your photos from Google Photos make sure you have selected Create a Google Photos folder in your Google Drive settings. If you do not select this box the photos will just stay on your Google Drive and not move to Google Photos.

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Here is a link with more information on how to enable Google Photos folders in your Google Drive:

How to enable Google Photos folders in your Google Drive

2. Sometimes editors will share their Google Photos Folders with each other.  When you do this you must share the folder to be able to Edit, not just to View. By allowing Edit, the person will be able to access the photos to upload to TreeRing.

Note: If you are unable to access your Google Photos, try unlinking and linking your Google account in your TreeRing Settings.

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    Lisa Jizrawi

    This help page didn’t solve my problem uploading photos from Google albums until I also went to TreeRing Settings > Linked Sites > Unlink Google and then I re-linked to my Google drive. Now it works perfectly!

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    Debbie

    Hi Lisa - Thank you so much for taking the time to share your tip! We often advise customers to take this step and I have added this information to this article.