AR Tues. Meet-Up - Craig Daniels - Google Photos for Agents 1.19.21

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside

          AR Tues. Meet-Up
            - Craig Daniels -
Google Photos for Agents 1.19.21

WOW!!! No other way to start this post about the Google Photos presentation by @Craig Daniels.


From start to finish, the AR attendees* - about 44 members - displayed rapt attention to what was presented. In a measured tone, Craig taught what he shared in his Craig's Classroom series available on Facebook - @craigsclassroom. 


Craig explained how Google Photos works. One MUST have a Google account but the account may have any email address from any company attached to that Google Photos account. 

Storage is free until the end of May 2021. Whatever photos have been up-loaded by then are stored in the Cloud without charge. However, starting in June, different accounts will have different pricing. Video may be stored there also so when you begin to use the Goggle Photos system, remember - videos require a lot of storage space.

No way to tell everything here in one post. Check out the post from George Souto as he often includes links to every post written about each Tuesday's presentation. Plus - on Sunday night, George posts the meeting link and info about the next Tuesday speaker.

Thanks Debe Maxwell, CRS for your weekly organization skills.
(And congrats Debe, on your FEATURED POST tonight!) 

A couple of comments about the amazing presentation...
Some points of interest: One may edit photos within the SAME program. One may use generic editing options or drill down and make more sophisticated changes. First of the categories expands to a comprehensive photo editor. If needed, even shadows can be removed without distorting any colors!

Another possible all inclusive option is to use a filter. Craig says he likes the "Auto" option. You may try different filters to see which is YOUR personal favorite.


How to access certain photos? Craig suggested using the Google Photos location service when taking pictures because it assists finding what is wanted down the road.

He also suggested that when one shoots many photos all at one time, an immediate (and quick) review of all those photos will assist in the future. He suggested using the "star" in that first overall review to identify which shots you prefer. Then -

Organization? Set up Google Photos Albums to keep categories distinct from each other. Makes for easier searches when a certain photo would be perfect in a post!


   Thanks Craig!
Looking forward to Part 3!


*  Attendees at Craig Daniels' exciting and informative presentation...


Comments (11)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Interesting update, I have never been a fan of videos, always thougth it was a fad now that it will cost people money let's see how quickly they will shy away from videos:)Endre

Jan 19, 2021 11:33 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have been missing out on so much since I haven't been able to attend the zoom meetings.

Jan 20, 2021 03:48 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Brian England And we miss your being with us also! Lynn

Jan 20, 2021 06:20 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That was a very informative and useful presentation!

Jan 20, 2021 04:58 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Kat Palmiotti   No doubt about it! Lynn

Jan 20, 2021 06:19 AM
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

Thanks for joining the session Lynn. It was very nice to see you! :) Great recap. I'm glad you discovered the editing tools, that is for sure one of the key takeaways from this great cloud based web app.

Jan 20, 2021 05:13 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Craig Daniels   Love learning about new options! Thanks.

Jan 20, 2021 06:17 AM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Nice write-up, Lynn. This was the first Zoom meeting I've been free to attend in months -- glad I did.

Jan 20, 2021 05:40 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Lottie Kendall 
You certainly picked a good place to start! Take care - Lynn

Jan 20, 2021 06:18 AM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

and Craig Daniels - a big thank you to you!


Jan 20, 2021 05:40 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Lynn B. Friedman - I loved the presentation so much that I set up my Google Photos account on my iPhone and iPad and now have all of the pictures on Google.

Jan 20, 2021 06:29 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

It was very informative and as I didn't need my phone I set up the account and uploaded photos while he was doing his presentation. So easy even a Realtor could do it

Jan 20, 2021 07:49 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Lynn the first thing I did yesterday after the presentation was to create a Google account and down load all the picture on my phone which was 1,700 +.  I plan on playing around with it today to test out some of what Craig shared with us. 

Jan 20, 2021 12:02 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Lynn:

Thanks for a wonderful recap of Craig's session. It makes me even more disappointed I missed it BUT I have this information, and some other posts, to help make sense of Google photos.


Jan 23, 2021 02:19 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

What a wonderful summary post, Lynn! Thank you so much for sharing Craig's Classroom we had the good fortune to attend earlier in the month. I can't wait for another one from Craig. He's one brilliant guy, for sure!
Thanks for participating in this month's challenge too, Lynn! And, thanks for the congrats on the feature. ❤️ 

Jan 31, 2021 04:17 PM