I take pictures on my Android phone, and I have them synced with Google Photos, which puts them on other devices immediately via the cloud.
How do I enable Google Photos to automatically sync to my Ubuntu laptop hard drive?
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First, you must check the box to enable Google Photos folder in your Google Drive settings so that your Photos will be visible in Drive.
A standard Ubuntu install has GNOME settings has a built in "Online Accounts" section to easily configure a drive in to show in nautilus File Viewer.
The creator made a PPA for it with .deb files for Ubunutu, run the following in a terminal to install the PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alessandro-strada/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install google-drive-ocamlfuse
Then, still in the terminal, run the following to get started:
This will set up the configuration files and folders needed as well as launch your default browser so you can login to your google account.
Next, back in the terminal, you will need to create a directory to mount your google drive in:
And finally to mount the drive so you can see your files, run:
It works similarly to nfs in that the files aren't actually copied to your computer so if you want to have them when you aren't connected to the internet, you will need to copy them to a local directory.
The above answer will not work. Google stopped syncing Google photo with Google Drive awhile ago. If you want access to Google Drive then the above works great. If you want to mount Google Photo then there does not seem to be a solution. This program is useful for backing up and keeping in sync with Google Photo https://pypi.org/project/gphotos-sync/