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Google Photos Integration

Google Photos is a Google service for organizing and editing digital photos. It currently hosts over 7 billion photos and includes an integrated photo-sharing website. Filestack, users can easily upload images from their organized Google Photos photo albums to your site.

Current Worldwide Users: N/A

Uploads from the Google Photos API support the following types of files:

Users can select files from Google Photos that match these broad file type categories: Only image files are selectable

API OAUTH Webhooks

Using the Google Photos API

  1. User selects Google Photos from services list
  2. user authenticates connection by logging into Google Photos account
  3. user is connected and can select photos from Google Photos in Filestack dialog

Google Photos api upload widget

Upload to Google Photos

Uploading or "picking" a file from Google Photos in the context of Filestack means choosing a file and creating a distributable link to that file where it exists in Google Photos. This is the Filestack URL that all "Pick" functions return. If you are using the pickAndStore method, then the file from Google Photos is copied to a new storage location.

Sample Upload Code
filepicker.pick( { mimetypes: ['image/*'], services:['PICASA'], }, function(Blob){ console.log(replaceHtmlChars(JSON.stringify(Blob))); } );

Download to Google Photos

Exporting a file to Google Photos in the context of Filestack means saving a file from a url or Filestack Blob object to Google Photos and creating a distributable link to that file where it exists in Google Photos. This is the Filestack URL that the "export" function returns.

Sample Export Code
filepicker.exportFile( '', { mimetype:'image/*', suggestedFilename: 'newFile', services: ['PICASA'] }, function(Blob){ console.log(Blob.url); } );

Sample Image Conversion Code for Google Photos

If you have a Filestack Blob object or Filestack URL, then you can use the Filestack REST or Javascript APIs to convert office documents and image files. In the sample code below we "pick" an image file from Google Photos and use the Javascript API convert method to resize the image to 400w by 400h in pixels.

Sample Conversion Code
filepicker.pick( { services: ['PICASA'], mimetype: 'image/*', }, function(pickedBlob){ console.log("Conversion in progress...") filepicker.convert( pickedBlob, { width: 400, height: 400, }, { location: 'S3' }, function(convertedBlob){ console.log("Converted file url: ", convertedBlob.url); console.log("File is stored under your S3: ", convertedBlob.key); filepicker.remove( pickedBlob, function(){ console.log("Removed"); } ); } ); } );

Combining Filestack Functions for Google Photos

Now let's combine these methods and see what you can achieve with Filestack and Google Photos! Here we pick an image from Google Photos, crop and resize it, then save it back into Google Photos.

Sample Multi-Function Code
filepicker.pick( { services: ['PICASA'], mimetype: 'image/*', }, function (Blob) { filepicker.convert( Blob, { width: 300, height: 300, crop_first: true }, function (converted_Blob) { filepicker.exportFile(converted_Blob.url, { services: ['PICASA'], mimetype: Blob.mimetype, suggestedFilename: 'converted_' + Blob.filename }, function (exported_Blob) { console.log('File successfully saved!'); }); }); });

Create your own Google Photos OAuth application to Connect to Filestack:

By default, you do not need to configure anything to start uploading files from Google Photos, Filestack is ready to go out of the box. When a user logs into their Google Photos account from your site, the Filestack company application will show up. You can configure it so that your application shows up instead in order to make a more seamless experience for your customers. Click here to learn How to create a Google Photos OAuth Application.

Google Photos Webhooks for Your Application

You can be notified about all file uploads and conversions from all cloud services Filestack connects to. This includes Google Photos. Follow this link to find out more about how to use Filestack's Google Photos webhooks.

Here are some examples of the webhooks for uploads from Google Photos:

File Upload (symlink):

File Upload (with store):

File Export (save to):
  "action": "fp.export",
  "timestamp": 1444257665,
  "id": 142447,
    "source": "",
    "client": "PICASA",
    "filename": "newFiletest.jpg",
    "created": ""