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emailing google photos

Since my only technical skills seem to be setting the alarm, I need help!. My wife has an android phone and a gmail address...It looks like her photos go automatically to Google Photos. The problem is trying to email one or more of them. They are in some format called Webloc and nobody seems to be able to open it when emailed. I have failed to convert any of them to JPG (except one Alps photo) and I don't remember how I did that one ...Help???

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I have a lot of photos in Google photos and I’ve had issues too. It seems like it’s a different process each time I try. Have you tried making a copy of the photo/s and then paste them in the body of the email rather than an attachment?

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A webloc file is generated by web browsers in Mac operating systems, so I wonder if you are trying to email the photos from an iPad or other Mac device. It will be much easier if you do it directly from the Android phone using the method described by RnR. Or even easier,

Open the Google Photos App
Find the photo you want to send
Tap the photo so ONLY IT is on your phone screen
On the bottom left of your screen, tap on the symbol of the Android connection (looks like a < symbol with three circles making up each point).
Select More (the three dots at the lower right corner).
Select Gmail.

The photo will now be added as an attachment right in the email with the .jpg extension. Simply add email addresses and any message you want to include. You can also add additional photos to the same email by tapping the paper-clip icon and selecting the photos you want to add.

If you want to send a lot of photos, it might be better to create a shared album in Google photos and send the link to that. Let me know if you want instructions on how to do that. This is a good option when traveling, because you can keep adding new photos to the album and the same link will work for everyone back home. When I travel, I create shared albums for each destination and post the link in Facebook so all my friends and family can access them.

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Thanks so much...Lane's recognition of the MAC's unique operating system and his suggestions solved the problem for both photos and short videos. I'm much indebted. Thanks to all who answered.

Log in to your Google Mail account.
Click the [COMPOSE] button. A "New Message" pop-up box will appear in the lower-right corner of the screen.
Complete your message as usual, and then place your cursor where you would like the image to appear.
From the bottom toolbar, click [Insert Photo] icon (mountains).
In the resulting diaglogue box, navigate to the desired image by using one of the following options:
Under the [Photos] tab, select an image from your Google Photos.
Under the [Albums] tab, click an album name to select an image from your Google Albums.
Under the [Upload] tab, drag and drop an image to the text box or click [Choose photos to upload] to select an image from your computer.
Under the [Web Address (URL)] tab, enter or paste the image URL into the provided field.
When you have selected an image, click [Insert].

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My Android phone keeps my photos in the phone Gallery. When I want to share a photo via gmail I can do that from Gallery. I don't need to go to Google Photos at all. Does your wife's phone have a photo Gallery? It might be easier and faster to bypass Google Photos altogether.