Photos v Pictures: Problem uploading to Photobox


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    Photos v Pictures: Problem uploading to Photobox


    Sorry if this is totally the wrong place for this question but everything about organising pictures on Windows 10 confuses me.

    When I upload pics to the computer - from my camera or phone - they go into Photos. Fine. It's easy to keep track, make albums etc.

    But if I want to send pictures somewhere else e.g. on an email attachment or uploading to photobox (which I do both for security - pics stored in cloud - and also because I like to make photobooks) the system takes me not to Photos but through File explorer to Pictures. It is much less easy both to see them (because they are thumbnail size) and to organise them there.
    Please can someone tell me how I can go straight from Photos to photobox or at least via some other place where I could e.g. simply upload a whole album, making it much easier to put my photobook together.
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    I'm presuming that Photobox is similar to Shutterfly or Flickr. It's their 'browse' interface (image upload on this site works the same way) that, by default, looks in File Explorer for pictures to upload. Unless they enable drag-n-drop from Photos, there's nothing I'm aware that you can change. You can try using 'Extra large icons' view, if that makes it easier to navigate. Good Luck.
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    songbird said:
    ...everything about organising pictures on Windows 10 confuses me.
    When I upload pics to the computer - from my camera or phone - they go into Photos. Fine. It's easy to keep track, make albums etc.

    But if I want to send pictures somewhere else e.g. on an email attachment or uploading to photobox (which I do both for security - pics stored in cloud - and also because I like to make photobooks) the system takes me not to Photos but through File explorer to Pictures. It is much less easy both to see them (because they are thumbnail size) and to organise them there.
    If you look in Photo's settings you'll see this...

    Photos v Pictures: Problem uploading to Photobox-image.png

    Your Pictures folder is where the images are actually stored on your PC's hard drive. Your Albums in Photos are an index that is just used internally by Photos to make it easy for you to access and organise your pictures. It bears no relation to the true physical location of the file on your disk. If you want to find out which disk folder an Album picture is actually in, then right-click on the picture in Photos and select Open in File Explorer.
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