Adding a Google Photo to a note

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Share any individual photo from your Google Photos, and copy the link. Launch the template from Templater, and paste in the share link:

It then asks what style of embed do you want - just a link to the photo, or to embed the image, with the image data being stored remotely, or save the actual image to the same folder as the note:

The script goes and gets the permanent image location and inserts it as either:

  • a remotely hosted thumbnail image
  • or saves a thumbnail image in the same folder as your note

The thumbnail image is inserted with a link back to the original image on Google Photos.

That way the local image takes up hardly any space in your vault, and you still have a direct link to the original full-size image

Get the code here:

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