A friend wants to start a Google Photos album of places we go together, which I think would be tremendous fun. But I don’t have a Google Photos account. I do have some iCloud “shared albums” and related things which are fine, though she’s not in iCloud.
So, can I join and just upload photos we’re sharing, and generally access the shared album, but not get ALL the thousands of photos on my iMac and iPhone and iCloud tangled up in it? A limited application of it? At the moment, sharing a few photos with this one person, adding to it when we go places, is the only goal I have for doing this.
If I sign up, is it just going to default me into uploading absolutely everything I have? Do I have to do anything special to share in only a very limited fashion?
Also, I am nervous about joining up for broad Google services in general because I don’t know how to figure out where all the information is winding up. I think Google Photos was spun off of the rest and doesn’t draft me into putting my whole life online. Right?