So can somebody with some official knowledge clarify this: How many copies of my photos exist, and which ones are safe to delete?
Let me explain. When I take a photo on my android device a copy is saved on the device in the Camera Roll Copy 1
This photo is then auto backed up to Google Photos and saved in the "Auto Backup" album Copy 2
This photo now appears in Highlights, is this another copy Copy 3 or is it just one or all of the previous/future copies.
If I then copy that photo to an album called "Latest Photos" the photo isn't removed from "Auto Backup" so I have Copy 4
I then decide to share that individual photo in my "Latest Photos" album with a small G+ circle. This creates a copy in the "Photos From Posts" album Copy 5
Later I decide to share that same photo in the "Latest Photos" album in a hangout message. This creates another copy in my "Photo's From Hangouts" album Copy 6
I now have the option to add the photo to a folder in Google Drive Copy 7
If I later decide to delete one copy of the photo from any of the instances above, does it also delete it from somewhere else, all of the above, or does it depend on which copy you delete?
Please help me understand this chaos, my head is spinning. And don't even suggest i share it more times in different posts or hangout messages
I do think Drive will offer a better means of storage/organisation for photo's eventually. And hopefully more secure because I can't see Drive being shut down anytime soon.