On a Pixel, the entire point of having Google Photos is so that you don't have to waste space and clutter up your phone with photos. I take pics, the upload and delete from my phone. Easy peasy. The answer is not a user-level, but a programmer overhaul where a mobile user has access to browse all file locations on their phone. LetGo eBay and dozens of others have this right. This app is too iPhone minded (no access to internal folder structure), and closed off completely from a non-mobile standpoint.
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