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Here's how to download all of your photos from Google Photos

Here’s how to download all of your photos from Google Photos

In this way, you can download all your photos from Google Photos in just a few clicks. […]

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To less than The Google We have shown you that the data limit is imminent. How to manage Gmail, Drive, and Photo filesAnd the How to block new uploads to Google PhotosAnd the How to clean your Gmail inboxBy quickly deleting your old email and uploading everything you can before the June 1st restrictions arrive. But what if you just want to delete everything from Google Photos to start over or switch to a different service? This is actually a very simple task. Even if you only want to take some pictures, we’ll show you how.

If you have all of your photos from The Google Downloaded, you can delete everything you’ve saved there – or just save it as a file Online backup And he moved to another service. If you choose to delete it, we strongly advise you to make two backup copies of all photos before deleting your Google Photos library.

A good strategy is to have one Support On an external hard drive at home and a second backup to another hard drive somewhere else or somewhere else Zipper– Backup service that supports encryption like Backblaze or iDrive. Whatever you choose, it is always a good idea to have three copies of your most important data to keep it safe. Repetition is the key.

Download all images from Google Photos

Start in Google Photos Settings to download all your photos (c) IDG

Get all photos The Google Download pictures, Log in to the service And click on the settings gear icon in the upper right corner. On the next screen, scroll down to Export Your Data, click the arrow pointing down in this section, then click the link SupportAs pictured here.

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With Google Takeout, you can download all your Google photos with a few (c) IDG clicks

This will take you to Google Takeout, Company service to download your data stored on servers The Google Are stored. Getting there from Photos instead of going straight to Takeout will mark all of your content on Google Photos, but no other data from your Google account. Now click on Next step.

The next page displays the default data export settings, such as: b. The type of your archive file and the size of each archive file. By default, each archive folder is compressed into a ZIP folder, but you can also choose the TGZ format if you prefer. It is also possible to make the archived ZIP files larger if that is what you want. However, it is easier to download a batch of 2GB files compared to the larger 10GB files which may suddenly stop or get confused.

Depending on the size of your photo library, it might take a few days (c) IDG to export Google Photos

Once everything is set up the way you want it to, click on Create Export. Now all you have to do is wait. The Google Predicts how long the export will take. Depending on the size of your photo collection, it may take a few hours or a few days.

Download selected photos from Google Photos

In Google Photos, you can select multiple photos to download (c) IDG

If you just want to download some specific images, the process is very simple as well. First, hover over the image that you want to select, then click the check mark in the upper left corner of the image. This will The Google Puts photos in selection mode. From there, repeat the process for the other images that you want to download. If you want to download photos from an entire day, just click the check mark next to the date.

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For quick tasks, you can choose multiple photos to download from Google (c) IDG

With all the images you want selected, either press Shift + D on your keyboard or click on the three vertical dots in the upper right corner and choose Download. Then click Save when the File Explorer window pops up and is done. As with the “Bulk Pick” option, your photos will be downloaded as a ZIP archive.

It’s relatively easy to pull off your photos The Google Transferring photos. What’s not so easy is deleting all of your photos at once – but that’s a problem for another time.

* Ian Paul is a freelance writer based in Israel who has never encountered a tech subject that he did not like. It mainly reports on Windows devices, computers, games, video and music streaming services, social networks, and browsers. When he’s not reporting news, he’s working on manuals for PC users or improving his eGPU setting.