How to download all photos from Google Photos

Google has developed a very simple system for users to download any content they upload to its servers. And the same goes for photos and videos synced to Google Photos.

How to download photos from google photos

You simply open the Google Takeout service. You can do this with any browser, e.g. B. Chrome, Edge or Firefox.

Access to the export portalAccess to the export portal

If you are previously logged in to your account, you will be automatically redirected to the Google Downloads page. By default, all of the company’s services are checked. Since this case is about downloading photos and videos from Google Photos, you can with the button Deselect all (deselect all) remove all ticks.

Select all optionsSelect all options

Scroll down the list until you find the entry Google Photos find. Put a tick in the box and make sure the option All photo albums included (All photo albums included) is activated.

Enable downloading of photos in Google PhotosEnable downloading of photos in Google Photos

Use the button Next stepto jump to the next step.

Continue exportingContinue exporting

choose Send download link via email (Email download link) to receive the download link in your Gmail inbox. You can also instruct Google to send your files to Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive.

Export optionsExport options

Finally tap the button Create export.

Start exporting the photosStart exporting the photos

When these steps are complete, your photos will have started exporting. Depending on the number of images uploaded, this process may vary minutes or even hours. You will have to wait patiently for the download link to arrive in your inbox. It looks something like the screenshot below.

Download all photosDownload all photos

When you click the button Download your files click, you will get to the direct download of your content. It’s important that you do this as soon as possible as the link will expire after a few days. Google Photos contains both the original versions of your photos and videos and a copy with the edits made.

How to download all your photos from Google Photos – step by step

  1. Sign up for Google Takeout.
  2. Just tick the box for Goole photos.
  3. You can choose whether you want to receive the files by mail, Google Drive, OndeDrive or Dropbox.
  4. Confirm the backup by clicking Create Export.
  5. Download the files as soon as you receive the notification from the chosen receiving system.

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