How to download your entire gallery from Google Photos or export them to any cloud service

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The one who Google Photos end your unlimited storage for free In the middle of next year, as they have announced, it has been a surprise for Android users in Spain. Faced with this situation, many consider using a different application to store their photos in the cloud, without having to pay for it.

When it comes to moving photos to a new application, the first thing we have to do is to download all our photos from Google Photos. If this is your case, if you want to download them all, we will show you how to do it. This is a process that you will be able to do both on your computer and on Android.

Download your photos from Google Photos

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As is usual when we want to download our data or files from any of the Google applications, we are going to have to use Google Takeout. This is the service that the firm makes available to us to download the files that we have accumulated in any of its applications over time. This is something that we will also be able to do with the images and videos that we have in Google Photos. The steps to follow are:

  1. Enter Google Takeout, at this link.
  2. We click on uncheck everything.
  3. In the list of services that we find, you have to search for Google Photos.
  4. We mark only this app.
  5. Click Next step.
  6. Select the export frequency (as we want to download all the photos, once is enough).
  7. Choose the type of file to download.
  8. Select the delivery method:
    • Download link by email:Google will send a download link to your Gmail email to download the photos to your computer.
    • Add to cloud:Export the photos directly to your Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive or Box account. This option is interesting if you already pay for storage space in another cloud and it is transferred from one place to another without having to download and upload them manually.

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  1. Click Export.
  2. Wait for said export / download of the photos to be managed.
    • Google tells us that the processit may take hours or days to be done, depending on the size of your library. If in that time you regret waiting, you can cancel it by pressing the button.Cancel export.

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These steps allow us download all the photos we have stored at that time in the application on Android. The process can be carried out from the phone or the computer, whichever is more comfortable for you. Once the file in question has been created where those albums are, Google will notify you, so that you can download it now.

Download a specific album

Google Photos choose albums to download

Over time we have accumulated many images and albums in Google Photos, although there may be a specific album that has a special value for you. Therefore, it is possible that there is one or more specific albums you want to download. In this process of downloading the photos from the application, we also have the possibility to choose one or more specific albums.

The only problem is that only the dates on which they were created will be shown, we will not be able to see the name of the album, making the process somewhat more complicated. You can always look in Google Photos for the creation date of a specific album, to see if that is the one you want to download. The steps to follow are:

  1. Enter Google Takeout, at this link.
  2. Click on uncheck all.
  3. In the list of services that we find, you have to search for Google Photos.
  4. Click on All Photos albums included.
  5. Select which albums you want.
  6. Scroll down to the bottom and click Next step.
  7. Select the file type, frequency, and delivery method.
  8. Click Export.
  9. Wait for Google to prepare that file.

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