How to Migrate from Google Photos to Amazon Photos Unlimited

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With Google Photos, you only get 15 GB of free storage. But as a member of Amazon Prime, you have access to unlimited photo storage, including full-resolution RAW image files. Here is how to change.

When you upload photos for the first time to Google Photos, you will face a decision. Do you choose to compress your beloved memories or upload them in full resolution?

  Google upload size limit to 15 GB or compressed

If you choose the Original option, Google only gives you 15 GB of space, and that fills up quickly

If you choose the high quality option, Google offers you unlimited free storage. The compensation? Compressed files

Compressing image files to consume less storage space does not necessarily mean lower image quality, but you can do so. In any case, most likely, the changes that Google Photos makes in your images are barely noticeable, even when you exploit and print them.

So, why not migrate your Google photos to another cloud service, such as Amazon Photos?

What's good about Amazon Photos?

As an Amazon Prime member, you have access to unlimited photo storage, so you will not be charged any additional fees for unlimited storage of uncompressed photos, included for RAW image files. Yes, you can load as many RAW image files and full resolution as you want. Good news for everyone who is dedicated to photography! It is one of the main benefits that you may not know.

The problem here is that Amazon Photos counts the videos and any other non-photo files for a free storage fee of 5 GB. However, if you choose to purchase additional storage, Amazon's plan at $ 11.99 per year per 100 GB is cheaper than Google's, which will cost you $ 19.99 per year for the same amount.

Like Google Photos, Amazon Photos has an iOS application and an Android application, so you can synchronize your images directly from your phone.

The service you choose depends largely on whether you need to store a large number of RAW files, or if you are simply reluctant to compress your photos. (There is also a case to back up your photos in more than one location.) If you decide that migrating your photos from Google Photos to Amazon Photos is the right option for you, here is how to do it. [19659014] First, download your photos from Google to your computer

Visit Google Takeout on the computer you want to download, making sure you are signed in to the account that contains your images. This is where you will select the data you want to download and see the data of all the Google products you are using, such as Chrome, YouTube, Maps, etc. Since we're only going to download photos, go ahead and click Deselect everything.

 Download your Google Data Takeout page

Then, scroll down the list to select Google Photos.

 Select Google Photos

You have the option to choose which albums to download by clicking the button All photo albums included . By default, all your albums will be downloaded, but if you know there are some that you don't want, you can deselect them here. When finished, click Next step at the bottom of the page.

 Google Photos content options

Customizing the file format

This The next batch of settings focuses on the format of your download. Under Delivery Method, choose whether you want to receive a download link in your email or send it to another storage provider, such as Dropbox or OneDrive. You can also add the file to Google Drive, but keep in mind that this will count toward your storage quota. Therefore, if you are running out of storage space in your Google account, be sure to choose a different delivery method.

You can leave the Export Type as a Single File and the File Type as Zip .

Google allows you to choose between file sizes ranging from 1 GB to 50 GB. The larger the zip file, the longer it will take to download and extract. However, choosing a small size when you have thousands of images means that you will end up with a large number of zip files to download.

 Customize file format in Google Takeout

Google sends you an email notifying you your file request You will receive another email when your files are ready This may take a while if you have many photos and videos in your account.

You can always visit the Manage Files page to verify if your file is ready and to manage existing files.

Download your files [19659030] Click Download either on the Manage files page or from your email. You will be asked to log in to your account again for security reasons The download will begin One time Once you have finished, extract the .zip file and it will be ready to load.

Then, use the Amazon Photos desktop application to upload your photos

Download and install the Amazon Photos desktop application on your computer. [19659011]   Install the Amazon Photos desktop application

Log in to your Amazon account within the application.

 Log in to the Amazon Photos desktop application

You can use Quick Settings to automatically back up photo and video folders on your computer, but for now, let's make a unique backup of those Google file folders.

Drag the folder that contains your images in the Amazon Photos window. Or click the arrow next to the button. Choose a folder and choose Once in the pop-up menu, then find the folder you need.

 Select a folder for single backups

Amazon Photos will ask you to choose a location within Amazon Drive for your files. Select an existing folder or create a new one to start loading.

  Amazon photos Select a location

When the upload is finished, you will see its status as Completed. Click View on the web to start a web browser where you can view your images in your Amazon gallery.

Next steps

At this point, you have your photos backed up on both Google and Amazon. You can now delete your photos from Google to erase some storage space (if you were uploading photos in Original quality) or continue backing up to both locations.

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