Upload Mac Photo Library To Google Photos

There's no shortage of ways to store your photos and videos in the cloud.

At Mashable, Google Photos has quickly become our favorite online photo and video storage service because it's free and offers unlimited storage, as long as you're OK with photos being no larger than 16-megapixels and videos no greater than 1080p full HD resolution.

See also: How to back up your Android phone or tablet

Another reason we love Google Photos: It's super easy to get your photos and videos from all your devices into one place. Here's how to do it.

iOS and Android

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Google Photos is available as a free app for iOS and Android. If you own a Nexus device with the latest version of Android or a device running a stock version of Android, you may already have it installed.

Once downloaded, it's a matter of letting it auto upload all of your photos and videos into the cloud. If you have tens of thousands of photos and videos like me, it may take quite a bit of time to get your files.

Sep 06, 2019 Otherwise, here's how to enable the Photo Library on your Mac: Open the Photos app (it's in the Applications folder). Click the Photos menu. Click Preferences Click the iCloud tab. Check the box beside “iCloud Photo Library.” Close the window. Select either Download Originals to this Mac or Optimize Mac Storage. Jan 23, 2019 To see how many photos and videos are in your library, select Photos, click Moments, then scroll to the bottom. If you have iCloud Photos turned on, the status bar also shows how the photo library on your Mac compares to what's in iCloud Photos. If you're uploading photos to iCloud Photos, you can click Pause or Resume here.

Mac, Windows, camera and memory cards

Auto-uploading your photos and videos from your computer, camera and memory cards is equally as easy.

First, go to the Google Photos website and download the Desktop uploader. Install the app and then log into your Google account.

You'll then be prompted to choose backup sources. On Mac, the app automatically includes your iPhoto Library, Apple Photos Library, Desktop and Pictures folders, but you can click the 'Add folder' button to add more folders or select an external storage location like a camera, memory card or hard drive. You can also, of course, deselect the default backup sources.

We recommend leaving the 'Photo size' set to 'High quality (free unlimited storage).' Click OK and the photos and videos in the selected backup sources will start uploading into Google Photos in the background; new photos and videos added to the folders will automatically upload.

Manual upload

If auto-uploading and backing up your photos and videos from your computer is too extreme, you can always manually upload photos by going to photos.google.com, logging in and clicking the little cloud button with the 'up' arrow inside of it, which is located at the top of the screen. /system/library/frameworks/javavm.framework.

Alternatively, you can drag and drop files or folders directly into Google Photos to upload them.

Transferring from Flickr

There's no way to directly import your photos from Flickr and upload them to Google Photos. Instead, you'll need to download your Flickr photos and then re-upload them to Google's photo service.

Stock Photos

To download Flickr photos, select the ones you want under the Camera Roll tab and click the 'Download' button located at the bottom of the screen. Once the zip folder containing the photos is downloaded, unzip it and manually upload the folder or individual files into Google Photos, as outlined above in the manual upload section.

Transferring from Facebook

Like Flickr, there's no direct way to import your photos from Facebook to Google Photos. Getting your photos off Facebook is also more of a hassle.

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You've got two options: 1) manually download all the photos you want and re-upload to Google Photos or 2) download all of your Facebook data, locate your photos and videos, and then re-upload to Google Photos. The latter will get you all your Facebook photos, but the process of downloading all your Facebook data takes an eternity.

Amazon, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.

Upload Mac Photo Library To Google Photos Free


Upload Mac Photo Library To Google Photos Free

The situation is similar to getting your photos from other cloud services into Google Photos. You'll need to download pictures and videos to a computer and then re-upload them manually into Google Photos.

How To Upload To Google Photos

We know, it's time-consuming — and figuring out how to download all photos and videos can be a real pain if there's no 'download all' button. But look on the bright side, once they're all stored in Google Photos, you'll be able to search pictures for people and objects using its powerful search feature.

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