Google Photos is an amazing way to see your photos, and the deep search makes it easy to find photos of specific people, places, or times. Prior to June 1, 2021, Google offered free, unlimited photo storage. Currently, things have changed.

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You just get 15GB of Google storage in total, which counts recordings on your Google Drive and Gmail, as does Google Photos. So, to transfer more photos and recordings that will push your cut beyond 15GB, you’ll need to buy more storage with Google One.

There are currently four capability tiers on Google One.

These are:

  • 15 GB – Free
  • 100GB – £1.59 per month / £15.99 per year
  • 200GB – £2.49 per month / £24.99 per year
  • 2TB – £7.99 per month / £79.99 per year

Unfortunately, there are currently no unlimited storage choices available. You’ll have to check out other cloud storage choices assuming you need them. You can also reserve more space for photos and videos by outputting huge documents to your Google Drive.

There’s no compelling reason to be concerned about existing documents from before June 1, as those photographs will remain on Google’s servers and won’t be erased or inconvenienced if you don’t pay – that’s typical confusion .

If, like me, you have a photo library overflowing with photos you took before claiming a cell phone, chances are they’re somewhere on a hard drive. Google hasn’t made it easy to transfer them, but here are two methods to transfer each photo, one of which is scheduled.

Transfer to Google Photos Using an Internet Browser

Before we get to the most efficient way, here is the undeniable way: go to and press Download.

Unfortunately, the simple way won’t work for the vast majority, as the upload choice in Google Photos will just transfer the stuff of a solitary organizer.

The vast majority keep their photographs in many organizers in order to have “collections” for various events. Unless you’re willing to go through a handful or even many organizers and duplicate – or move – those photos into a single envelope, you won’t be able to use this choice.

You can hardly use the Download button for every skin you have anyway, again, which is illogical assuming you have at least 100.

TIP: Before you upload all your photos, upload a few and make sure Google Photos can accurately recognize when they were taken. Either way, you will have intense memories of finding them once again.

Once uploaded, you should be given the option to enter the date it was taken, for example, “May 22, 2000” and all photos from that date should be displayed. If not, search for the specific filename of the photo you recently uploaded, and Google Photos should show it. Click on the I image at the top and you will see the information for that photo.

Assuming there is a problem and the “date taken” is not accurately distinguished, you will need to use an instrument to edit this metadata.

Whenever you have reached the limit of what you can transfer, Google will enlighten you. Assuming you want more space, you can get a top notch Google One recording.

Transfer to Google Photos using Backup & Sync

Thus, we arrive at the most ideal choice for transferring your entire photo library to Google Photos. This includes downloading Google’s backup and sync utility, selecting an organizer or envelopes to fit, and then, at that point, passing it on to transfer the photos, like any record in those envelopes.

If these organizers end up on a NAS drive like mine, you might notice that you can’t choose the root envelope in Backup & Sync. The workaround is to create an envelope inside (call it forward or whatever), then at this point move each of your photo organizers into it.

Here’s step by step how to approach introducing backup and sync and transferring that large number of snaps to Google Photos.

Note: This mainly works for Windows PCs and you will need to introduce Google Photos app on Android or iPhone to transfer camera roll from your phone. This guide is primarily for those who have done this before and currently need to transfer stored photos to their PC or Windows PC.

  1. First, go to the Google Photos site and press the Download button.
  1. When the recording is downloaded, click on it in your Internet browser or explore the organizer where the downloaded documents are stored – normally Downloads. Double tap on the document (called installbackupandsync.exe) and press the START button.
  1. You will need to sign in to your Google account, the one you use for Google Photos.
  2. On the “Setup” screen, select Backup photos and recordings.
  1. Next, you want to tell Backup & Sync which organizers your photos are in. This can be about as easy as tapping the container near Photos, however, if your photos are stored somewhere else, like another envelope on your hard drive, external drive, or NAS drive, click CHOOSE FOLDER and explore it.

You can sync many organizers, but you can’t choose multiple envelopes at the same time.

  1. Select the quality you need for your photo/video – Storage Saver takes up less space, but packs the document. In the meantime, original quality will not pack discs, but will require more storage in your standard.
  2. Click START and Backup & Sync will begin transferring photos and recordings to the folder(s) you chose for Google Photos.
  3. To keep an eye on the progress, click on the image ^ in the Windows taskbar and capture the image of the little white cloud. You will see a preview of the recordings being transferred.

The time it will take to transfer all your photos and recordings will depend on the overall amount of information to be transferred and the transfer speed of your web association, which is usually much slower than the download speed.

Leave your PC or PC turned on while transferring documents. In my situation, with a transfer speed of 16 Mbps, it took about 24 hours to transfer 30,000 photos and recordings from many organizers to a NAS drive.

Again, the amount you can transfer will depend on how much storage you have in your Google One folder.