How to download all photos from Google Photos

How to download all photos from Google Photos

If you use or have used an Android phone, it is very likely that you have accumulated a significant number of photos of all kinds of moments in Google Photos and you may one day need to download these photos to your mobile phone, computer or other device.

In these simple instructions on how to download photos from Google Photos based on the task: first on how to download selected photos, and then on how to download all photos at once.

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Download individual photos

Generally, downloading individual photos from Google Photos is not a problem even for novice users, but just in case, I'll show you the process:

  1. From a mobile phone: open the Google Photos application, open the desired photo and click the menu button, click "Download". Wait for it to download (in my case, the downloaded photo has been downloaded in "Internal memory / DCIM / Restored /".
  2. From a computer or laptop: In your browser, go to https://photos.google.com/ in your Google account, select the photo you want to download, click the menu button in the upper right and click in «Download».

In addition, you can download several photos to your computer at the same time:

  1. When you hover over the photo in the top left thumbnail, put a check mark and then select more photos.
  2. As in the previous case, in the menu at the top right click on "Download".
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How to download all photos from Google Photos at once

If you decide to download all the Google photos at once, it is better to do it from your computer, because the volume of the photographic file can be important. The procedure itself consists of the following steps:

  1. Go to https://photos.google.com/ with your Google account.
  2. In the Google Photos main menu (the three bars in the upper left if the browser window is not full screen), select "Settings" (the gear icon in the upper right) or, if it does not exist To do this, click on the menu button at the top left and select "Settings".
  3. In the settings, find the item "Export data", expand it and click "Save backup".
  4. The "Google Archiver" will open, with all your Google photos already selected to be archived. Click Next".
  5. Choose how you want to recover the file: via a link or by adding it to one of the cloud storage services.
  6. Then specify the type of file and its size (if the size exceeds the specified size, the file will be divided into several).
  7. Click the "Create Export" button. This will start the process of preparing and archiving the files, which can take a long time: don't wait - you will receive an email to Gmail when it is done, and then you can download all your photos.

As you can see, the process is not complicated at all and if you want to store all your photos and images offline, you can get them from Google Photos.