We are going to teach you how you can download all your photos from Google Photos. Since June 21, 2021, the application stops storing your photos for free and unlimited, since then starting to count the space that new photos occupy in your 15 GB of storage offered by Google for all its services.

Although Google Photos photos are stored in folders, we can download all photos from Google Photos in one go. The method is simple and can be done from mobile and PC, so let’s see how it is done.

How to download all your photos from Google Photos

For this tutorial it will be necessary to first enter Google Takeout. Being a website you can enter from iOS, Android or PC, whatever you prefer. In this page we can download backups from Google services, among which is Google Photos. The first thing we will do is click on ‘unmark all’, since it is the option that is active by default.

Now we are going to select only the Google Photos box. We slide down completely on the web page and click on ‘next step’. A new page will open where we can configure backup. In our case we do not have to do anything, since we are going to do a single export with the contents, however, we can choose the type of file and the size it will occupy.

If you have many photos it is advisable to download a fairly large file, although if your connection is not too good, it is not a bad idea to bet on several small files, less gigs. The copy will arrive to your email in the form of a link, and it can take from hours to days, depending on the amount of content you have.

How to download just the photos from an album

You may not want to download all photos from Google Photos at all, as there are many albums and folders that are sometimes not very relevant (Bluetooth, third-party app folders, downloads, etc.). If we want to download the photos from an album, we just have to press, once the Google Photos option is selected (as we taught you before), on ‘All Photo Albums Included’.

Clicking here opens a drop-down list with the different albums we have, ordered by date. The main problem is that album names not displayedSo we’ll have to figure out what’s what. The next step will be to export these files.