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How to transfer your photos from Google Photos to Amazon Photos

Transfer all your images from Google Photos to the Amazon cloud with a simple procedure that we explain step by step in this article.

Google Photos is the most popular platform for storing photos and videos in the cloud, although there are some that are gradually taking ground away. We refer to Amazon Photos, Amazon's cloud storage service.

The removal of unlimited storage from Google Photos, along with the fact that Amazon offers Unlimited space for your Prime customers, have made Amazon Photos a great option to keep your images safe.

If you are already paying for Amazon Prime, it is best to start using Amazon Photos to store your files, instead of paying for Google Photos storage too.

To make the change even easier, we explain how to transfer your photos from Google Photos to Amazon Photos in a few easy steps.

Transfer photos from Google Photos to Amazon Photos

Follow this simple procedure to transfer your images from Google Photos to the Amazon cloud.

What is Amazon Photos and how to subscribe?

Amazon Photos is the cloud image service created by Amazon, a place where you can save your photos and videos without fear of losing them if your mobile phone or personal computer where you store those files is stolen.

Without a doubt, Amazon Photos is one of the best alternatives to Google Photos that we can currently find, because you can also store your images in the cloud, access them from different devices and save backup copies of your mobile, Among other functions.

To start using this platform, you just have to be registered with Amazon. All users have access to 5 GB free storage. If you need more space, you can pay for the 100 GB plan (1.99 euros per month) or for the 1 TB plan (9.99 euros per month).

But, be careful, that is not the best. If you are already an Amazon Prime user, you can directly enjoy unlimited storage of images in Amazon Photos. In case you are not yet, you can subscribe to Prime to access this great advantage.

Once you are an Amazon user, it does not matter if Prime or not, you can use Amazon Photos without problems, no need to subscribe to the service individually.

How to Transfer Photos and Videos from Google Photos to Amazon Photos

It is now clear that if you are an Amazon Prime customer, you will not have to pay more to store all your photos in the cloud when Google Photos permanently deletes its unlimited storage.

So that the change does not catch you off guard, it is best to start transferring images from Google Photos to Amazon Photos now. As we have mentioned before, it is a very simple process in which you will hardly have to invest a few minutes of your time.

This procedure is based on three main steps that we explain in detail below. Attention, because it is time to take your photos and videos to take them to their new home, Amazon Photos.

1. Download your photos and videos from Google Photos

The first thing you should do to go to Amazon Photos is to get all the images that you have stored in Google Photos during all this time. To do this, we will use the Google Takeout tool. So you can download your photos and videos from Google Photos:

  1. Go to the Google Takeout website.
  2. Tap on "Unmark all", since in this case we only want to download the content of Google Photos.
  3. Scroll until you find the option Google Photos and mark it.
  4. Tap on "Next step".
  5. Choose the download parameters- You can receive the download link to your email, choose the export frequency or even change the format and size of the downloaded files.
  6. When you're done, tap on "Create export".
  7. In a few minutes, you will receive a link from which you can download the file with all your images. Obviously, its weight will depend on the number of files you have stored so far.
Download content from Google Photos

So you can download all your photos from Google Photos.

The file you download will presumably come in .zip format, so you will have to use a program or app like RAR to unzip it. With this brief procedure done, it's time to go to the next step.

2. Upload them to Amazon Photos

When you have the folder with all the photos and videos from Google Photos, you will only have to upload them to Amazon Photos to start using this service as a storage place.

For upload your images to Amazon Photos from your computer, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Amazon Photos.
  2. Click on "Log in" to log in with your Amazon account.
  3. Click on the button "Add", in the upper right corner, then in "Load folder".
  4. Select the folder that contains the images downloaded from Google Photos.
  5. Click on the button "Upload".
Upload photos to Amazon Photos

Click on "Upload folder" to upload the one containing the photos from Google Photos.

In a few seconds, all the content of the selected folder will have been uploaded to Amazon Photos and, thus, you will have your photos and videos from Google Photos in the Amazon cloud.

If you want carry out the process with your Android mobile, just download the Amazon Photos app and accept autosave so that all photos and videos on your device are automatically uploaded to the Amazon cloud, including those you just downloaded from Google Photos.

3. (Optional) Delete your files from Google Photos

Finally, and as an option, you can delete all your files from Google Photos to make Amazon Photos the only platform storage you use.

This is a process that you can do both from the Android app and from the computer, although we recommend the latter for speed up homework. Before moving to your computer, deactivate the backup and synchronization in your mobile app. Then follow these steps:

  1. Enter Google Photos from your computer.
  2. Load all stored images slowly scrolling down until you reach the oldest one.
  3. Once the files are loaded, select the first image while hold down the Shift key, scroll to the oldest image while holding down the key and click on that last photo.
  4. Click on the trash can button, in the upper right corner of the screen, to delete all selected images.
  5. Then, go to the Trash section - left side menu - and go back to select and delete all images so that, now, they disappear from Google Photos.

With these three fundamental steps, you can collect all the images that you have uploaded during these years to Google Photos, transfer them to Amazon Photos and, definitely, remove any trace on Google's storage service.

After knowing this information, are you still Are you still willing to give up Amazon Photos, one of the biggest advantages of being a Prime customer?