Google Photos opened last week, and it might have made its mark on your phone and computer. If so, then you would probably like to be able to transfer all the photos stored on your PC to the service, right? It is quite possible with the latest tool launched by the American giant.
If you want to download it, it is not complicated as you just have to go to photos.google.com/apps and then click on the link titled “transfer program from computer” . It is placed in the left column and you cannot miss it.
Then, you will have to install the program on your machine, following the usual procedure. On OS X, all you have to do is transfer the utility to the applications folder.
A very educational tool that is very easy to configure
After launching it, a window will appear in the middle of the screen and it will offer you to login to your account by entering your email address and password.
You will also need to enter a confidential code if you have activated two-step identification.
When this is done, the tool will open another window that will allow you to select the backup sources. There are three available by default (storage cards, desktop and photos) but you can easily add the folders of your choice by clicking on the corresponding button.
You will then need to choose the format or size of your images.
If you opt for high quality files, then the service will not impose any storage limits on you. On the other hand, if you want to recover them in their original size, then the space occupied by the files will be deducted from your quota.
As a reminder, Google offers several subscription plans:
- 100 GB for $ 1.99 per month.
- 1TB for $ 9.99 per month.
- 10TB for $ 99.99 per month.
- 20TB for $ 199.99 per month.
- 30TB for $ 299.99 per month.
When everything is in order, simply click the “start backup” button to start transferring your files. The procedure can take a long time and it will all depend on the volume of data to be sent to Google's servers.
The tool is quite simple, it's true, but it does its job well. If you want to modify the options mentioned a little above, then you just have to go to its preferences.
I advise you to take a look at it, by the way, because you will also find an option to import RAW files and another to enable or disable the sending of anonymous usage data.
Come on, more than 3,300 photos to transfer, we're on the right track …