After five years of free, unlimited storage for “High Quality” photos, Google Photos will has a limit. So it’s time to download your pictures from Google Photos.
Google Photos has been one of the best photo services for years thanks to its free, unlimited storage. But according to the latest actions from Google this ending in June of 2021.
Google Photos will start charging for storage once more than 15 gigs on the account have been used.
that won’t apply to any of the “High Quality” photos you’ve backed up over the past five years, but it means that, eventually, you’ll need to pay for more storage.
When your uploaded photos become more than 15 GB, you will need to pay for Google one subscription.
Google One pricing is not changing. It starts at $1.99 / month for 100GB and has tiers going through 200GB ($2.99 / month), 2TB ($9.99 / month), and all the way up to 30TB ($149.99 / month).
If you want to switch from Google Photos to another service, here’s how to download your pictures and videos as a whole in a few steps.
How to Download your Pictures from Google Photos?
In normal you can easily download many photos from the Google Photos app, but if you want to download all your photos and videos you have uploaded through the past years this will be a big matter.
Fortunately, there’s an easy way to get your entire Google Photos library. It’s Google Takeout.
This service from Google offers the ability to pull all of your data from almost any Google product quickly and easily.
Here’s how you can use Google Takeout to download your Google Photos library:
- Open Google Takeout at takeout.google.com with your account.
- You will see a list of Google services selected, press “Deselect all.”
- Scroll down to Google Photos. Select the checkbox next to Google Photos and proceed to the next step.
- Choose how to receive your Google Photos data, you can have a download link sent to your email with .zip or .tgz files between 1GB and 50GB in size.
- Alternatively, you can have your files added directly to Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, or Box.
It will take some time for Google to fully get all of that data together depending on how much there is to download. Once the download is ready, Google will email you, and the data will be available to download from Takeout.