By Kelsey / Last Updated October 20, 2020

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User Case: Can I Transfer Google Photos to Amazon Photos?

“I have already built several photo albums using the Google Photos app. As an example, one album is called ‘family.’ Is there a simple process for transferring the Google Photos (GP) into Amazon Photos (AP) for use on the Echo Show? Suggestions would be appreciated!”

Amazon has free unlimited photo storage space and even full-resolution original image files. With Google Photos, if you don’t want to compress the image quality, you can only get 15GB of storage space. If you can accept compressed images, you can have unlimited storage space, but the photos will not have their original quality.

Because of this, many photography enthusiasts or workers who require photo quality are more willing to transfer Google Photos to Amazon Photos.

Google Photos VS Amazon Photos

Google Photos is a photo-sharing and storage service developed by Google. It offers unlimited free cloud photo backup, AI-powered sharing suggestions, and robust search features, though true photography aficionados will want more powerful editing tools.

Amazon Photos is an easy way to save and share your photos and meaningful moments with the free Amazon Photos app.

Google Photos Vs Amazon Photos

Next, let us analyze these two platforms for storing photos from two main aspects.

Cost

Subscribing to Amazon Photos is not as simple as paying a monthly subscription fee. There are two main access methods: Amazon Prime and Amazon Drive.

If you decide to subscribe to Amazon Prime, the price will depend on your country. If you live in the U.S, you will have to pay $12.99/month (currently).

The price of Amazon Drive is also different depending on your location. In the U.S., you can get 2 kinds of plans. The first one offers 100GB of storage and you can buy it for $11.99 per year. The second one provides 1TB and costs $59.99 per year.

Google Photos offers several tariff plans depending on the required memory - from $1.99 for 100GB and up to $99.99 per month for 10 TB (up to now).

Storage Limits

Google Photos only offers free storage for photos up to 16 megapixels. Anything larger than 16 megapixels will either count against your storage limits or be reduced in size to meet the limit. If you don’t want to compress the image quality, you can only get 15GB of storage space.

Amazon Prime members receive unlimited photo storage. They also receive enhanced search and organization features. Using the Family Vault, they can invite up to five members to receive unlimited photo storage, and collect photos together.

Amazon Photos also offers users 5GB of storage for videos and other files. Google Photos lets you upload an unlimited number of video files, as long as they are no more than 1080p resolution. Again, larger videos will either be scaled down or count against your limits.

The unlimited storage space and uncompressed image quality of Amazon photos make many people want to transport Google Photos to Amazon Photos, but they don't know what to do. If you want to know how to transfer Google Photos to Amazon Photos, please read on.

How to Migrate Google Photos to Amazon Photos?

You need to complete the process that moves Google Photos to Amazon Photos by downloading from Google Photos and uploading to Amazon Photos. Follow the demo below to complete the process.

Step 1. Now you need to download the photos you want to sync Google Photos to Amazon Photos to your computer or cloud storage.

  • Log in to Google Takeout where all data is stored.

  • Under Create a new archive, click on the box against the option Google Photos.

Google Takeout Select Google Photos

  • Click on the Next step at the bottom of the page.

Google Takeout Select Nextstep

  • On the next page, choose your Delivery method.

Google Takeout Select Delivery Method

  • Leave the other options- frequency, file type, and file size- as they are and click “Create export”.

Google Takeout Select Create Export

  • Wait for the export to be created. It can take quite a while, depending on how many photos you are backing up.

Google Takeout Exporte Progress

Step 2. While you are waiting for your photos to download, prepare to upload the photos onto Amazon Photos.

Navigate to Amazon Photos App and click Download.

Amazon Photos Download

  • After installation, log in to your account.

  • Drag the downloaded files of your Google Photos, and let it move Google Photos to Amazon Photos.

Amazon Photos Drag Files

  • Choose the folder where you want to save the photos or create a new one.

Amazon Photos Choose Destination Folder

How to Enlarge Backup Space of Photos for Free?

Most people move Google Photos to Amazon Photos because Amazon photos have more storage capacity, but it is worth mentioning that Amazon Photos also has its limitations. For example, it is only available in selected countries. If you don’t live in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, or Japan, there is not enough space to backup photos that must be a distressing thing.

Is there any way to enlarge the space for backing up photos? Here I recommend a completely free method for you - use a third-party platform: CBackupper.

Cbackupper Main Page

CBackupper is a free and professional cloud backup server. You can use it to transfer files between cloud storage. You can also combine multiple cloud storage accounts for free combination into a larger backup space to make full use of free cloud disk resources. If you have enough cloud drive accounts, it can even be combined into unlimited cloud backup space.

The following will show you how to use CBackupper to connect them if you have two Google Drive accounts.

Step 1. Enter CBackupper's homepage, click Sign Up in the upper right corner, you can also sign in directly if you have an account.

Sign Up

Step 2. Add and authorize your first Google Drive under the "Clouds" tab.

Add Cloud

Step 3. First click Tasks, then click Create Task to create a backup task.

Create Task

Step 4. Name your backup task, click “Add Source” and tick Google Drive, then click “OK”.

Add Source Google Drive

Step 5. Similarly, click “Add Destination”, then select another Google Drive account by clicking the drop-down menu and click “OK”.

Add Destination Google Drive

Step 6. Click “Start Backup” in the lower right corner to execute the operation, and wait until the task is completed.

Conclusion

I hope that following this article you have solved that transfer Google Photos to Amazon Photos, and I sincerely recommend to you to use CBackupper, which is a professional online backup service to manage your multiple cloud storage accounts, so you can have more space to store your photos and files.