Google Photos keeps your pictures and videos protected online. But to save lots of your moments just in case of an accident or to release cloud space, you ought to still periodically copy your Google Photos library locally. Here’s the way to do this with Google’s export tool, Takeout.
Visit the Google Takeout website and log in to your Google account. Click the “Deselect All” button to export only your media from Google Photos and exclude your information from the remainder of the Google services.
Scroll down to find “Google Photos” and tick the box next to it.
With the “All Photo Albums Included” option, you’ll choose which albums you would like to extract a replica of. By default, Takeout backs up all of your photo albums.
The “Multiple Formats” button tells you in which format your photos and videos will be exported.
Hit the “Next Step” button at rock bottom of the page.
Here, Google allows you to personalize a couple of aspects of the backup process. you’ll pick whether you would like Google to save lots of your archive to your preferred cloud storage or send it to you via email, ask Google to automatically export your Photos data every two months, and set the archive file’s type and size.
Click the “Create Export” once you’ve customized the export.
Google will begin creating a replica of your Photos library. counting on what percentage photos and videos you’ve got within the albums you’ve selected, this will take hours or maybe days. you’ll cancel it with the “Cancel Export” button.
When it’s done, Google will send you an email titled “Your Google data is prepared to download.” Click the “Download Your Files” button present inside this email to travel to the download page of your archive file. check in again together with your Google account for confirmation.
The file should start downloading as soon as you land on the subsequent “Manage Your Exports” page. If it doesn’t, select “Download” next to the Photos export entry within the list to manually request it. Do note that this download link will expire during a week.
There are two ways you’ll explore the downloaded archive. you’ll either open the “archive_browser.html” document to browse the library from a custom web app during a browser or view each photo or video file separately from the “Google Photos” folder.
In addition to Photos, Google Takeout allows you to extract copies of data from other Google services like Gmail.