How to upload old photos to Google Photos from your PC

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How to upload old photos to Google Photos from your PC? In this article we will mainly deal with the Google Photos app for automatically backing up the photos on our smartphones. Thanks to its unlimited free storage and high quality, iCloud can't compete with anyone.


When it comes to the hundreds of photos stored in the boxes in our closet, Google Photos is the answer. All it takes is scanning and uploading from our PC, which makes backing up your old and beloved paper photos a breeze.



In this article we will explain to you how to upload old photos to google photos from your pc, Read on to learn more.

In addition to working on Android smartphones, Google Photos also works on iOS devices, Macs and PCs, making it a workhorse.


If you don't upload photos in their original quality, you get unlimited high-quality storage, which means that all of your digital photos, and even old scans of entire family albums, can be kept forever, all for free!

How to upload old photos to Google Photos from your PC

Archiving all your old paper photos into the digital realm is easy with the Google Photos FotoScan app.

It comes from Google, lets you scan old photos, and uses machine learning to keep accurate color, reflections, and glare to a minimum.


Then, once all your photos are scanned, you can import them from your computer to the cloud. Just download the Backup and Sync application from Google. There is a version for Windows PC and another for Mac. Once you open the software, log in with your existing Google account.



Then, it will allow you to choose to backup all your files to Google Drive or just photos and videos. Select the option for only photos and videos for now so as not to take up too much space, then select the desired quality level (choose high quality for unlimited storage), which folders on your PC you want to sync with the cloud and other details as if saving metadata for photo editing programs.

Once done, just let the program start backing up all selected files automatically.


After that, you can still change your settings and preferences and decide whether or not you want to remove the photos from your computer when they are uploaded. Also, you can back up files directly from USB drives or SD cards connected to your computer.


However, the application also has limitations. It will not upload photos weighing more than 75MB, videos larger than 10GB, or images smaller than 256 x 256 pixels.

Accepted file types include: .jpg, .png, .webp, some RAW files, .mpg, .mod, .mmv, .tod, .wmv, .asf, .avi, .divx, .mov, .m4v, .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .m2t, .m2ts, .mts and .mkv.


Do you enjoy using Google Photos? Are you getting maximum performance, or are you just using it for photo backups of your phone? Let us know in the comments.

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