Google has created a very simple system that lets users download all the content they upload to its servers. And that includes photos and videos synced with Google Photos.

How to download photos from Google Photos

Simply open the Google Takeout service. You can do this with any browser, such as Chrome, Edge, or Firefox.

Access the export siteAccess the export site

If you are logged in with your account previously, you will be automatically redirected to the Google download page. By default, all of the services of the company are marked. As in this case, it is about downloading photos and videos from Google Photos, using the Deselect all button to uncheck all the boxes.

Uncheck all the optionsUncheck all the options

Scroll through the list until you find the Google Photos entry. Check the box and make sure that the All photo albums included option is enabled.

Enable the download of photos in Google PhotosEnable the download of photos in Google Photos

Use the Next step button to skip to the next step.

Continue exportingContinue exporting

Select Send download link via email to receive the download link in your Gmail inbox. You can also tell Google to send your files to Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive.

Export optionsExport options

To finish, tap on the Create export button.

Start exporting the photosStart exporting the photos

With these steps completed, the export of your photos has started. Depending on the number of images uploaded, this process can take minutes or even hours. You will have to wait patiently to receive the download link in your e-mail. The appearance of this one is very similar to the one you see in the following screenshot.

Download all the photosDownload all the photos

By tapping on the Download your files button, you will access the direct download of your content. You must do this as soon as possible, as the link expires after a few days. Google Photos includes the original versions of your photos and videos, plus a copy with edits applied.

How to download all photos from Google Photos step by step

  1. Access to Google Takeout.
  2. Check only the Goole Photos box.
  3. Choose between receiving files by mail, Google Drive, OndeDrive, or Dropbox.
  4. Confirm the backup by tapping Create export.
  5. Download the files upon receipt of the notification from the chosen receiving system.