Article Updated On 10/Oct/2017
The new google photos app is great for the Android smartphones and Google has given an option for you to save all your photos on cloud for free. You can upload all your photos upto 15 GB for free to google cloud server and then always have access to those photos using your Android smartphone.
Google has also provided a Windows App which help you upload all your photos from your PC or laptop to the Google cloud. You can later access these from your Android Tablet, Smartphone or from any Laptop where you have signed in your google account.
I find it really wonderful to keep the photos safe stored in a cloud server, as saving on the local hard disk can sometime lead to loss of photos and videos. All your trips , wedding photos , your kids first day in the world , your birthday parties and so many memories can go away if your hard disk crash or you loose your laptop.
In the good old days we use to get the print of all 35 mm Kodak clicked pictures and used to buy beautiful album covers to decorate the most cherished memories. Now we have the cloud and local storage.
Everything is digital and print copies of photos don’t exist and it makes perfect sense to take a triple back up of your photos so chance to loose them is very slim.
What I do to back up my Important Photos
- Save it on the computer in drive where OS is not installed
- Take a back-up in the 1 TB back up plus external USB drive
- Take a cloud back of all the photos
It can be little time consuming and may take lot of bandwidth to upload the images if you have 1000’s of photographs, but it is totally worth it to take backup. And later you will realize how important it is to back up all your images and data properly.
Install the Desktop Google Photos App and Start uploading the photos , You can also create a folder in your drive and add all photos to back up and then later upload the Folder to Google Drive to take backup of your photos and videos.
Here are the settings for the Google Photo Uploader – You can add folders which you need to back up. There is option either to upload 15 GB of Full resolution images or you can upload unlimited images with high quality but at a reduced file size.
Usually your images can be 2-5 MB if taken from a DSLR or from a camera with higher MP so if you have plenty of photos which you wish to upload to cloud can opt for the free unlimited storage.
It is very easy to upload the photos and then check your photos on any of your Android Device or on Windows PC or Laptop as well.