Until June 1, 2021, you will no longer be able to upload unlimited free photos to Google Photos. So if you want to free up storage, you need to download your pictures and videos. We will tell you how to do it.
With smartphones you can quickly take tons of photos and videos. But for that you need a lot of storage space.
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Tire with photo storage as far as the eye can see – this is often too good to be true. Mostly it is. Google Photo users have recently learned this.
From June 1: New photos are counted towards the 15GB storage space
From June 1, 2021, the missing storage limit of the cloud service will end
. The new storage guidelines apply to Google Photos, Google Drive and Gmail. In particular, this means: anyone who violates the 15 gigabyte quota with new uploads in the future will be asked to pay – or they will no longer be able to save new files.
The new storage limit is not limited to Google Photos (for high quality images – now called “Save Space” – and “Express Quality” images – their original uploaded images are always calculated as 15 GB of storage space.
You can read more about the differences in Google here
), But also the total allocation for Google Drive and Gmail. If one of these services reaches the 15 gigabyte limit, the other is blocked and users can no longer receive emails, for example.
Before you worry about your current photo treasures, let me give you a clear idea of everything. These should continue – at least with regular operation – and, according to Google, not count towards the new limit. On the other hand, it is very annoying if you have a quota after June 1, 2021
Skip photos – for example, with automatic photo backups already installed on Android devices.
Google Photos: Need to pay for storage space?
So if you exceed 15 gigabytes in the future, there are two options: accept Google’s cloud upgrade offer and pay for more storage space – or free up storage space.
For 1.99 a month, Google offers 100 gigabytes of storage space.
If you choose the second option, you will soon notice that it is downloaded
Taking pictures and videos is not that easy.
This guide goes with you step by step. PC-Welt shows you how to download all your personal files to the local data carrier.
Back up all photos and videos stored on Google at once
Simultaneously download all stored photos and videos if not directly on board. With a slight detour through that
But it works.
Source: Alternatively, you can add all the images in Google Photos to the new album. It can be downloaded with a single click via the three point menu. However, this step can be time consuming, especially with large libraries.