How to export photos from Google Photos to iCloud

From June 1, 2021, the photos and videos uploaded to Google Photos will be counted in the users’ cloud storege, putting an end to that unlimited and free storage space we were used to. If you’ve used this service to back up your image and video library to date, it may be time to move that content elsewhere.

Google photo offers two storage options: “Original quality“, For which Google has always counted photos in storage, and”High quality“, Which until May 31 will remain the free and limited option with images larger than 16 megapixels that are automatically resized (the same goes for videos, limited to 1080p). High quality videos and photos backed up before June 1, 2021 will not count towards your Google Account storage. From that day on, however, every photo or video uploaded to Google Photos will help occupy the free storage space which is limited to 15GB.

The simplest alternative for Apple users is called iCloud, especially if you already have a paid option: $ 0.99 per month for 50GB, € 2.99 for 200GB, and € 9.99 for 2TB. Additionally, you can activate Apple One packages which also include Apple Music, Apple Arcade and Apple TV +.

How to export photos from Google Photos to iCloud

Using the Share option in the Google Photos app, you can export individual images from Google Photos, but if you’re looking for a bulk export option, here’s the steps to follow:

  1. Using a web browser from Mac, go to and log in with your Google account
  2. In Select the data to include click on Uncheck all
  3. Scroll down and activate the entry Google photo. From here you can optionally select only the albums you want to transfer by clicking on All photo albums included.
  4. Scroll down and click on Next step, select the file type and size.
  5. Now click on Create export

The export process will now begin which may take some time, but Google will send you an email to let you know when the process is finished.

After the exported images are downloaded to your computer, you can drag and drop them into the Photos app on your Mac. To make sure your changes are synced across your Apple devices, check ICloud Photos is activated (Preferences> iCloud> iCloud Photos).


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