Effortlessly Move Your Memories: How to Transfer Google Photos to Amazon Photos

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How to Transfer Google Photos to Amazon Photos

As a tech expert with firsthand experience managing various cloud platforms, I, Tracy, understand the importance of securely transferring digital assets between services. In this article, I’ll guide you through the process of migrating your cherished memories from Google Photos to Amazon Photos.

Why Transfer Photos from Google to Amazon?

Before we dive into the steps, it’s crucial to understand the user intent behind this action. You might be looking for enhanced storage options, better subscription plans, or simply prefer Amazon’s interface. Whatever your reason, the transfer process is straightforward once you follow these instructions.


  1. A Google account with Google Photos enabled
  2. An Amazon account with Amazon Photos access
  3. Enough storage space on Amazon Photos for the incoming data
  4. A stable internet connection

Step-by-Step Transfer Process

Step 1: Export Your Google Photos

Firstly, you’ll need to gather your data from Google Photos.

  1. Go to Google Takeout (
  2. Log in with your Google account credentials.
  3. Deselect all products and then select only Google Photos.
  4. Choose the file format and maximum archive size. I recommend using the default settings.
  5. Click on ‘Next step’ and choose your delivery method, such as an email download link.
  6. Click ‘Create export.’ The process can take a few hours or even days depending on the amount of content.

Step 2: Download Your Google Photos Archive

When your photos are ready, Google will email you a link.

  • Open the email from Google and click on the download link.
  • Download the archive to your device.

Step 3: Upload Photos to Amazon Photos

With your Google Photos now downloaded, it’s time to move them to Amazon Photos.

  • Visit the Amazon Photos website (
  • Sign in with your Amazon credentials.
  • If prompted, download the Amazon Photos Desktop App for easier uploading.
  • Use the app or website interface to upload the files. Just drag and drop your photos or click ‘Add’ > ‘Upload photos or videos.’

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Will my photo quality be reduced when transferring?

No, the download from Google Photos and upload to Amazon should maintain the original quality of your images.

Can I upload RAW files to Amazon Photos?

Yes, Amazon Photos supports RAW files among many other formats.

Is there a limit to how many photos I can transfer?

Your limit is tied to your Amazon Photos storage plan. Ensure that your plan has enough space to accommodate your Google Photos library.

Can the transfer be automated?

Currently, there’s no direct integration between Google Photos and Amazon Photos, so manual download and upload are required.


Transferring your memories from Google Photos to Amazon Photos can enhance your photo management and ensure your precious moments are stored according to your preference. Follow the steps above, and you’ll have your photos transferred in no time.

If you have any further questions or run into issues while transferring, feel free to reach out for more detailed guidance.