Transfer Google Photos to Amazon Photos for Free | 1 Way + 1 Tip

Looking for the free way to transfer Google Photos to Amazon Photos? This article shows detailed steps to sync Google Photos to Amazon Photos and 1 tip to increase Google Photos storage.


by Jonna Lasted Updated February 1, 2023

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How Do I Transfer Photos from Google Photos to Amazon?

“I have already built several photo albums using the Google Photos app. As an example, one album is called ‘family.’ Is there a simple process for transferring the Google Photos to Amazon Photos for use on the Echo Show? Suggestions would be appreciated!”

Many people are used to backing up photos to the cloud to avoid losing them. Amazon has free unlimited photo storage space and even full-resolution original image files. With Google Photos, you can only get 15GB of storage space. Because Google Photos will end unlimited storage offering from June 2021, regardless of whether it is high-quality or original-quality photos and videos.

Therefore, many photography enthusiasts or workers who require photo quality are more willing to switch from Google Photos to Amazon Photos. If you happen to have this need, then you can get a free method of how to moving photos from Google Photos to Amazon Photos in this article.

Google Photos vs. Amazon Photos

Google Photos is a photo-sharing and storage service developed by Google. It offers free cloud photo backup, AI-powered sharing suggestions, and robust search features, though true photography aficionados will want more powerful editing tools.

Amazon Photos is an easy way to save and share your photos and meaningful moments with the free Amazon Photos app.

Google Photos vs. Amazon Photos

Everyone has different choices and opinions on the best free cloud storage for photos. Next, let us analyze the Google Photos vs. Amazon Photos for storing photos from two main aspects.


Subscribing to Amazon Photos is not as simple as paying a monthly subscription fee. There are two main access methods: Amazon Prime and Amazon Drive.

If you decide to subscribe to Amazon Prime, the price will depend on your country. If you live in the U.S, you will have to pay $12.99/month (currently).

The price of Amazon Drive is also different depending on your location. In the U.S., you can get 2 kinds of plans. The first one offers 100GB of storage and you can buy it for $11.99 per year. The second one provides 1TB and costs $59.99 per year.

Google Photos offers several tariff plans depending on the required memory - from $1.99 for 100GB and up to $99.99 per month for 10 TB (up to now).

Storage Limits

Google Photos has stopped providing unlimited free storage. Any photos and videos stored in it will offset your storage limit, and each account can only get 15GB of free storage space.

Amazon Prime members receive unlimited photo storage. They also receive enhanced search and organization features. Using the Family Vault, they can invite up to five members to receive unlimited photo storage, and collect photos together.

Amazon Photos also offers users 5GB of storage for videos and other files. Google Photos allows you to upload limited video and photo files, videos of any size will count towards your limit.

The unlimited storage space and uncompressed image quality of Amazon photos make many people want to transfer photos from Google to Amazon, but they don't know what to do. If you want to know how to copy Google Photos to Amazon Photos, please read on.

How to Move Google Photos to Amazon Photos for Free?

You need to complete the process that moves Google Photos to Amazon Photos by downloading from Google Photos and uploading to Amazon Photos. Follow the demo below to complete the process.

Step 1. Download Photos from Google Photos

Now you need to download the photos you want to sync Google Photos to Amazon Photos to your computer or cloud storage.

1. Log in to your Google Photos, and go to Settings, then expand the Export your data section, and click Backup.

Google Photos Export Your Data Backup

2. It will open Google Takeout. Under Create a new archive, click on the box against the Google Photos option.

Google Takeout Select Google Photos

3. Click on the Next step at the bottom of the page.

Google Takeout Select Nextstep

4. On the next page, choose your Delivery method.

Google Takeout Select Delivery Method

5. Leave the other options- frequency, file type, and file size- as they are and click “Create export”.

Google Takeout Select Create Export

6. Wait for the export to be created. It can take quite a while, depending on how many photos you are backing up.

Google Takeout Exporte Progress

7. Press Download button behind the Google Photos export.

Google Photos Export Download

Then you will get a .zip file contains all Google Photos, and please unzip the file, then follow the following steps to migrate Google Photos to Amazon Photos, or you will get Amazon upload failed error.

◈ Step 2. Upload Photos to Amazon Photos

After downloaded photos from Google Photos, please prepare to upload the photos onto Amazon Photos.

1. Navigate to Amazon Photos App and click Download.

Amazon Photos Download

2. After installation, log in to your account.

3. Drag the downloaded files of your Google Photos and let it migrate Google Photos' files to Amazon Photos.

Amazon Photos Drag Files

4. Choose the folder where you want to save the photos or create a new one. After confirming this step, uploading Google Photos to Amazon Photos will start.

Amazon Photos Choose Destination Folder

How to Get More Google Photos Storage for Free?

Most people upload and link Google Photos to Amazon Photos because Amazon photos have more storage capacity, but it is worth mentioning that Amazon Photos also has its limitations. For example, it is only available in selected countries. If you don’t live in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, or Japan, there is not enough space to backup photos that must be a distressing thing.

If you still want to use Google Photos and don’t want to add Google Photos to Amazon Photos, here I recommend a completely free method for you - the cloud backup service: CBackup.

CBackup main page

CBackup is a free and professional cloud backup server. You can use it to combine multiple cloud storage accounts for free into a larger backup space to make full use of free or paid cloud storage. If you have enough cloud drive accounts, these cloud storage can even be combined into unlimited cloud backup space.

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The following will show you how to use CBackup to increase Google Photos storage if you have multiple Google Drive accounts.

Step 1. Please Create a free CBackup account and sign in to CBackup desktop app directly.

Sign In

Step 2. Tap the Storage tab on the left, choose Google Drive, and then click Authorize Now. Then follow the guide to allow CBackup to access your Google Drive files. And customize the settings for Google Drive.

Add Cloud

Step 3. Repeat the process to add more Google Drive accounts. And you could press Storage > + Add Combined Cloud.

My Storage New Combined Cloud

Step 4. Tick all Google Drive accounts, and click Next. Then choose the backup order for all Google Drive accounts, then click Combine to get , and follow the steps to get a huge Google Drive hybrid cloud. 

Tick All Google Drive Accounts

Now, your Google Drive storage space has been increased successfully. And you could backup files to the Google Drive hybrid cloud with the following steps:

1. Click the Backup tab on the left, then click Backup PC to Combined Cloud to backup files to Google hybrid cloud.

New Task

2. Name your backup task, choose photos on your computer for backup. Select the wanted Combined Cloud.

Add Destination Combined Cloud

Step 6. Click ”Start Backup“ in the lower right corner to backup photos to the huge Google Drive hybrid cloud easily.

Start Backup Files to Combined Cloud

★ Tips: Before backing up, you could set up the following settings:
Schedule Backup allows you to backup files to Google Drive at a specific time, daily, weekly or monthly, which is useful to perform Google Drive schedule backup.
Email Notification could send you the email once the backup successful or failed.
File Filter is capable of including or excluding the file types you want or don’t want to backup.

Besides the offsite backup solution, CBackup could help you perform:

  • Cloud to cloud backup helps you to backup cloud data to another directly and you could use the version cleanup to manage your backup versions as you want.

  • Cloud to cloud sync, which means that you could transfer files from one cloud to another cloud directly without downloading and uploading, you could transfer everything with one click.

  • Provides a 10 GB storage space or more of CBackup Cloud for storing files.


I hope that following this article you have solved that transfer all Google Photos to Amazon Photos, and I sincerely recommend to you to use CBackup, which is a professional online backup service to manage your multiple cloud storage accounts, so you can have more space to store your photos and files. You can use it as an alternative to Google Drive, and take a cloud backup of large storage space at a lower price.

Jonna · Editor
Jonna becomes a professional in the areas of cloud backup and restoration, data protection, etc. after years of learning and researching. She maintains a keen eye for the latest technology trends, ensuring that the information provided is always in step with industry developments.