By Zoey twitter/ Last Updated January 10, 2023

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How do I move pictures from SD card to cloud?

SD card, a traditional storage device, is used to save important data, which can protect your data away from computer failure and many types of local disasters. As you create more and more photos in daily life and work, you may choose to save them on SD card as well.

However, traditional storage device like SD card has some disadvantages and inconvenience. For example, you have to take your SD card anywhere when you need to use data in it. And if your SD card storage is full, you need to buy a new SD card with larger storage space. For this, transferring files to cloud storage can be a solution.

Backup SD Card to Cloud

Since there may be lots of pictures on your SD card, you will need a solution to how to transfer photos from SD card to cloud in an effective way. Don’t worry, no matter what device you are using, you can find a method in the following contents.

How to transfer photos from SD card to cloud on computer

There are many types of cloud storage services in the market. We find that there are many users on the Internet ask how to upload photos from SD card to Google Drive, so we take Google Drive as an example in Method 1 and 2. If you want to get a way to transfer photos to other clouds, you can refer to Method 3 directly.

Method 1. Transfer photos from SD card to cloud on website

Basically, you can transfer photos from SD card to cloud via the official website of the cloud drive. For instance, to upload photos to Google Drive, just head to the Google Drive website.

1. Sign into your Google Drive account. Connect your SD card to your computer.

2. In the My Drive part, click on Upload files or Upload folder to choose photos from your SD card to transfer to Google Drive manually.

Upload Files to Google Drive

However, it will be troublesome to use this method if you have a number of photos to transfer to cloud. So please consider trying other ways as follows.

Method 2. Transfer photos from SD card to cloud via desktop client

Almost every cloud service will provide an official desktop client. Google Drive’s desktop client is called Drive for Desktop. If you want to get an easier solution to how to transfer photos from SD card to Google Drive, you can download and install this desktop client to help you.

1. Please connect your SD card to the computer properly.

2. Run the Drive for Desktop client, and click on Sign in with browser to log into your Google account.

Drive for Desktop Sign in with Browser1

3. Go to the Google Drive Notifications section, then click on the Add device button here.

Add Device

4. Select Back up to Google Drive and then press Save. Or, you can choose to transfer your photos from SD card to Google Photos.

Backup iPhone to Google Drive

Note: After you set up the Drive for Desktop client, you will get a Google Drive disk on your computer. There is another way to transfer photos from SD card to Google Drive. You can drag and drop your photos from SD card to the Google Drive disk directly.

Google Drive Disk

Method 3. Transfer photos from SD card to cloud quickly

However, you may not use Google Drive or not only use it in daily life. Here we introduce you a free cloud backup service - CBackup. In it, you can transfer photos from SD card to any cloud directly.

Let’s see what convenience you will get in CBackup:

Many mainstream cloud drives are supported in CBackup including Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc. You do not need to switch to different websites or clients.
There is no limitation on transferring speed and file size. You can choose many photos to transfer quickly.
There are some settings in CBackup to make your transfer task more convenient, like Scheduler, File Filter, Email Notification.

If you want to transfer photos from SD card to cloud via CBackup with ease, refer to the easy guideline here:

1. Download and install the CBackup desktop application on your computer. Sign up for an account and launch it to log into your account.

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2. Click on the My Storage tab. If you want to transfer photos to Google Drive, select Google Drive > Authorize Now.

Select Google Drive

Tip: You can choose other cloud drives to add to CBackup as well.

3. Click on Sync > Sync PC to Public Cloud.

Choose PC to Public Cloud

4. Choose photos from your SD card as the sync source. Then choose the cloud drive account you just added as the sync destination. After that, press the Start Sync button to sync SD card to Google Drive.

Start Sync to Google Drive

Note: Before starting the transfer task, you can go to the Sync Settings page by clicking on Settings on the left bottom. If you want to transfer photos from SD card to cloud regularly, set a time mode for it. After that, CBackup will perform the transfer task automatically with selected frequency.

Sync Scheduler

In addition to some public clouds, you can choose CBackup Cloud as the transfer destination. CBackup provides each account with 10GB of cloud storage for free.

Backup PC to CBackup Cloud

★ Notes: In CBackup, you can enjoy many other effective features for free. Know some shining points of them here.
Combine cloud storage: With this feature, you can get more free cloud storage space. It allows you to merge unlimited cloud storage accounts to one combined cloud for unlimited upload storage.
Backup PC to public cloud: In CBackup, you can backup camera photos to Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.
Cloud to cloud backup or sync: If you want to back up or transfer your photos with different cloud drive accounts, you can do it on the CBackup interface directly.

How to transfer photos from SD card to cloud on Android phone

When you are using an Android phone, you can also transfer photos from SD card to cloud. We prepared 2 common methods here for you.

Way 1. Transfer photos with cloud drive app

Since almost each cloud drive provides an app for Android phones, you can download and transfer photos to cloud with it. How to backup SD card data in Android? Here we also take Google Drive as an example:

1. Download the Google Drive app on your Android phone from App Store or Play Store. Open it and log into your account.

Android Google Drive

2. Then tap the plus icon > Upload. You can select photos from SD card to transfer to Google Drive then.

Android Open Folder

Way 2. Transfer photos via Photo Gallery feature

Since you only want to transfer photos on Android phone, you can do it in Photo Gallery directly. Here is the easy guideline:

1. Open Photo Gallery on your Android phone, then choose your photos from SD card. And tap the SHARE icon. On some other phones, it will be Send or Menu option.

Samsung Share Option

2. Then choose Save to Drive. And your photos will be transferred to cloud directly.

Share to Drive

Written in the end

How to transfer photos from SD card to cloud? Now you have known different ways on computer or Android phone. You can go to the cloud drive official website, use the cloud drive desktop app, or use a professional cloud service called CBackup to help you transfer photos or any other types of data from SD card to any cloud.

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