How to make a backup in Google Photos, in any version

There is nothing that causes more terror to photography enthusiasts and historians to family members who lose one (or more) series of photos. Memory cards, hard drives and even desktop programs can fail, so that a plan of security in the cloud is always a good idea. If you are looking for to make sure that your photo collection is always safe, the key word is redundancy, and one of the best places to find redundant storage of photos is Google Photos. This service offers unlimited storage for photos up to 16GB and an option paid for files of higher quality. Although you can purchase space in iCloud, Apple, or Flickr Pro, Google Photos will store your images in the cloud automatically, free of charge, and you will include some extras automatic cool – all linked to your account Google. In addition store and make your photos easier to find and share, Google will use the image analysis with artificial intelligence to organize your photos and videos to make them easier to find and edit them. What is there to do to be a part of this? If you do not yet have Google account, you need to create a; opens an address of Gmail and sign in. After that, follow these steps to do a backup in Google Photos from a mobile device or your desktop.

Copia de seguridad en Google Fotos


To use Google Photos in your iPhone or Android, you need to download the application from the App Store or the Google Play Store.

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You can also download the app for Backup and sync of Google to your Mac or PC to program the auto synchronization of images and other files from your computer to the online application. The application will live in the top bar of your desktop and you can control it from the Preferences.


Open Google Photos in your phone and choose Settings in the top menu; then select Backup and sync. First, activate the automatic backup and then set the upload size. High-Quality stored video and images unlimited up to 16 megapixels without cost, and that is the ideal setup for most people. Any thing about the 16 megapixel camera will be compressed in the cloud, although not on your device. If you want to store the original images at maximum resolution will be deducted from your 15GB of free storage; after that you must pay for additional storage. Although some of the compact cameras or mirrorless latest offer higher resolutions than the 16-megapixel camera, that size is more than enough for almost all purposes non-professionals, including the impressions.

Choose the path of the backup

You can choose to upload files via your data plan or only through Wifi. If your data plan is not unlimited, you can choose to only upload files when using Wifi. To activate this support, you must open the mobile application. As you do that, the application synchronizes with your Gallery or rolls of film to upload photos and screenshots that you’ve taken since the last time you used the app. After you will be able to search your images by topic or by content.

Photos: view, search, and edit photos

Once your photos and videos are in sync, you have four main screens: Photos, Albums, Wizard, and Share. In the Photos section the files are arranged chronologically. You can view them by date or in different sizes, so that a picture to occupy the full screen. In full-screen mode, you can apply filters, adjust tones and brightness and crop your photo.

Albums: organization of images

The icon of Albums at the bottom of the mobile app divides your content into People, Places, Things, Videos, Collages, Animations and Videos to help you quickly find the shots you’re looking for.

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The section of People (to which you can add pets) uses facial recognition technology to group people and to try to match photos and faces. This technology made an impressive job of recognizing images of faces taken with decades of difference. The Places section groups the images according to their geolocation data. Things uses the recognition of objects to group them by categories, from skyscrapers to ducks or cats or churches or whatever you’ve portrayed. Videos board your videos and lets you play, download, share, add to an album, make a loop, archive or delete. The desktop interface is similar to the mobile.

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The Wizard – which is much easier to see on the desktop than on the phone – gives you all kinds of goodies machines that you can accept or reject, from collecting images or videos into a collage, add a style filter, create an animation with a flurry of photos or make a video with your still images. Some ideas make sense, others are not so smart, but you don’t have to accept any of the brilliant ideas of Google if you don’t want. In addition to the creations of automatic Wizard, you can make albums original, photo books and collages. After you have the option of sharing your creation with specific people or via social networks.


If you have a Google account on your computer, you only need to open your Google marker to access all the services of Google, including Pictures. When your phone synchronizes with the site, you will immediately see all the photos that you have uploaded, regardless of what computer you use. The configuration is done through the Google site, so that the interface for Mac and Windows is virtually identical. What you see on the monitor of your computer will be more or less replicated by the content of your phone.

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Google Photos is a free and great to make a backup of your images in the cloud, gaining some benefits photographic additional. Both the mobile app as the desktop are easy to use with interfaces recognizable spanning both platforms. Although its editing tools are not too many, there are enough to make your photos or videos you’re presentable before being shared with the world.

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