About Dropbox

As a pioneer in the cloud service field, Dropbox is favored by over 500 million registered users across 180 countries. Among the users who have Dropbox accounts, one group of users cannot be ignored. They may not use Dropbox to save work files as office workers do, nor do they store study materials or lab reports like students. They use Dropbox to store items that are related to their lives.


With Dropbox, they can save precious and interesting photos, family videos, beloved movies and other files to record lovely moments in their life. However, there are some possible issues that users have to pay attention to when storing photos in Dropbox.

  • A small volume of free storage: Dropbox only offers 2 GB free space for users. So cloud space gets full soon.
  • Limited supported file formats: Dropbox supports limited image and video formats, so it might not perfectly fulfill client demand.
  • No access to edit photos directly: There is no way to edit photos directly unless users grant for other editing tools to edit their pictures.

Dropbox Alternative

To avoid these problems, users try to find a good alternative to save and share photos. Most people might find Google Photos is a wonderful choice. With excellent cloud storage services, built-in editing function and more supported file formats, such as .mts, .mtv, .webp, .asf, etc., Google Photos makes up for the shortcomings of Dropbox in terms of storing photos. Moreover, it can automatically organize photos into galleries and its "Enhancement" feature makes photos more perfect.

Google Photos
Google Photos

Since users choose Google Photos as an alternative, here comes a question: how to move photos from Dropbox to Google Photos without downloading? The following part will introduce a method about how to transfer Dropbox photos to Google Photos quickly.

How to Easily Transfer Photos from Dropbox to Google Photos?

You can rely on a free third-party tool called MultCloud to easily transfer Dropbox photos to Google Photos. MultCloud is a web-based multiple cloud storage manager which can help transfer files, documents, photos, programs, projects, etc. from one cloud to another directly.

It has three functions: "Cloud Transfer", "Cloud Sync" and "Remote Upload". "Cloud Transfer" feature allows you to directly move pictures from Dropbox to Google Photos. Here is the detailed instruction on how it works.

Step 1. Sign Up

To make use of MultCloud, you need to sign up first. 

Sign Up
Sign Up

Step 2. Add Clouds

Add Dropbox and Google Photos to MultCloud one by one.

Add Dropbox and Google Photos
Add Dropbox and Google Photos to MultCloud

Step 3. Transfer Photos from Dropbox to Google Photos with the "Cloud Transfer" Task

Click on the "Cloud Transfer" button on the tab, if all the files in your Dropbox accounts are images, select Dropbox as the source and "Albums" under Google Photos as the destination. Then, click on "Transfer Now" to perform the operation and you can successfully migrate Dropbox photos to Google Photos.

Transfer between Dropbox and Google Photos
Move Dropbox Photos to Google Photos


  • The above steps take Dropbox to Google Photos transfer for example. As for how to move Dropbox photos to Google Photos, you can enable the "Delete all source files after transfer is complete.“  function in "Options" when creating the task.
  • To experience super-fast transfer speed, you could upgrade your account to a premium account so you will get 10 threads to transfer your photos.

Bottom Line

With the help of MultCloud, you can transfer photos from Dropbox to Google Photos in just three simple steps. As mentioned above, except for the "Cloud Transfer" function, MultCloud has other features: “Cloud Sync”, and “Remote Upload”. If you have related needs, you can try these functions.

"Cloud Sync" feature can help you quickly sync or backup files from one cloud to another without shifting accounts. For example, you can sync Google Photos to OneDrive without effort, or backup OneDrive to Google Drive. You can also link OneDrive accounts, realize remote upload to Google Drive and operate other tasks like file sharing with other features.

MultCloud Supports Clouds

Multcloud Key Features