Why Choose Google Photos?

OneDrive, integrated tightly with Microsoft Office, is one of the best cloud storage services for backup files online. But it only offers 5GB of free storage space, while photos and videos usually take up most of the space, obviously, you will be crazy if there is no free space on this cloud.

Google Photos, released in May 2015, is a photo-sharing and storage service developed by Google. It gives users 15GB of free storage for photos up to 16 million pixels and videos up to 1080p resolution. This would be enough for users to save most of their photos and videos in the original and with no loss of picture quality.

OneDrive vs Google Photos
OneDrive vs Google Photos

In addition to storage advantages, Google Photos has the following highlights in terms of its product features:

(1) Smart image classification: Google Photos will automatically classify your content into albums. It will silently analyze your pictures based on intelligent machine learning algorithms and group them by face, landmark, location, etc. 
(2) Convenient searching: And, Google Photos provides excellent search tools, so you only need to tell Google who is on whose face when prompted, and the rest is handled by the application.
(3) Image editing: Google Photos provides basic photo editing functions for your backup photos. You can change the Light, Color, and Pop of the picture, and add some different filters. OneDrive does not provide such features.

Through the above comparison, it is very sensible to choose Google Photos to store images. But there comes a problem on how to copy pictures from OneDrive to Google Photos. Luckily, in this post, you will find two FREE ways to help move images from OneDrive to Google Photos.

How to Move Photos from OneDrive to Google Photos in 2 Ways?

Here are two solutions for you to choose from.

Solution 1. Download and Upload

This is a common solution that most users can think about. That is to say, you need to firstly download all photos from OneDrive to your local device, and then upload these photos manually from the local computer to Google Photos. Here are the detailed steps.

Step 1. Log in OneDrive website.
Step 2. Create one folder and name it "My Pictures” and put your pictures into that folder.
Step 3. Click the "Download" button and wait for the downloading process to complete.

Download Pictures from OneDrive
Download Pictures from OneDrive

Note: After downloading your "My Pictures" folder to your local PC, it will be converted into a compressed file. Before uploading your photos to Google Photos, you need to unzip the compressed file first.

Step 4. Log in Google Photos and click the "Upload" button and select downloaded files from your PC to upload.

Upload Photos to Google Photos
Upload Photos to Google Photos

Note: After the file is successfully uploaded, the system will prompt you with 2 options, namely "Create Album" and "Add to Album". You can directly select "Add to Album" to save the pictures or click the "Create Album" option to create a new album to save your photos.

This way is somehow troublesome. It requires you to have enough local storage serving as transit and will cost you much time if there are a lot of pictures to migrate. Is there a simple and secure solution to transfer OneDrive photos to Google Photos? Yes, here we recommend a FREE third-party multiple cloud storage manager – MultCloud.

Solution 2. Move Photos from OneDrive to Google Photos with MultCloud

Step 1. Create a MultCloud account. It’s free of charge.

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Sign Up

Step 2. Add a OneDrive account. In its main console, click Add Cloud on the left side and select “OneDrive” from the right cloud drive list. Then, just follow the easy guide to finish adding Google Photos to MultCloud.

Add OneDrive Account
Add OneDrive Account

Now, you can see files in both OneDrive and Google Photos displayed on MultCloud’s interface. You can move photos through the function of Cloud Sync in MultCloud.

Step 3. Click on the tab – Cloud Sync and select the folder that stores photos in OneDrive as the source folder and a folder in Google Photos as the target folder.

Sync OneDrive and Google Photos
Sync OneDrive and Google Photos

Step 4. Click on Sync Now to perform the task. After the sync process is complete, you can explore all photos in the Google Photos folder. What’s more, once you have created a sync task, you can also commit it or re-edit, delete, view logs, etc. from the Task List.

Task List
Task List

Notes:

  • You can include or exclude certain files to sync while creating the sync task, you can upgrade your account to a premium account to enable the "Filter" feature.
  • You can click on Options to select the way cloud syncing: Real Time Sync, One-Way Sync, or Two-Way Sync. And there are seven sync methods in One-Way Sync.
Cloud Sync Options
Cloud Sync Options

Summary

Following any way above, you are able to move photos from OneDrive to Google Photos easily and quickly. If you prefer to use the second method--MultCloud, you may find it has three key features: “Remote Upload”, "Cloud Transfer" and "Cloud Sync".

For "Remote Upload", it can allow you to download files to target cloud drives via parsing torrent files or magnet links, such as downloading torrent files directly to MEGA cloud. With this feature, you can remote download your favorite movies or e-books to clouds, which is very convenient!

For "Cloud Transfer", can help you transfer files across clouds directly without downloading and uploading. If you want to do all the data migration between two cloud drives, such as Box to OneDrive migration, you can make full use of it.

In addition to three features mentioned above, MultCloud has other useful functions: share, copy, delete, upload, rename, download, paste, and so on, which can help you manage multiple accounts better in one place. For example, if you want to link multiple OneDrive accounts on same PC without downloading the OneDrive desktop app and installing it on the PC, you can fully use those features.

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