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How to Transfer Photos from Dropbox to Google Photos?

Written By Alan Williams

Dec 08, 2021 • Proven solutions


With over 500 million registered users and operations in 180 countries& Dropbox is the #1 cloud service platform. It provides an efficient means of collaborating several individuals to work on a project; it streamlines the entire& therefore mostly trusted by small& medium-sized companies to big enterprises. The Dropbox provides a safe and easily accessible way to manage all kinds of files. Not just professional just& on Dropbox& you can store your favorite vacation photos& wedding videos& and so much more. However& there are a myriad of problems associated with keeping pictures in Dropbox. Firstly& Dropbox has limited FREE storage of 2 GB. Secondly& the file support of this cloud platform is not versatile& and finally& there is no direct access to edit the photos. Thereby& transferring photos from Dropbox to Google Photos is a wise decision. In this article& we'll discuss the different methods to move photos from Dropbox to Google Photos.

Table of Contents

Part 1

Part 1: Why Transfer Photos from Dropbox to Google Photos?


As we discussed the prevalent problems associated with Dropbox storing all your photos& there is a good alternative& Google Photos. With limited free storage& you don't have to remove your previous photos for storing new ones. Developed by Google& the Google Photos is a photo storing and sharing platform with several built-in features to edit the photos& which you won't get with Dropbox. The many file format supported by Google Photos are as follows:-

  • .mts
  • .mtv
  • .webp
  • .asf& etc.

So& in a nutshell& we can deduce that Google Photos overcome the prevalent shortcomings of Dropbox& making it an apt choice. Moreover& Google Photos organize the photos in an organized manner& creating galleries& and the enhancement features the photos perfectly.

Since most people tend to use Google Photos as a second option to Dropbox& now the question is how to transfer photos from Dropbox to Google Photos? So& let's scroll down and have a look:

Part 2

Part 2: How to Transfer Photos from Dropbox to Google Photos?

Here& in this article& we'll be putting forth the step-by-step guide to transferring photos from Dropbox to Google Photos.

2.1 By Downloading and Uploading


Step 1: Download the Dropbox App on your smartphone& install it like any other App.

Step 2: In this step& you've to install the App on your smartphone.

Step 3: Log into your Dropbox App

Step 4: Once done& go to the folder where you've placed your photos. Tap and hold each picture until you get the Save to Camera Roll option - you want to upload it to Google Photos.

Step 5: Have the Google Photos on your smartphone if not by default& present on your device. You'll sign-in using your Gmail credentials.

Step 6: The photos download on your smartphone will already be stored on your Google Photos in a gallery-organized manner. So& no need to upload the photos from your smartphone to Google Photos.

The biggest drawback associated with this method of transferring photos from Dropbox to Google Photos is that it takes a lot of time& which is never a convenient option if you have a volume of photos to transfer. In such a scenario& you can consider the drag-drop option& the most viable way to move photos from Dropbox to Google Photos.

2.2 By dragging and dropping

The best alternative to the tedious first method is dragging and dropping the photos from Dropbox to Google Photos. It is less time-consuming and best-suited if you want to move a large number of photos to Google Photos.

2.3 In one click

Wondershare InClowdz allows you to transfer photos from Dropbox to Google Photos in one click.

Migrate, Sync, Manage Clouds Files in One Place

  • • Migrate cloud files such as photos, music, documents from one drive to another, like Dropbox to Google Drive.
  • • Backup your music, photos, videos in one could drive to another to keep files safe.
  • • Manage all cloud drives such as Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, box, and Amazon S3 in one place.
  • • Sync clouds files such as music, photos, videos, etc., from one cloud drive to another.

Step 1 - First of all& you are need to download and install the Wondershare InClowdz on your device.

Step 2 - Then login in InClowdz or just create an account.


Step 3 - Then go to the ‘Migrate’ option given on the left side of your screen.


Step 4 - Further& choose the ‘Add Cloud Drive’ option for adding Google Drive and Dropbox to your InClowdz account.

Step 5 - Authorize your Google Photos account and Dropbox account.


Step 6 - Now go to the ‘Source Drive’ and select Dropbox to choose the file you want to transfer to Google Photos. 

Step 7 - Then choose your desired folder in Google Photos where you want to save your transferred files.


Step 8 - Finally& press the ‘Migrate’ button to start the transfer process.

Part 3

Part 3: Google Photos Using Tips

Here& are the following tips for using Google Photos:

#1 Create a Beautiful Slideshow


With Google Photos& you can create a slideshow of your best moments in a story.

#2 Label the People in the Photos


With Google Photos& you have the feature to label the people in each photo; it is a unique feature not found on Dropbox.

#3 Pinch or Zoom to Change your View

You can pinch or zoom your two fingers to entirely change the view of how the pictures are appearing in the galleries of Google Photos.

#4 Don't Share the Location Of the Photo Taken

Pictures snapped with the smartphone camera these days have the location data. But& if you don't the person seeing the photo to know where the picture was taken& then you can disable the location feature in the Google Photos.

#5 Save Device Storage By Deleting the Local Version

There is a feature in the mobile version of Google Photos& that can help you save some saves on your device. When a photo is backed on Google Photos& its local version will be automatically deleted by allowing the save device storage feature.

#6 Apply the Same Edits to Multiple Shots

As you've perfectly edited one picture& then you can apply the same effect to multiple shots& this eventually can save you a lot of time.

#7 Edit a Video Clip

The Google Photos isn't just for the photos; with it& you can also store and share videos. The best part is that you can edit the videos& but only on mobile devices. Open the video and click Edit icon () to access some quick edit features such as rotating the video by 45 degrees or trimming sizes.

#8 Make a Movie

Do you know with Google Photos& you can also make a movie. First& select the videos that can go together; keep on clicking the + sign to create a movie.


From the above& it is quite clear that Google Photos is the right alternative that overcomes Dropbox's shortcomings. And& in this post& we put forth the various methods to move photos from Dropbox to Google Photos& each one has its benefits& you can pick as per your requirements. Additionally& we'd some easy tips associated with Google Photos.



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