How to backup photos from computer to Google Drive?

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Google Drive is a cloud storage & synchronization service provided by Google. Google Drive is a complete office suite that enable users to store music, photos, videos & other documents. Google Drive offers 5 GB free storage space to store your files, photos & videos & allow users to access them from anywhere in the world (with an internet access). Those who need a larger storage space can upgrade to various available paid plans. Their plans start from as low as 100GB for $1.99/month and goes as high as 30TB for $299.99/month. If you have a Google account, you can directly access Google Drive.

Here are the steps to backup photos from computer to Google Drive:

1. Go to https://drive.google.com & sign in to your account.

2. Once you have signed into your account, click "Create" button located on the left side & select "Folder" option. Specify a folder name for your photo album. This is the folder where your photos will be uploaded.

3. Click on the folder you created. You will see an empty folder at the moment. It is because you haven't uploaded anything here yet.

4. To upload photos to this folder, click "Upload" button located next to the create button. Select "File" option.

5. "File upload" window opens up. Browse & select photos that you want to upload.

6. Once your files are successfully uploaded, you will be prompted with a message that says "Upload complete".

7. You have another option to upload the photos i.e "Drag-and-drop". Here you can simply drag your photos directly from your computer to a location in your Google Drive.

You can install PicBackMan's Google Drive uploader for Mac from the website and start backing up photos and videos.

253+ Reviews & Counting

Kip Roof testimonial Kip Roofgoogle photos flickr
PicBackMan does exactly what it's supposed to. It's quick and efficient. It runs unobtrusively in the background and has done an excellent job of uploading more than 300GB of photos to 2 different services. After having lost a lot of personal memories to a hard drive crash, it's nice to know that my photos are safe in 2 different places.
Julia Alyea Farella testimonialJulia Alyea Farella smugmug
LOVE this program! Works better than ANY other program out there that I have found to upload thousands of pictures WITH SUB-FOLDERS to SmugMug! Thank you so much for what you do! :) #happycustomer
Pausing Motion testimonialPausingMotionsmugmug
I pointed PicBackMan at a directory structure, and next time I looked - all the photos had uploaded! Pretty cool. I use SmugMug and while I really like it, the process of creating directories in is pretty laborious when you need to make 80+ at a time. This was a breeze. Thank you!
Gavin Whitham testimonialGavin Whithamflickr
PicBackMan was really easy to setup and has been running for 3 days now backing up all my locally saved photos to Flickr. My photos are really valuable to me so it's great to be able to have them easily backed up to a secure location.
 Jim Griffin testimonialJim Griffinsmugmug
It's AWESOME!! I have tens of thousands of pictures...and they are now successfully uploaded to SmugMug, where they are safely backed up, and I can edit and organize them. If you are hesitating about using PicBackMan, hesitate no longer...try it...and you'll be glad you did!!