How to download Google Photos album using Google Drive?

Google Photos analyzes and organizes images into groups and can identify features such as beaches, skylines, etc. Google Photos gives users free, unlimited storage for photos up to 16 megapixels and videos up to 1080p resolution. There are many ways to download your 'Google Photos' album. One such way is to download it from the Google Drive, here's how:

  1. Go to and sign in to your Google account
  2. Click "Google Photos" on the left side panel. Decide whether to download one or more files, then do either of the following:
    - Left click a photo or video to select one file
    - Press the SHIFT key, and while keeping it pressed scroll down, then select the last photo you want.
    - Left click one photo/video, then at the next photo, you want to download, press the CTRL key then select the photo/video.
  3. In the top-right corner of your Google Drive, look for 3 vertical dots ("More actions"). Click it
  4. Click "Download".
  5. After downloading the .zip file your browser prompts you to save the .zip file. You can also rename the zip at this time.
  6. Click "Save" and specify a location to download.
  7. Unzip the zip file.
  8. In Windows Explorer, right-click the zip file, click "Extract All" then "Extract".
  9. When unzipping is finished, you may delete the zip file.

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