How to Transfer Files from Dropbox to Google Photos [2022 New Guide]

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Dropbox and Google Photos are great platforms for storing important files and data. Something great about these platforms is that they allow you to transfer files between them. Thereafter, you can access the saved files from any device, provided you have the appropriate login credentials.

Do you know how to transfer files from Dropbox to Google Photos? This article will introduce two methods you can apply to transfer files between the two platforms. We'll also talk about how you can transfer programs from PC to PC using EaseUS Todo PCTrans.

Transfer files from dropbox to google photos

In this article, you'll learn:

  • Overview: Dropbox and Google Photos
  • Guide 1. Transfer Files from Dropbox to Google Photos via Download & Upload
  • Guide 2. Sync Dropbox Photos to Google Photos
  • Bonus Tip: Transfer Dropbox/Photos between PCs

Overview: Dropbox and Google Photos

Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by the American company Dropbox, Inc., headquartered in San Fransisco, Califonia, U.S. that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software.                - by Wikipedia
Google Photos is a photo sharing and storage service developed by Google. It was announced in May 2015 and spun off from Google+, the company's former social network.   - by Wikipedia

Dropbox and Google Photos are cloud storage services that enable users to store files and important data in the cloud. Both services require users to create an account before they can store data. Dropbox provides a simple and secure way to access different files. It allows you to store memorable photos, videos, and documents.

The service also provides an easy way for team members to collaborate on a project. On the other hand, Google Photos provides an excellent platform for photo storing and sharing. This cloud service has built-in features that allow you to edit saved photos and pictures.

It supports many file formats including .mtv, .webp, .mts, etc. Apart from enhancing the features of your photos, Google Photos allows you to organize the pictures to your preference.

Which Is Better, Google Photos or Dropbox? Dropbox VS Google Photos

Here we compared Google Photos and Dropbox and you can follow this table to learn the differneces between the two cloud drives.

Comparison Dropbox Google Photos 
Platform Available across Android, iOS and Windows Available across Android, iOS and Windows
Free Storage Capcity Provides only 2GB of free storage Provides up to 15GB of free storage
File Editing Tool No file-editing tools available Provides free photo-editing tools
Price Expensive for large organizations Affordable for most users
File Organization Automatically organizes files for you You can organize photos to your preference

According to this table, it's clear that Google Photos provides more free storage than Dropbox and that could be one of the biggest reason why do some users prefer to migrate from Dropbox to Google Photos. Also, the free photo editing tools built-in Google Photos is also attractive to most phography fans.

In a word, for storing huge number of photos and even videos, Google Photos is more popular and practical for normal users.

Why Move Files from Dropbox to Google Photos?

You may want to move files from Dropbox to Google Photos for many reasons. First, you may want to transfer files to Google Photos because it offers a larger storage space than Dropbox. Dropbox only offers a free storage space of 2GB, less than the 15GB free storage space offered by Google Photos.

You can store more files on Google Photos without easily running out of space. You may also want to transfer files to Google Photos because it allows you to organize files based on your preference. For example, it allows you to create galleries for photos taken on different occasions. It can also group the photos based on the date of modification.

Another reason to transfer files to Google Photos is that this cloud storage service allows you to edit files. It allows you to add enhancement features to your photos to make them more attractive. This feature is unavailable with Dropbox since the service only allows you to store saved photos and files.

Guide 1. Transfer Files from Dropbox to Google Photos via Download & Upload

The first and easy method to transfer files from Dropbox to Google Photos is manually downloading them. Apply the steps below to manually download files from Dropbox and upload them to Google Photos.

1. Sign in to your Dropbox account through the website.

2. Select the files you want to transfer and click on the three dots at the top right. Next, click on Download. The selected files will be downloaded and saved to your computer's hard drive.

download dropbox

3. Next, navigate to the Google Photos website and log into your Google account.

4. To the upper right corner, click on the Upload icon.

upload google photos

5. Select the location of the downloaded files and upload them to Google Photos. After completing the upload process, you'll have your Dropbox files saved on Google Photos.

The Download & Uploading method can also be applied to:

Guide 2. Sync Dropbox Photos to Google Photos

So how do I sync files between Dropbox and Google Photos? To sync your photos from Dropbox to Google Photos, you can apply the following steps:

1. Download the Dropbox desktop app on your computer. After its installation, the app will have its menu in the system tray and a folder bearing its name in the File Explorer.

Download the Dropbox desktop app

2. Navigate to Google Workshop and download the "backup and sync" app.

3. Set the app to sync the pictures into Google Photos. As an alternative, you can select the Google Drive folder created by the "backup and sync" app to move pictures from Dropbox to Google Drive.

Set the app to sync the pictures into Google Photos

4. Next, open the Dropbox and Pictures folders. Select the pictures you wish to move from Dropbox.

open the dropbox and pictures folders

5. Drag the selected items and drop them in the Pictures folder.

6. After you've copied the selected items to the Pictures folder, they'll automatically sync to Google Photos. Try accessing Google Photos via another connected device or visiting its website to confirm if pictures were synced.

snyced photos

Bonus Tip: Transfer Dropbox/Photos between PCs

Apart from transferring files between Dropbox and Google photos,  it's also possible to transfer these applications from one computer to another. When you've purchased a new computer and want to transfer Dropbox and Google Photos from the old computer, you can use EaseUS Todo PCTrans.

You'll just need to connect the two PCs via the same network. You'll also need to install EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both devices to enjoy a seamless transfer of applications. This software tool is efficient for application transfer since it allows you to transfer large size apps in a very short time.

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Advantages of EaseUS Todo PCTrans

  • There's no room for data loss during the transfer process.
  • EaseUS Todo PCTrans has an intuitive interface that enables easy file transfer.
  • The data migration speed is fast.
  • You can transfer applications that occupy a large disk space within the shortest time.  

Clear steps are here for you to use this software to help you transfer Dropbox and Google Photos desktop apps between two PCs:

Step 1. Run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both PCs

On the source PC, select "PC to PC" on the main screen of EaseUS Todo PCTrans and move on.

select pc to pc transfer mode

Step 2. Choose transfer direction - Old or New Computer

"New" - Transfer all data from remote old computer to current new computer.

"Old" - Transfer all data from current old device to a new computer.

choose transfer direction

Step 3. Connect two computers

1. Select your target PC to connect via its IP address or device name and click "Connect".

2. Enter the login password of your target PC and click "OK" to confirm.

If you didn't see the target PC in the listed devices, you can also click "Add PC" to manually connect the target PC by inputting its IP address or device name.

connect two PCs

Step 4. Select apps, programs, and software and transfer to the target computer

1. You can select and choose what you want to transfer from the current computer to the target PC.

2. After selecting desired applications and programs, click "Transfer" to start the transferring process.

select apps to transfer from PC to PC

What Else Can You Do with EaseUS Todo PCTrans Features?

Here is a list of unique functions of EaseUS Todo PCTrans that you may follow and apply to fulfill your daily data migration request on your own.

💻 1. Program migration from PC to PC.

EaseUS PCTrans allows you to transfer application and server files with large disk space from one computer to another. It supports the transfer of most applications, including Word, Excel, Dropbox, Google Photos, Outlook, etc.

📂 2. Seamless data transfer between Windows PCs.

This software tool makes it easy to transfer photos, music, videos and other files between PCs. With just one click, you can migrate data between two computers.

🔑 3. Transfer user accounts and settings from one PC to another.

When shifting to a new PC, EaseUS Todo PCTrans allows you to move along with your settings and other personalization.

Conclusion

You can transfer files and other data from Dropbox by downloading and uploading them to Google Photos. You can also move the files by syncing the two cloud storage platforms. Most people transfer files to Google Photos from Dropbox because of the extra storage space, photo editing capabilities and the ability to arrange files in the former.

If you want to transfer programs like Dropbox and Google Photos across PCs, you can use EaseUS Todo PCTrans. We recommend this tool because it allows seamless data and large file transfer and allows you to migrate user accounts and settings.

Ensure you download a free trial version of EaseUS Todo PCTrans today to enjoy seamless PC-to-PC transfer.

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About the Author

Updated by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

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How to Transfer Files from Dropbox to Google Photos [2022 New Guide]

Try smart Windows 11 data transfer tool to move all data in 1 click.

EaseUS Todo PCTrans

  Free Download

Support Windows 11/10/8/7