Google Photos

Google Photos PC Software

By Google, Inc.

  • Release date: 2018-10-08
  • Current version: 4.3
  • File size: 251.82 MB
  • Developer: Google, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Surface, All Macintosh OS

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Download and install Google Photos on your Laptop or Desktop computer

5 Rating: 5 - 202,640 votes

If you want to install and use the Google Photos app on your PC or Mac, you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We have worked diligently to help you understand how to use Google Photos for your computer in 4 simple steps below:

Step 1: Download an Android emulator for PC and Mac

Ok. First things first. If you want to use the application on your computer, first visit the Mac store or Windows AppStore and search for either the Bluestacks app or the Nox App . Most of the tutorials on the web recommends the Bluestacks app and I might be tempted to recommend it too, because you are more likely to easily find solutions online if you have trouble using the Bluestacks application on your computer. You can download the Bluestacks Pc or Mac software here

Step 2: Install the emulator on your PC or Mac

Now that you have downloaded the emulator of your choice, go to the Downloads folder on your computer to locate the emulator or Bluestacks application.
Once you have found it, click it to install the application or exe on your PC or Mac computer.
Now click Next to accept the license agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application properly.
If you do the above correctly, the Emulator app will be successfully installed.

Step 3: Google Photos for PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and look for its search bar. Once you found it, type Google Photos in the search bar and press Search. Click on Google Photos application icon. A window of Google Photos on the Play Store or the app store will open and it will display the Store in your emulator application. Now, press the Install button and like on an iPhone or Android device, your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
You will see an icon called "All Apps".
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Google Photos icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Step 4: Google Photos for Mac OS

Hi. Mac user!
The steps to use Google Photos for Mac are exactly like the ones for Windows OS above. All you need to do is install the Nox Application Emulator or Bluestack on your Macintosh. The links are provided in step one

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Google Photos Software Features and Description

Google Photos is a smarter home for all your photos and videos, made for the way you take photos today. “The best photo product on Earth” – The Verge “Google Photos is your new essential picture app” – Wired “Upload the pictures, and let Google Photos do the rest” – The New York Times • FREE UNLIMITED STORAGE: Back up unlimited photos and videos for free, up to 16 megapixels and 1080p HD. Access from any device and—your photos are safe, secure, and private to you. • FREE UP SPACE: Never worry about running out of space on your phone again. Photos that are safely backed up can be removed from your device’s storage in just a tap. • VISUAL SEARCH: Your photos are now searchable by the people, places and things in them—no tagging required. • SMARTER SHARING: With smart sharing suggestions, giving your friends the photos you took of them is painless. And they can add their photos, too, so you’ll finally get the photos you’re actually in. • SEND PHOTOS IN SECONDS: Don’t waste your data by texting and emailing photos. Instantly share up to 1,500 photos with anyone, right from the app. • MOVIES AND GIFS, MADE FOR YOU: Get automatically created movies, collages, GIFs, panoramas, and more from your photos. Or easily create them yourself. • LIVE PHOTOS: You can store, view, and share photos with motion. • ADVANCED EDITING: Transform photos with a tap. Use intuitive and powerful photo and video editing tools to apply content-aware filters, adjust lighting, and more. • SMART AUTOMATIC ALBUMS: Tell better stories, without the work. Automatically get a new album with just your best shots after an event or trip, then invite others to add their photos. • LIVE ALBUMS: Easily share your latest photos with Live Albums. Select the people and pets you want to see and Google Photos will automatically add photos of them as you take them. Your family and friends will always see the latest photos, no manual updates needed. • SHARED LIBRARIES: Share without sharing. Grant a trusted person access to all of your photos. • REDISCOVER: It’s easier than ever to relive your memories. Get collages of photos you took a year ago on this day – perfect for #tbt. • GOOGLE LENS: Search what you see. This preview enables you to identify text and objects in your photos to learn more and take action. • ON YOUR TV: View your photos and videos on your TV with Chromecast and Airplay support. Note: Face grouping is not available in all countries. For the latest updates from the team, follow us on Twitter at @googlephotos Using GPS in the background can decrease battery life. Google Photos doesn't run GPS in the background unless you turn on optional features.

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Editor Reviews

  • It’s a scary kind of amazing!

    By theflash95
    I initially got the Google Photos app so that I could backup all my photos across all devices to one central location. It works great as a backup device... install it on your phone and any picture you take is nicely backed up to the cloud. Photos on your PC? No problem, a little app install and then everything is going to your google photos page. Amazing things: it catalogs tons of stuff... faces (which you can attach names to), your pets, places, objects, etc. Want to see pics you’ve taken that contain mountains? Just type mountains and you’ll see any photo you’ve taken with mountains in it. Want to see all the pics you’ve taken of your friend Bob? Click on Bob’s face and they are all there in chronological order. The scary amazing: it will take your pics and vids and do stuff with them... it will stylize photos, it will stitch photos together, it will put photos together and animate them. It will make a movie with your photos around a theme and add music. It will even take clips from your videos and make a movie out of that. Recently I opened my Google Photos app and there is a new movie it made called “They Grow Up So Fast” (yes, it gives the stuff it makes titles too) and it was short clips from a bunch of videos I’ve taken of my son from when he was a newborn until now at 15 months old... it literally brought a joyful tear to my eye. Get this app, you won’t be disappointed!
  • Stores my photos as long as they are not 4K

    By Auric Nova
    It’s a bit confusing but what they are storing for me is pretty adequate for my needs. It would be nice to know I was storing the original quality but I don’t need another monthly bill besides Google Drive. It’s awesome the way they rotate some of the photos for you or give you that option. I wish they would do more in terms of the facial recognition so that you can correctly date some of your photographs were the dates were stripped in the uploading process which for me was a bit of a hellish experience because it crashed while uploading. I got past all that and everything I own is in my Google library I just don’t have them sorted properly. I’m hoping this will be done automatically in the future using the facial recognition technology otherwise I have to spend years fixing my library. Another suggestion would be if they would show you your duplicates which are close to exact duplicates so that you can delete them on your own. Sometimes it appears to be refusing duplicates but it’s hard to tell exactly what Google is doing behind the scenes occasionally I’ll see a duplicate missing other times I find odd photos in my trash. It would be nice to know exactly what’s happening with them folders. Those are all my suggestions and why I don’t have five stars I appreciate the free storage in the meantime hoping I won’t have to go with higher quality photos in the future.
  • Convenient, smooth, easy to figure out

    By diatribal <- IGN
    I really started using The whole google “Cloud” or whatever it’s considered because I got my first droid based phone and had recently went from having 1 password for everything to letting a girl know it , then when we went separate ways to make long story short , I had to change my password on everything from something I’ve used since circa aol dialup days .. he’ll back when Netscape was a thing haha. Anyways off topic bad, so wanted to start saving shiiiiituffff on a server side free type deal so that when I got a different phone or pc or whatever I could just go get the program or app for it on the new device and then the new device would have whatever I been used to.. well now I use the google drive and I guess I was reviewing I thing google photos or something but it’s part of it and it’s rad as well and so I went a little all over the place but I am giving it a 4/5 because there hasn’t been anything on this planet aside from my beautiful girlfriend Tori Allen that has even been a 5/5 in my eyes and anyways yea use the google things cause hey, they got their paws in all kinds of aspects of ours daily lives haha.. helpful AF and Scary AF bc it’s so obvious they are cataloging humanity and are the ultimate Uber Corporate entity and although I know all this I can’t help but still use the crap for everything lol.. hey give my review a thumbs up or share or whatever it is on this app lol
  • Phenomenal

    By MoltenWater
    This is the first review for an app I have ever wrote in my 9 years of using Apple products from iPhones to iPods. Genuinely this is the absolute BEST solution to modern photo issues on mobile devices to date. I have all my photos downloaded to my phone, and they all download to my other devices as well. When I delete it on one device it does it on the other too. All my photos are fully HD and even Live Photo’s show up as videos/gifs. When the hopefully not inevitable day comes and I break my phone, I will never have to worry that I lost my photos, the biggest fear for first world citizens of the world nowadays, because there will always be a copy saved somewhere. On top of the convenience of this app, with it not only being full compatible with everything, but just overall simple and easy to use. It completely devours it’s competition due to its unlimited storage and functionality. Never again will I receive the obnoxious notification that my 5gb iCloud storage is almost full on a phone that has 128gb. With APPLE telling me that I have to PAY for more storage that is NOT even UNLIMITED and not nearly as compatible across non-Apple devices as google photos. Google has always been the go-to for tools online, and they outdid themselves on this one. Hands down to them. 5/5.

Software User Reviews

  • Wonderful photo storage app

    By AK1962
    Easy to use, unlimited space. Love it!!
  • Love everything @ Google Pictures

    By R~Peanut17
    It’s extra backup, makes awesome colleges, videos, animated pics and soooo much more!!! It’s easy, simple & lots of fun! So stop worrying about loosing pics if you loose your phone, drop it in water or your other backup cloud crashes.... Extra backup is always safe, not sorry! Pictures say more than a thousand words and the memories can not ever be replaced with words..., Pictures are our life long still shot and candid moments of memories. I’ve looked through pictures from years back and totally forgot about different things we did until I saw the pics!!! Pictures are a keepsake that should be kept forever, from generation to generation!!! 😊👍🏻📸📲📷📱. 🎞📽📼 all is now out of date. So backup your families life with Google Photos. Not only do you get your original pictures but holy moly you get soooooo sooooo soooo much more with all the added assistant automatic already made for you to view, then save or delete, but it’s your choice on the added FREE bonuses. It’s not your choice if you don’t back your photos up to save extra awesome colleges and etc., bc once their gone, there’s no turning back.., of how you lost them, or making up the last memories, and you can forget about the little moments that you or your family, friends or love ones caught on your phones camera. I love it. Oh and not to mention you can share your albums with family & friends if they have the Google Photos app too!!! So what cha waiting on.. download it now for FREE and that one less memory you won’t ever have to worry about loosing. Bc with age, come a little bit of..., C.R.S.... aka, “Where my phone????” The person on the other end of the phone says..., “Obviously it’s in your hand bc your taking on it silly....😂😂” Who hasn’t done that? Or “Where’s my key?” (when their in your hand) so if we struggle with this from time to time.... What memories that are in pictures have you forgotten about....? “You have nothing to loose.., BUT A LOT of memories to gain!! Happy picture & Video taking everyone! Oh and it saves all you videos too, no matter how long they are..!!! Thank you Google & I LOVE MY GOOGLE PHOTOS APP!!!!! 😍❤️💖💝💞💁🏼‍♀️📸📲☁️📱☁️🔐💌📥📲📸🔐🙏🏻👆🏻☁️☁️☁️
  • Best app ever!!!

    By numstheword
    I love google photos! I get the most amazing videos and animations and my phone space is freed up. I have started at least 13 friends on this app! Love it!!!!!
  • BEST!!!

    By Abul A.
    This is by far the best photo app in existence it is amazing and the assistant is even better!
  • Definite edge over amazon prime photos!

    By Megh Sanapala
    So far so good, hope they bring on many more AI improvements.
  • I love this app!

    By *jw
    My husband and I are both logged in and I love being able to share pictures with each other without having to do anything
  • Great app for the casual user

    By Mountainman98
    I love this app. It keeps all my photos in one place and applies some really cool effects to the images. I also like how I get notifications when new image enhancements are available. Nice jog Google!
  • Update

    By T Horn10
    New update is garbage! It is not as easy to use and works way slower. I use this app for my job and the new update has made it so much harder...
  • FIX

    By NickNack😂
    My deleted photos keeps coming back .
  • helpful

    By Sysaryhfafbedhfhcgikfwy
    Great app :)