Google Photos Sync (gphotos-sync)
Google Photos Sync is a backup tool for your Google Photos cloud storage.
Google Photos Sync downloads all photos and videos the user has uploaded to Google Photos. It also organizes the media in the local file system using album information. Additional Google Photos ‘Creations’ such as animations, panoramas, movies, effects and collages are also backed up.
This software is read only and never modifies your cloud library in any way, so there is no risk of damaging your data.
To get started see Tutorial
How the documentation is structured
Documentation is split into four categories, also accessible from links in the side-bar.
Tutorials for installation, library and commandline usage. New users start here.
- Initial Setup
- Execute in a container
- Local Installation
- Running gphotos-sync
- Creating an OAuth Client ID
- User Login OAuth Flow
Practical step-by-step guides for the more experienced user.
Explanation of how the library works and why it works that way.
Detailed information including autogenerated code documentation.