How to automatically import your Google Photos to Photos+ / Storj

Here is a quick guide on how to automatically import your Google Photos to Photos+ / Storj.

Photos+ is a photo management app similar to Google Photos that works with Storj. You can learn more about Photos+ at

  1. Request a Google Takeout of your Google Photos by visiting

  2. Select Google Photos only for export.

  1. Choose your export location. If you have enough free storage space on Google Drive or Dropbox, select it as the location and the 50GB export size. If you don’t have enough free storage, select “Send download link via email” and the 10GB export size. Please wait until you get an email from Google that your export has been completed.

  1. After signing up for Photos+ and configuring your storj account through the Photos+ iOS/Android apps, sign in to your Photos+ account on your desktop or tablet browser at

  2. Click Import from the main menu

  3. Click Select from Google Drive, Dropbox or Select from Computer depending on where saved your Google Takeout file.

  1. Once our system downloads your file from Google Drive or Dropbox, or it receives it via the upload from your computer, it will parse it and show you the albums and the number of photos and videos it contains.

  2. Confirm the selections and click Start Import to begin the import process.

Your photos and videos will automatically appear in the Library section as they are imported, and you may track the import progress by going back to the Import section.

Thank you.


Thank you for this import guide, we have added it to the Photos+ Integration Guide in our docs.