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I've been uploading via Instant Upload (a.k.a Auto Backup) from my Android phone now for about a year. There are many photos and now I want to download them all to my computer. However, I can't download them all because they are not in an album and I can't move all to an album since there is no way to "Mark All/Every photo".

So how could I solve this?

  • The technique in this answer should allow you to select all of the images relatively painlessly. – ale Sep 1 '12 at 16:35
  • @AlEverett, that worked really well. I didn't know that you could select photos by dragging a box around them. Thanks for the answer! – Victor Bjelkholm Sep 1 '12 at 17:59
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Visit Google Takeout. It’s a service by Google where you can download "all" your data of any Google service. Choose "Google Photos". This should contain all your uploaded images.

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    Choose "Google+ Photos" now. Works great. – talyric Jun 11 '13 at 14:58
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    Can an OP or admin mark this as best answer? Just used Google Takeout and it works great! – Ricky Hewitt Dec 12 '14 at 16:24
  • I hope this works for me too, I have like 40Gb of photos (a lot of our wedding and then the last 14 yrs on there too). I do have local copies but we are trying to ensure we have a copy of everything everywhere. – djsmiley2k - CoW Sep 30 '15 at 18:39
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To finish of the thread: According to Al Everett:

In this answer you can find a way to select all photos in Instant Upload. Instead of Deleting them you can add them to an album and afterwards download the entire album.

  • The technique to select all photos does not currently work with Google+ photos. But Google Takeout (above) works well. – talyric Jun 11 '13 at 14:57

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