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The new Google Photos - Photo Backup Approach

I am a Mac user and I have problems with photo backup concerns since the digital age.  With this Google Photos, now, I have a pretty good solution with minimum risks.

  • Install Google Photos for my iPhone to backup everything.
  • Install Google Photos Backup app for OSX are as follows:

Choose backup sources
  • Cameras & Storage Cards (OFF)
  • iPhoto Library  (OFF if you use Photos already.)
  • Desktop  (OFF)
  • Pictures (ON. This will upload my photos from Photos, too.)
This allows me to backup all photos from my phone constantly.


Once a while, I will be importing photos from my iPhone to Apple Photos; I may also import photos from my camera to Apple Photos.  The Google Photos Backup will upload all these Photos as well.







This allows me to have a backup on the cloud and still keep the original quality photos/videos in Photos.  I also have the Time Machine set up to backup Photos library file.

The downside is that photos from iPhone may be duplicated in the Google Photos as they got uploaded twice: one from iPhone and one from Google Photos Backup.



This should be sufficient for now.  Any comments or suggestions?

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