Moving old photos from windows 10 laptop to Android tablet possible? (1 Viewer)

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I spilt a full cuppa tea over my old windows (10) laptop and it is no more ☕
Luckily all my photos are backed up on a dongle and a hard drive.
I have an android phone and tablet which i use most of the time, just wondering if i really need to bother getting another laptop?
The only issue i can see is getting all my photos onto google pictures as they are arranged differently by year/month folders, would they transfer across to google without any problem (happy to pay for the cloud storage) and would there be any issues searching for specific items once on there?
I already have some photos on my phone tablet, but a lot of the ones i want to transfer across are old and going back to 1999/2000
Is this feasible?

Pete
 

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A year or two ago Google had free photo uploads but now only below a certain size and resolution are free.

Amazon Photos in cloud may still be free.

If you’re OK with a subscription for Google storage, photos can just be data. I’d need to check on how that usage would work with the Google Photo app - i.e. would stored pics appear, etc.
 
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I use Dropbox, it does cost depending on how many trilobites ( that spelling meat be saying something about ancient creatures) you need, but hopefully you know what I mean.
 
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A year or two ago Google had free photo uploads but now only below a certain size and resolution are free.

Amazon Photos in cloud may still be free.

If you’re OK with a subscription for Google storage, photos can just be data. I’d need to check on how that usage would work with the Google Photo app - i.e. would stored pics appear, etc.

Google Drive/Photos/gmail gives you 15GB free. You could have several gmail addresses. (I have 6 so 90GB). Not sure if there is a limit per image. I've never noticed one.
 
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A year or two ago Google had free photo uploads but now only below a certain size and resolution are free.

Amazon Photos in cloud may still be free.

If you’re OK with a subscription for Google storage, photos can just be data. I’d need to check on how that usage would work with the Google Photo app - i.e. would stored pics appear, etc.
I think it costs about £16 year for 100gb, my main concern is if you could search effectively within a large amount of relatively old photos that might not have the correct digital imprinted info within them, if any?

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I use Dropbox, it does cost depending on how many trilobites ( that spelling meat be saying something about ancient creatures) you need, but hopefully you know what I mean.
Maybe there is an app for dropbox and i could access my photos from my tablet/phone? 🤔
 
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I have drop box ( down loadable app) on the computer and on my phone, wife's tablet and phone. I have about 4 gig on it at the mo ment, you can sync all devices to it and have it online only or viewable on each machine. Online only view saves a lot of memory.
I have android, shes on apple.
 

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The only issue i can see is getting all my photos onto google pictures as they are arranged differently by year/month folders, would they transfer across to google without any problem (happy to pay for the cloud storage) and would there be any issues searching for specific items once on there?
On Google Photos it’ll use face recognition (if allowed).
Phone pics will give Google Photos location, etc.
And you can search by that data - in addition to date stamp.

Edit. Anecdotally, I think Google Photo can even use landmarks to guesstimate a pic’s location.
 
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If you use Google photos then you can chromecast to your Smart TV from the tablet and view the pictures. I have pictures going back over 20 years and do this every so often. Typically ends up with all the kids stopping for 5 minutes and staying for 2 hours of a trip down memory lane!
 
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When we decommissioned our W10 PC a couple of years ago we bought a few good quality thumb drives, transferred all the images to them and also bought a couple of short 150mm USB female to C male power cords.(below)

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If we need access to the images on the thumb drives we simply plug them into the power port of our phones/tablet/ Kindle etc.
We also keep all the images on a 'master' thumb drive that is safely secured away as belt and braces.

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Sure you can. Actually, it's quite easy. by the use of some third-party tools.
I myself use fonedog phone transfer, successfully move photos from my Win11 to my phone
 
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If it's a spinning hard drive, they eat a fair amount of power. You might want a powered USB hub so you can keep the tablet alive.

Also, don't under estimate how long it'll take to upload that amount of data. I have about 150GB of photos going back 20 years. With my non-fibre broadband that maxes at 19mbps upload, that's a full day. And in reality it'll probably be much longer.
 

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