Google Photos is a popular cloud storage and photo-sharing service that allows users to back up and organize their photos and videos. Google Photos has recently added the ability to back up RAW photos. RAW photos are unprocessed images that contain more data than JPEG or HEIC photos. This makes RAW photos ideal for professional photographers, who can use the extra data to edit and improve their photos.
How to back up RAW photos to Google Photos
To back up RAW photos to Google Photos, you will need to enable the feature in the Google Photos app. To do this, open the Google Photos app and tap on your profile picture in the top right corner. Then, tap on “Photos settings” and then “Backup & sync.” Under “Backup & sync,” toggle on the switch next to “Back up RAW files.”
Once you have enabled RAW photo backup, all new RAW photos that you take will be automatically backed up to Google Photos. You can also manually back up RAW photos by opening the Google Photos app and tapping on the “+” button in the bottom right corner. Then, tap on “Upload” and select the RAW photos that you want to back up.
Benefits of backing up RAW photos to Google Photos
There are several benefits to backing up RAW photos to Google Photos. First, backing up your RAW photos will protect them from loss or damage. If you lose your phone or computer, your RAW photos will still be safe in the cloud.
Second, backing up your RAW photos will give you more flexibility when editing your photos. RAW photos contain more data than JPEG or HEIC photos, so you can make more dramatic edits without losing quality.
Third, backing up your RAW photos will allow you to access your photos from anywhere. Google Photos is available on web browsers, smartphones, and tablets. This means that you can view and edit your RAW photos from anywhere in the world.
Drawbacks of backing up RAW photos to Google Photos
There are a few drawbacks to backing up RAW photos to Google Photos. First, RAW photos are much larger than JPEG or HEIC photos. This means that backing up your RAW photos will take up more storage space in your Google Account.
Second, Google Photos does not offer the same level of editing features for RAW photos as it does for JPEG or HEIC photos. If you need to do advanced editing on your RAW photos, you will need to use a third-party photo editor.