Is there an easy tool to help me migrate from Photos (with originals and albums and metadata) to Photos?

I'd like to close my Google One storage plan after-wards.

@celia Let me know if you manage to find anything.

@celia I did migrate my Google Photos library back in March. I basically only needed the files, so I've written a Python script to help me retain all metadata


1. Create a Google Takeout ( with your Google Photos
2. Run the script on the directory
3. You get a new directory with the photos properly tagged using EXIF and atime/mtime

I hope this can help you :) I'm happy to assist you further if you decide to try this out.

@kytta @celia Very cool. When I migrated, several years ago now, I had to do it manually and lost all the descriptions I had. 😔

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