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    Google Photos Alternatives

    Google Photos is described as 'photograph and video sharing and storage service by Google. It allows the users to store and share images and videos using the 15 GB free storage space of their Google Account or a Google One subscription' and is a very popular Photo Manager in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Google Photos for a variety of platforms, including Android, Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Nextcloud, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Google Photos are Microsoft OneDrive, PhotoPrism, Simple Gallery and Flickr.

    Google Photos is mainly a Photo Manager but alternatives to it may also be Photo Sharing Apps or File Sync Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Google Photos.
    This page was last updated May 20, 2022
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    1. You should have full control over your data. We help you achieve that: a safe home for all your data. Secure, under your control and developed in an open, transparent and trustworthy way. We are Nextcloud.
      Nextcloud vs Google Photos opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Nextcloud is a great alternative to Google Photos.
      Nextcloud has a photos function that competes with Google Photos and can offer the following functionality that Google Photos has: - Automatic syncing from your phone - Albums (including sharing via link) - Tagging - Showing your photos on a map - Still in early development: Face recognition
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      da_ It can even handle raw photos, if the appropriate app is installed.
      Top positive comment  18 days ago

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      Crowfather More of an alternative to Google Drive then of Google Photos. Its a lot like One Drive where it store photos and has a way to show photos but does not have all the the photos features that Google Photos has.
      Top negative comment  6 months ago

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      Not really a photo management app.
      Negative comment 6 months ago

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      lastzero Just like Google Drive, Nextcloud is not a real alternative to Google Photos.
      Negative comment 6 months ago

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      Nextxloud is great for file sharing and syncing but the photo management functionality is pretty limited. Its more a Google Drive alternative than a Google Photos one.
      Negative comment 6 months ago

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      No photo or video functionality, such as albums, tagging, editing, etc.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    2. OneDrive (formerly known as SkyDrive) delivers a satisfactory online file storage and sharing solution in a free and easy to use service. It has a design that is both attractive and functional.
      Microsoft OneDrive vs Google Photos opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Pietrosmus It is good to store and manage cloud files, but it isn't made for pictures.
      Negative comment 7 days ago

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    3. PhotoPrism® is an AI-powered app for browsing, organizing & sharing your photo collection. It makes use of the latest technologies to tag and find pictures automatically without getting in your way. You can run it at home, on a private server, or in the cloud.
      PhotoPrism vs Google Photos opinions
      Almost everyone thinks PhotoPrism is a great alternative to Google Photos.
      happycat Comes with almost all functionality Google Photos provides such as: Automatic tagging of objects, places, colors, faces (coming soon). Creating and sharing albums. Video support. Beautiful views... Additionally PhotoPrism respects the users privacy!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Actively maintained Open Source alternative.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      vondravl so far best experience with self hosting service
      Positive comment 6 months ago

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      drfuzzyness Actively maintained and uses a passable object recognition system for automatic photo tagging.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

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    4. Simple Gallery is a highly customizable offline gallery. Organize & edit your photos, recover deleted files with the recycle bin, protect & hide files and view a huge variety of different photo & video formats including RAW, SVG and much more.
      Simple Gallery vs Google Photos opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Simple Gallery is still a legitimate alternative to Google Photos, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Unfortunately Simple Gallery does not feature sync between devices
      Top negative comment  about 2 years ago

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      Pietrosmus It has nothing to do with cloud-storing photos.
      Negative comment 7 days ago

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      Crowfather Single device and offline only. More of a photos gallery than a photos storage app.
      Negative comment 6 months ago

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      Main selling point of Google Photos is its cloud sync and storage, which Simply Gallery does not feature.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      cb1d Great photo app for Android. Has no Photo Cloud Storage features like Google Photos which make it not the same alternate.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    5. Online social photo and short video sharing community. Flickr helps you organize that huge mass of photos you have and offers a way for you, your friends and family to tell stories about them.
      Flickr vs Google Photos opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Flickr is still a legitimate alternative to Google Photos, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Flickr is more of a social platform for sharing photos. Google Photos is more of a cloud file management platform focused on photos.
      Negative comment 11 months ago

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      It's not really a cloud storage for photos
      Negative comment 23 days ago

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      Flickr isn't a photo-storage app but more a social network for photographers.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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    6. Seafile is a professional open source cloud storage platform for organizations. It has complete file syncing and sharing features, reliable file storage and advanced privacy protection feature.
    7. Piwigo is a photo gallery software for the web that comes with powerful features to publish and manage your collection of pictures.
      Piwigo vs Google Photos opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Piwigo is a great alternative to Google Photos.
      Crowfather Piwigo is good but its really for photos only. Video support requires the complex process of adding and configuring a special plugin. It also lacks object tagging and image recognition.
      Negative comment 6 months ago

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      Piwigo has come a long way since I first tried it. It’s great alternative method of storing photos in a cloud. It it is open source and can be self hosted. However, if you are not capable of managing your own LAMP stack, it appears you can get a hosted service at piwigo.com
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    8. Photos is a digital photograph manipulation application developed by Apple, intended to be less complex than its predecessor iPhoto .
      Apple Photos vs Google Photos opinions
      Most users think Apple Photos is a great alternative to Google Photos.
      kylepiira Automatically tags faces, places, and objects to make them searchable. Also backs everything up to iCloud.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      elrostelperien It's free, as quick as Google Photos, and also has great facial recognition. The editing capabilities are richer, and it has good raw support. Google Photos is fully online and slightly better or faster in many aspects overall, though.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      Similar functionality, but higher price.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Crowfather It's the closest replacement to Google Photos as it exists right now (paid) but not a replacement for the free Google Photos. You have to pay for storage on Apple Photos the same as you have to pay for storage on Google Photos
      Negative comment 6 months ago

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    9. Shotwell is an open source photo organizer designed for the GNOME desktop environment.
      Shotwell vs Google Photos opinions
      Some users think Shotwell is a great alternative to Google Photos, some don't.
      cb1d Great local photo app. Has no cloud provider attached, is not a replacement for Google Photos.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      Shotwell is just an app that can view images, not store them on the cloud.
      Negative comment 10 months ago

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    10. ACDSee is a complex, multi-purpose application that serves for viewing, organizing and editing digital photos. Furthermore, images can be shared on social websites or your own space on the developer’s website.
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