Google Photos Alternatives for Linux

    Google Photos is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Nextcloud, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Google Photos and 13 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Google Photos are Seafile (Freemium, Open Source), Piwigo (Free, Open Source), Shotwell (Free, Open Source) and Pix (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 15, 2021

    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.
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      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
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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      No photo or video functionality, such as albums, tagging, editing, etc.
      Negative comment 8 months ago

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    2. 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.
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    3. Piwigo is a photo gallery software for the web that comes with powerful features to publish and manage your collection of pictures.
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      Piwigo vs Google Photos opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Piwigo is a great alternative to Google Photos.
      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 6 months ago

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    4. Shotwell is an open source photo organizer designed for the GNOME desktop environment. Features Import photos from folders or from any digital camera supported by gPhoto.
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      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 almost 2 years ago

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    5. An image viewer and browser utility - primarily for Linux Mint. Pix is part of the X-Apps project, which aims at producing cross-distribution and cross-desktop software.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      PhotoFlow allows to open and edit images in several common image formats, including RAW and HDR formats.

      Discontinued

      Beta Release is established in 31 July 2020

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    6. KPhotoAlbum is an application for tagging and managing a photo collection and making it searchable.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      Photo Station is an online photo album integrated with a blog for you to easily share photos, videos, and blog over the Internet.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • elementary OS
      An image viewer for managing local image files.
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    7. A program to catalog digital images.
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