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Google Photos Alternatives for Mac

Google Photos is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Nextcloud, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Google Photos and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Google Photos are Microsoft OneDrive, PhotoPrism, Flickr and Seafile.

Google Photos alternatives are mainly Photo Managers but 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 Jun 2, 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.
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    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
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    da_

    It can even handle raw photos, if the appropriate app is installed.

    Top positive comment  about 2 months 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.

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    BarnMTB

    With Nextcloud, you have to install and maintain the service/server yourself or pay a 3rd party host to do it for you. This requires some technical knowledge, willingness, and some investment upfront. Nextcloud is not "register an account & go", unlike Google Photos.

    Negative comment 25 days ago
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    Not really a photo management app.

    Negative comment 7 months ago
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    lastzero

    Just like Google Drive, Nextcloud is not a real alternative to Google Photos.

    Negative comment 7 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.

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  2. Microsoft OneDrive

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    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
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    Pietrosmus

    It is good to store and manage cloud files, but it isn't made for pictures.

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    BarnMTB

    While OneDrive now has some rudimentary Photos feature, it is not enough to be a Google Photos alternative. Photos features are half-baked. For example, did you know you can search by objects in the photo in OneDrive? While it's not as good, it can do that. But the feature isn't promoted anywhere. Shows how much they care.

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  3. PhotoPrism® is an AI-Powered Photos App for the Decentralized Web. 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!

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    Actively maintained Open Source alternative.

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    drfuzzyness

    Actively maintained and uses a passable object recognition system for automatic photo tagging.

    Positive comment 7 months ago
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    vondravl

    so far best experience with self hosting service

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  4. 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.

    It's not really a cloud storage for photos

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    Flickr is more of a social platform for sharing photos. Google Photos is more of a cloud file management platform focused on photos.

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    Flickr isn't a photo-storage app but more a social network for photographers.

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  5. 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.



  6. Piwigo

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    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.

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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

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  7. 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.

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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

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    Similar functionality, but higher price.

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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.

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  8. 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.

  9. Your new home for all your photos & videos.

  10. The first gesture-based Android gallery app to manage your albums of photos and videos.

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