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Online Google Photos Alternatives

There are many alternatives to Google Photos as a web app if you are looking for a replacement. The best Online 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 as a web app so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Online alternatives to Google Photos are Microsoft OneDrive, Flickr, Seafile and Apple Photos.

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.
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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.

    Simple and powerful file sync & share
    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.

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    lastzero

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

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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.

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    Not really a photo management app.

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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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    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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    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.

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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. 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.

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    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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  4. 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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  5. Photos is a digital photograph manipulation application developed by Apple, intended to be less complex than its predecessor iPhoto .

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    Apple Photos vs Google Photos opinions
    Most users think Apple Photos is a great alternative to Google Photos.
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    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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  6. Ente is a simple app to automatically backup and organize your photos and videos.

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    Pietrosmus

    I prefer ente to google photos as it provides end-to-end encryption to your photos, meaning you are the only able to see them, not even ente can decrypt them. The application is open source and ente's infrastructure whitepaper is publicly available. It has a smooth good-looking and simple app interface (android/ios/web), the prices are reasonable and the support is litterally just so fast. Recommended, as they also offer one year with 1GB of free trial.

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    Photobucket

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    Photobucket offers image hosting and free photo and video sharing. Images can be organized into albums. Up to 2GB is available as a free starting, the lowest paid plan give 52 GB plus many other plans

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    Some users think Photobucket is a great alternative to Google Photos, some don't.
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    Microsoft 365 is a subscription-based software services that licenses Microsoft Office products for on-premise or cloud-based use.

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    ImageShack

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    ImageShack is an intuitive and easy to use image hosting service. It can be used to upload and share images across a variety of popular platforms.

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    Photoview

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Photoview is a simple and user-friendly photo gallery that can easily be installed on personal servers. It's made for photographers and aims to provide an easy and fast way to navigate directories, with thousands of high resolution photos.

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