Self-Hosted Google Photos Alternatives

    Google Photos is not available as a self-hosted solution but there are plenty of alternatives for power users and business that want to host a solution on-premise. The best Self-Hosted 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 12 are available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Self-Hosted alternatives to Google Photos are Seafile (Freemium, Open Source), PhotoPrism (Free, Open Source), Piwigo (Free, Open Source) and Lychee (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

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

    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. PhotoPrism® is a privately hosted app for browsing, organizing and sharing your personal photo collection. It makes use of the latest technologies to automatically tag and find pictures without getting in your way.
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      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 6 months ago

      Actively maintained Open Source alternative.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

    4. 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
      Positive comment 6 months ago

    5. Lychee is a free photo-management tool, which runs on your server or web-space. Installing is a matter of seconds. Upload, manage and share photos like from a native application. Lychee comes with everything you need and all your photos are stored securely.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
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      • 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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    6. Gather all your photos and videos in one private place and organize them in an entirely new way.
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      • 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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    7. LibrePhotos is a fork of Ownphotos. It's a self-hosted Google Photos clone, with a slight focus on cool graphs. Django backend & React frontend.
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    8. A self-hosted digital asset manager for all your photos and videos. - Your PhotoStructure library makes browsing and sharing a lifetime of memories delightful.
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