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Google Photos

Google Photos is the home for all of your photos and videos, searchable and organised by the people, places and things that matter.

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Avg rating of 3.4 (13)| 12 comments
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Google Photos Features

  1.  Facial RecognitionGoogle Photos can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
  2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
  3.  Selective SynchronizationGoogle Photos allows you to pick which files are synced between the server and your devices.
  4.  Automatic BackupGoogle Photos will automatically back up your data periodically.

Google Photos information

  • Developed byGoogle LLC
  • LicensingProprietary and Freemium product.
  • PricingSubscription that costs between $0 and $12.
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.4 (13 ratings)
  • Alternatives116 alternatives listed

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Our users have written 12 comments and reviews about Google Photos, and it has gotten 301 likes

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Kagerjay
  
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As title suggests above

The free* has a caveat to it. The free plan is such that google compresses its images with its propietary algorithm so you have a much smaller image file uploaded to googlephotos. The same is true with their videos as well, using the same technology they use for youtube

I personally cannot discern any difference in quality from images + videos uploaded to google photos though, so this is a minute point for me.

If you do any sort of photography work, and need high res .raw image file format backup, I would suggest using another cloud-based service dedicated specifically for that task

On terms of the actual PROS of google photos:

  • You can view every image / video you've ever uploaded into google photos, very quickly actually and get the big picture fast.
  • Has the best UI for previewing a lot of images + videos on one page compared to all other similar services
  • You can share video clips taken on your phone to other people
  • You can easily download an image / video album straight from their server onto your PC, which is useful if you do low-budget filming production
  • You can tell it how to sync (via plugged in + wifi) ? to save on battery usage during daytime use
  • Unlimited amounts of video backups for free . No other services offers this for free.
  • Scales very well over time

I've tried a lot of other solutions like

  • dropbox (and formerly, carosel)
  • picasa (formerly google photos)
  • Amazon photos
  • Flickr

None of them are as good as google photos though

[Edited by Kagerjay, July 09]

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rodrigochiong
  
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Although Google Photos is a web based service, it is a great Picasa alternative. These are the few reasons why it replaces Picasa very well:

  • Automatic photo backup (phone, computer)
  • Unlimited photo storage (if you agree to Google's amazingly great compression algorithm)
  • Automatic face, object and places tagging (this one is amazing and powered by Google's neural networks)
  • Great search capabilities
  • Sharing albums by URL to any person, no account needed for access or album/photo download.
  • Shared collaborative albums
  • Automatic effects (collages, filters) to photos, and what's best, automatic trip albums and videos!
  • Non-destructive editing capabilities

I used to use Picasa a lot before, but since it's been discontinued Google Photos seems like the best option. The only downside might be that it's web based so you need to upload pictures first, and that sharing to other services like Facebook is either done through a Google Photos Album or by downloading and uploading each individual picture.

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satmaster

Google photos is a clunky slow web interface that does not compare to Picasa It has no support for faces it wont allow you to quickly locate photos. And it has no sync option that works. Google has abandoned PC users and now only supports and carers about mobile users. Mobile users dont use a computer like laptop users do thats why all these options are missing.

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enxkavckr
  
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The unlimited free storage will **end ** in 1st July 2021

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hard
  
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there is simply no setting to not upload videos to google photo. I really like the way I can share my synced photos with my partner by doing nothing. Compression is ok'ish.

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Irinka_ZzZ
  
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Very convenient to use

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asamirid
  
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the best photo manager on the cloud

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tihedomecu
  
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Their facial recognition feature is creepy. It scans every single photo, and suddenly recommends to group photos by the individual, and the thing is it's almost always perfect. Why the app scans our photos, and suggests us to group without our consent? If the suggestion feature can be turned off, at least disable it by default.

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