The software can also detect faces and tag people automatically, making it easy to call up all pictures of one person in a collection. My photos also auto upload to Google Photos. If you share an album you can remove photos from that album, making them unlisted… but I think if someone has the link to that photo - it still will be viewable. Pricing for Google Photos is strong as well. Google allows you to mix and match which accounts you are using. As you may expect, searching is one area where Google clearly has Apple beat. Prime Photos from Amazon The Prime Photos app from Amazon is the best Google Photos alternative out there.
That includes music streaming, free shipping, e-book lending and a video streaming service. One goal that I know many of us could stand to work harder toward is creating and maintaining a redundant storage and backup system for our digital images. I have to frequently shut off WiFi on my phone so our connection is usable. Google photos uploads them whenever over a slower amount of time. Having an iPhone and a Mac together gets you the full Apple Photos experience — and if you do have them, Apple's tools for managing photos are surprisingly robust, even when put up against the best of Google. Simple stuff like deleting screenshots across 5 apps is just ridiculous. The iCloud-powered photo library means using the Photos app on all devices, including the Mac and iPhone.
Another thing to bear in mind is storage sizes. I uploaded a good few thousand pictures and there are many hundreds where no faces have been picked up. This is where Amazon Prime Photos come in. Unfortunately, there is no syncing option. Most people who primarily use Google Photos for other smartphone pictures won't really notice a difference.
Notably, that storage doesn't have to be used for only photos — you can store iPhone and iPad backups, or mostly whatever else you want to store in the cloud. I love how every edit is retained so you can always access the original photo. On the other hand, Flickr is a much more socially oriented product. Like Amazon Prime photos beats google because Amazon sucks up the photos instantly at full speed. However, the time may be right to switch to or incorporate cloud storage. After a while I did get used to it and preferred it over Amazon.
Google Photos can do that. The image viewer is clean and simple with a muted dark gray background. You can create a vault or album that is shared with family members. Google photos is only unlimited if it re-compresses. The design and navigation is similar on the Google Photos website, but as of this review, the site has several bugs and performance issues.
. As a person who pays for both iCloud storage and Google Drive space, I find that the pricing is very comparable and feels like a great deal either way. Syncing amongst your various devices has become very reliable for iCloud Photo Library. So I am looking for cloud storage for our family photos. It provides easy access to your photos on-the-go.
There is no definitive answer to the question of whether you should be worried about your privacy if you decide to use the service. While I prefer the Memories function of iCloud Photos Library, Google Photos is no slouch here. The editing tools available in Google Photos are simple and easy to navigate. On Macs, it used to be known as iPhoto. You can make a at any time. On the Web at , you can also drag and drop photos and entire folders from your computer to add them to your library. Sync includes new photos, changed metadata, edited photos, and deletion.
The first step to creating an awesome cloud photo management experience is easy uploading. It also applies Google's own compression algorithm, which they claim has no noticeable affect on image quality. Having my media backed up elsewhere is a great fail-safe. But what I do for backup. The more Google learns about you, the more accurate and helpful its predictions or suggestions will be. All metadata except detected faces is synced.