Google Photos will stop being free and unlimited Everyone will start to reduce, among other things, the random download of images. The only ones who will remain as they are will be Google Pixel phone users while the rest will have to go through the box to keep getting certain privileges, as there will be different plans with different storage capacity but The infinite will end.
So, we have to decide what we’re going to do. Maybe we will go to it Pay the fees we decided to pay And stick to one of their great plans, or maybe we’d rather have a home NAS mounting and transferring the images to our own network. Or we can also look at the competition, at What are the image storage services available online And what each of them offers us.
Available alternatives to Google images
Once we clear that we want to go from Google Photos, it is time to decide where. This is where looking for a service that offers us something closer to what we are looking for and picking up comes in, and we’ll suggest some of the most important services in the sector. Starting with Microsoft’s OneDrive And it ends with the Russian Yandex disk. Options for everyone.
Microsoft allows you to impersonate many Google apps and services on your own, and the same is true for backing up photos. Available through the OneDrive app, where the Upload the camera.
From there, OneDrive takes care of automatically syncing your photos and videos and in original quality. Microsoft is giving 5 GB free for new and Pricing plans Starting at € 2 per month for 100GB, the package is particularly interesting Office 365, which comes in 1 TB capacity Storage plus an office suite.
Flickr is one of the best alternatives we’ll find on this list because although it doesn’t provide us with unlimited storage, it puts in front of us a hard drive in the cloud with Storage capacity of 1 TB is completely free. And it gives 1 terabyte to download many photos.
It is true that the service has some limitations, such as not allowing us to upload photos larger than 200MB (will anyone overcome this with a mobile phone?), But we do have Automatic download from the mobile appAnd, if we like, it includes a charger for personal computers, whether for Windows or Mac OS and Linux. Without a doubt, a great option.
Dropbox is one of the most popular names in the cloud. Your Android app, like Google Photos, can create a Back up all of your photos Automatically (and you can also choose which images to copy and which not to copy).
To activate the Dropbox photo backup, you must activate the uploads from the camera, with the ability to choose the videos as well. They are loaded in original quality and count on your space. Dropbox gives 2 GB is free for new accounts and has Planes 2 TB for 119.99 euros per year.
Dropbox: cloud storage
Amazon Prime Pictures
Unlike other apps on our list, Amazon Photos doesn’t have a free version, but it’s included as an added bonus when you get Amazon Prime Subscriber, Which costs about 37 euros a year. That is, if you have Amazon Prime, you have it Unlimited storage in amazon photos.
Amazon Photos backs up your photos in a similar way to Google Photos, being able to choose which folders to include and which ones not. To the original quality, And it can also include video clips.
On the more adventurous terrain we have the “Dubox cloud,” a virtually unknown app that belongs to PopIn Inc, which in turn is owned by Baidu Japan. Being little known works well and allows you to create a Automatic backup of your photos (Not so for videos).
Unlike other apps on our list, there are no pricing plans and users receive 1 TB free space To upload your own photos or any other file. The downloaded files can be referenced there from the app and from Web version.
Dubox Cloud: Supports cloud and information
Another option is to use the controversial MEGA service, which gives you 15 GB of free storage It can grow in various ways such as adding your phone number to your profile. The app requests very many permissions when first opening it, although most of them are optional and not necessary to back up your photos.
To activate camera backup, you must activate Camera Downloads, Which also allows you to download videos. In the settings, you can choose to upload other folders with pictures, as well as if you want to keep the original names of the files or if you want to include location tags.
Mediafire is another cloud file hosting service that has moved to mobile and includes an extension Automatic photo sync. The app is a bit outdated by design, but it still works perfectly.
Mediafire Yes 12 GB of free storage For users, with the possibility to get additional space. The app is a bit basic, allowing you to choose only if you want to make a copy of the camera and whether you want it to only be done when connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Yandex Disk is something like Google Photos in Russia, it has very similar functions and even the interface is somewhat similar. This app enables you to do just that Unlimited backups of your photos.
The advantage of Yandex.Disk over Google Photos is that it allows you to choose the size of the cache it stores on your mobile phone, although uploading videos requires going through the payment process. This provides cloud storage 10 GB for free For users