Tom’s Guide: Amazon photo storage vs Google Photos

Tom’s Guide: Amazon photo storage vs Google Photos. “Amazon Photos and Google Photos are two of the best cloud storage options available, made all the more popular by the fact that many people already have Amazon and Google accounts. In this article, we’ll compare Amazon photo storage vs Google Photos, looking at their features, performance, support, and pricing to determine which is the best cloud storage for photos.”

Lifehacker: Don’t Let Google Scare You Into Paying for Google Photos

Lifehacker: Don’t Let Google Scare You Into Paying for Google Photos. “Google Photos is going away soon — or at least, the useful free service we used to store years’ worth of photographs is finally getting hit with a storage limit. Go beyond that, and you’ll have to pay to store your photos. That’s not great, but what’s almost as annoying are the scare tactics Google is using to convince free users to switch over to a paid subscription.”

MakeUseOf: 7 Ways to Free Up Storage Space on Google Photos

MakeUseOf: 7 Ways to Free Up Storage Space on Google Photos. “While Google Photos has proudly offered free high-quality photo storage for years, that’s changing in 2021. Beginning June 1, all ‘high-quality’ photos you upload to Google Photos will start to count against your Google account storage. If you relied on the free storage and are now worried about running out of space, you can prepare yourself and avoid paying for more storage by freeing up space in Google Photos. Follow the below tips to free up storage space in Google Photos—as a bonus, you’ll also clean up your photo library while at it.”

Google Photos Is Killing Free Unlimited Storage: 7 Top Alternatives (PCMag UK)

PCMag UK: Google Photos Is Killing Free Unlimited Storage: 7 Top Alternatives. “As noted, you still get 15GB of Google storage for free. A Google storage link can show you an estimate of how long your storage will last, based on your upload history. Smartphone photos from my iPhone X and Google Pixel 4 XL average around 700KB each, so 15GB would mean 21,000 photos shot with those devices. If your photos are from a full-frame D-SLR, the image files will be quite a bit larger, in the range of 15MB to 50MB each, so the number of shots that will contribute to 15GB is more like 600—and serious photographers will have far more than that. Here are your best options if you’re using Google Photos.”

Android Police: Here’s how to tell when your Google Photos storage will run out

Android Police: Here’s how to tell when your Google Photos storage will run out. “It was only a matter of time before Google stopped giving out unlimited photo storage for free. The company announced the change yesterday, and along with the news came a nifty new feature to help give users an estimate about how long their existing storage plan will last.” In my case — I upload photos and videos very sporadically — the tool couldn’t give me an estimate. But I was able to see how much space was taken up specifically by my photos.

9to5 Google: How to export your pictures and videos from Google Photos

9to5 Google: How to export your pictures and videos from Google Photos. “Starting in June of next year, every new photo or video you back up to Google Photos will start counting towards a storage cap. That won’t apply to any of the ‘High Quality’ photos you’ve backed up over the past five years, but it means that, eventually, you’ll need to pay for storage. Google has affordable plans for that, but for some people, charging any price is enough to start searching for alternatives. Admittedly, there are some decent options out there, too!”

CNET: Google Photos to end its unlimited free photo storage

CNET: Google Photos to end its unlimited free photo storage. “Google Photos is ending its unlimited free storage policy for photos and videos, Google said in a Wednesday blog post. After June 1, 2021, any new photos and videos you upload will count toward the free 15GB of storage that comes with every Google account. But don’t worry: Any photos or videos you’ve uploaded before that day won’t be part of the cap.”

Engadget: Google Photos adds paid color pop editing feature

Engadget: Google Photos adds paid color pop editing feature. “The next time you dive into Google Photos’ editing suite, you may notice some tools locked behind a paywall. As part of an ongoing rollout, Google is adding a new take on its color pop feature that users can apply to any photo, not just ones that include depth information. The catch is you’ll need to subscribe to Google One before you can tweak your photos with the new color pop.”

Google Photos: how to back up photos from your phone, tablet (Tom’s Guide)

Tom’s Guide: Google Photos: how to back up photos from your phone, tablet. “In this article, we take you through the step-by-step process for backing up your photos on Google Photos across three types of devices: phone, tablet, and computer. After reading this how-to guide, you’ll be confident in backing up your photo library quickly and getting back to what’s most important: creating memories!”

9to5 Google: Google Takeout now lets you select Photos albums for direct Flickr, OneDrive transfer

9to5 Google: Google Takeout now lets you select Photos albums for direct Flickr, OneDrive transfer. “Google Takeout has long let users export and download local copies of their data. With the Data Transfer Project, Google made it so that you could directly move an image library to a third-party service. Google Takeout now lets you select specific Photos albums to transfer.”

TechCrunch: Many Canon cameras can now automatically back up pictures to Google Photos

TechCrunch: Many Canon cameras can now automatically back up pictures to Google Photos. “Canon and Google today announced a new software integration that enables automatic Google Photos backup of pictures taken with select Canon cameras — a full list is available here, but it’s most of their recent interchangeable lens cameras dating back basically to when they started getting Wi-Fi on board.”