Popular Photography: Best flash drive: Store your files swiftly and securely. “Whether you’re looking to store a ton of files, transfer them as quickly as possible, protect your data with military-grade encryption, or transfer files from your iPhone to a laptop, there’s a wide variety of options at your disposal. You can even find waterproof drives that will survive an ill-advised dip in the ocean. So how do you pick the best flash drive when there are hundreds (if not thousands) of choices that all sound the same?”
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.”
PetaPixel: The Best Cloud Storage Platforms for Photographers in 2021. “As another year of taking photos rolls on, having enough storage is yet another thing on every photographer’s checklist. Thanks to the cloud, we can have another layer of security and enjoy the convenience of accessing our photos anywhere as long as we have an Internet connection. Those who are frequently using free cloud storage platforms as an extra back-up may already know that they will soon have one less option.”
Mashable: These apps showed me that looking at my own photos is the best social media. “Influencers, advertisers, friends of friends of friends. Social media is a great way to get mundane updates about people you don’t know very well. Unfortunately, in 2020, it was one of the only ways to see into the lives of other human beings, so we scrolled and scrolled. Amid this uninspiring landscape, one of the most entertaining and meaningful forms of ‘social’ media has been hiding in your own smartphone all along: your camera roll. You just need the right tools.
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. “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.
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.”
Google Blog: A redesigned Google Photos, built for your life’s memories. “Google Photos has become more than just an app to manage your photos, it’s become the home for your life’s memories. And that’s why today, we’re launching a redesigned Google Photos, focused on your memories, to help you find and relive your most treasured moments.”
Tara Thueson: How I Organize My Photos Using Google Photos. “Sure, smartphones have given us the convenience of having a camera with us at all times but it’s also super inconvenient to have one zillion photos to sort through. We thought we had escaped the storage nightmare of shoeboxes that our mothers employed, but this may be worse IMO. While there are a TON of options out there, my favorite solution for storing, organizing, and sharing photos and videos is Google Photos.” Nice walkthroughs.
Taneya’s Genealogy Blog: My Digital Photo Organization: Principle 4 – Create Your Structure. “I consider my photos & genealogy files analogous to my personal archive, so I established a folder structure that reflects categories & format types. Within each format type, I have 3 possible sub-divisions – materials related to my family, materials related to my husband’s family, and materials related to the family union we created upon our marriage (us and our 5 kids).”
Neowin: You can now manually tag faces in Google Photos. “Google has started rolling out the ability to manually tag faces in Google Photos. Manual tagging will make it easier to manage your photo library and sort them according to people.”