Google Photos, one of the most used photos saving services, is now going to deduct upload data or quota from 15GB Gmail Space. Initially, this space is not used for saving pictures and videos in HIGH Quality. But from next year JUNE 2021, Google is going to count upload space in this Gmail quota. Hence no free photos uploads on Google Photos.
Note: Why Google Photos will be Paid.
Until JUNE 2021, you can freely use your 15GB but after that, if you consume all your storage then you have to buy Google One subscription. Although you can try out some tricks to get more Google storage.
There are other cloud storage services that you give a try. But here is the list of cloud storage services that can be an alternative for Google Photos.
Google Photos Alternatives
Dropbox would be surely a better alternative for Google Photos. In DropBox, you get 2GB starting storage for free. The data is securely stored here and you can access them easily using the on-the-go application. Once you filled your 2GB storage you need to purchase the service for a price of $9.99 per month. Try out Dropbox.
OneDrive is Microsoft's offering for cloud storage. OneDrive offers free storage up to 5GB after that you can get up to 100GB of storage at a price of $1.99 per month. In case if you have Microsoft 365 subscription then you can get 1TB of storage at a price of $6.99 per month. And OneDrive also offers synchronization among all your devices connected with Microsoft account, this makes managing things a bit easy, which makes it a good option as a Google Photos Alternative.
3. Amazon Photos
Being an Amazon Prime means having a bundle of great features packed in. At a price of $13.57 (INR 999) annually, you get unlimited storage for photos in original quality, though video storage has a cap of 5GB, which means you can store videos up to 5GB (collectively) only. It is surely a great pack. In a single subscription, you get a handful of features like prime video, priority delivery, unlimited photos storage, 5GB video storage, etc. You can buy out extra storage capacity for videos by additionally paying $1.99 per month for 100 GB, $6.99 per month for 1 TB, and $11.99 per month for 2 TB. Try Amazon Photos.
4. Apple iCloud
Users having Apple product(s) will be familiar with this product. The iCloud service is much more flexible for you if you are already surrounded by Apple’s Eco-system such as Macbook, iPhone, and iPad where the data is synced seamlessly. iCloud would be beneficial if you wish to switch to an Apple product or want to switch from Google Photos to Apple iCloud as an alternative for Google Photos. iCloud offers free storage up to 5GB and charges a premium of $0.99 per month for 50GB and $2.99 per month for 200GB and $9.99 per month for 2TB including Apple One bundle.
Flickr was started with an aim of sharing video and photos. Currently, Flickr allows you to store 1000 Photos in uncompressed format, this surely makes it a good Google Photos alternative. Flickr being Social media platform for Photos and Videos just like Instagram but it also allows you to store images privately. In case you want to have a Paid version of Flickr, the paid version or Flickr Pro has unlimited storage for $7 per month considerably is a good deal.
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