You have 10 seconds to find a photo of your dog on a beach in 2008

Can you do it? If you have your Smartphone and your Flickr app than you probably can accomplish that request.  I average about 200 photos shot on my smartphone a month. Now that I have no limits on storage I sometimes edit a photo and keep 5 versions of that photo.

Google will soon announce that you will have unlimited free storage ( in your original format ) for all your photos and videos. Amazon Prime Photo already offers unlimited storage for your photos.

I’m old enough to remember shooting photos on a film camera. Storing the prints in a shoebox and then never able to retrieve a photo that was more than 3 years old.

Run, don’t walk and get one of the 3 unlimited photo storage program/apps.

  • Flickr – 1 tb (500,000 photos) free
  • Google Photos – unlimited storage free
  • Amazon Prime Photos – unlimited storage ( $99 per year but includes other valuable services)

Oregon Flowers 2001

Oregon Flowers 2007

Cockatoo 2003

Cockatoo 2003

Sherwood Oregon 2006

sherwood fall 206

Olivia at Rockaway Beach 2004

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Smartphone Photo And Editing Course – May 9, 2016

Are you fumbling with your Smartphone Camera and you missed a great photo. On May 9th you will learn how to better use your camera and create fantastic movies. The course information is here. The class is limited to six students.

The picture below was captured on my Nexus 6 and edited with Google Photos. The movie was created from past smartphone photos.

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Several Things You May Not Know Google Photos Can Do

I now take 100% of my photos with my Nexus 6 Smartphone. I sold my Canon DSLR last year. Having a Smartphone for your photos has the following advantages:

  • Always available in your pocket or purse
  • Tap to focus
  • Geo tagging- always know where your pictures were taken
  • HDR (High Dyanamic Range) for taking photos in the dark
  • Instant sharing with friends and family

Google photos is now my app of choice because of the following:

  • Search for people place and things. I can find all my grandson pics in two clicks
  • Automatic backup to the Google Cloud thus saving valuable memory storage
  • Fastest and simplest photo editing usually 3-4 clicks for great results
  • Show photos from your Smartphone with Chromecast
  • Create shared albums with 2 clicks
  • Create movies and collages with 2 clicks
  • Select multiple photos with a single click

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