This is a popular topic for CTL subscribers since the majority of photos are now taken with a smartphone. Most smartphone have 16-32gb of storage and you can easily fill up most of that storage if you are regularly snapping photos. I use 3 redundant services.
- Google Photos -High quality unlimited storage – free – When Android 7 is released – unlimited storage
- Amazon Photos – orignial quality – unlimited storage $99 per year with other services
- Flickr $24 per year for the pro version.
The real question is which service to you feel most comfortable. Google Photos is my first choice since it has the easiest photo editing element. Good article below.
The best way to back up your Android Photos
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
Sherwood Oregon 2006
Olivia at Rockaway Beach 2004
Flick.com is my goto choice for cloud photo storage and community. You get a terabyte of free storage. A great deal. I downloaded some photos which had more than 200 views and used Screenflow to make a short video. Enjoy.
Several times a week I look at photos from my Flickr Friends. A very talented group of photographers. Below is a 90 second Youtube video of some of their photos. Enjoy!
So last year I realized that less than 1% of the photos I snapped that were posted to Flickr were pictures of me. You can see that post here.
This year I have even less pictures of me so for my family and friends the video below are some photos of me. BTW, Flickr is a great way to track your photos.
Google Photos recently updated its desktop,Android and IOS app. Google Photos is easier to use, has more capabilities and offers almost unlimited storage via Google Drive. A slight advantage over the IOS(Apple) app where you pay for storage over 5gb on iCloud. By no means is Google Photos a professional editor but for the casual Smartphone user this is a pleasant addition. The desktop version allow you to upload photos from your hard drives and sd cards.
I have two other redundant but very useful backup services. When I take a photo on my smartphone it automatically backs up to Flickr and Amazon Photos.