Many users are unhappy with Google's announcement that it will no longer offer unlimited free storage in Google Photos. Let's look at five alternatives.
The truth is that because most people have a Google Account, usually through Gmail, they also have free Google Photos. This was the trigger to use it immediately and easily, without the need to create a new account. But the Google's recent strategy change to reduce the space in Photos to 15 GB forced many to look for alternatives in Google Photos.
Google claims that most users will not reach the 15 GB limit in less than three years. While 15 GB is still generously free, and there are generally not many unlimited options available, if you're just tired of Google 's changing terms and you're ready to go ahead, look at some alternatives.
- Amazon Photos
The Amazon Photos is a great alternative to Google Photos. All users receive only 5 GB of free storage for photos and videos.
The MEGA is one of the lesser known alternatives to Google Photos, but it is an impressive platform. It is not specially designed for photos. Instead, it is more of a cloud storage and collaboration platform for individuals and businesses. However, it still works great for storing and accessing photos online.
Unfortunately, it does not have photo features, such as editing or sliding. You get 50 GB for free, which is more than 15 GB from Google.
The Mylio is one of the most unique alternatives to Google Photos, as you are not charged based on file size. Instead, the free service allows you to save and edit up to 25.000 photos. Unlike MEGA, Mylio has been created specifically for photos and also offers a wide range of editing tools.
4. iCloud and Apple One
We combine it iCloud and the Apple One as they are both Apple products and offer photo storage. However, each works a little differently.
ICloud has long been a popular alternative to Google Photos for Apple users. You only get 5 GB for free.
The OneDrive is Microsoft's cloud storage service. It is comparable to many other alternatives to Google Photos. It offers only 5 GB for free.
As with Google Photos, any of these services could change its terms at any time. Prices, limits and more could change. Alternatively, you can use a storage device connected to the network, like a NAS, to save and access your photos to third parties. The drive is stored in your home and you connect to it through an application. This provides local storage and gives you complete control over your photo storage.