Storage App for Photos - Recommendation

Hi All,

Wondering which apps you all use to store photos in cloud ? I use a Note 10 plus and one drive to store photos which has reached it capacity.. additional storage of 100GB is cheap but not enough and next one up is expensive.

Looking for recommendations where i can store photos in the cloud and it doesnt cost be a bomb !

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    Google Photos* is great, with it's ability to identify faces, things.

    *Not sure how much bombs cost

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    with google photos looking to stop offering free storage, what are people moving to?

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      I've decided to pay in June. I could move to OneDrive but when I tested that I wanted Google features and the sync was buggy for me

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      I moved everything in my Google Workspace. $18 / month and I get 2Tb.

      Some of my friends now use the following
      - Office365 Family and each member gets 1Tb of storage.
      - Apple One Family, 200Gb each and you get other freebies.
      - NAS solution.
      - Flickr Pro

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      Buy a NAS.

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        How does NAS replicate the features of Google Photos?

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          he asked

          with google photos looking to stop offering free storage, what are people moving to?

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            @pharkurnell: with google photos looking to stop offering free storage, what are people moving to?

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              @onemufc: so people are moving to a NAS.
              Simples.

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                @pharkurnell: My original question still stands, NAS does not have features of Google Photos.

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                  @onemufc:

                  My original question still stands, NAS does not have features of Google Photos.

                  Original comment was asking what people were moving to with Google's pricing change to it's Photos service, not for a comparable service. If you are just using Google Photos for storage, then a "NAS" is a suitable alternative.

                  Also saying that "NAS does not have features of Google Photos" is technically incorrect as the lines between NAS and server get blurred. Synology in particular is getting less of a "NAS" and more of a "server", depending on how you define the terms.

                  Going by the classical definition of a "NAS", then if you want more of the features of Google Photos a "NAS" may not be a suitable alternative.

                  If you are interested in rolling your own "Google Photos", the Self-Hosted podcast has an episode where they talk about Google ending it's free unlimited storage and discuss some alternative, self-host-able options. (they also talk about self-hosted photo managers in this earlier episode). Some "NAS" products would be able use these (or have similar options), otherwise you may need to look at a "server".

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      Pay. Take advantage of Google rewards to pay for it

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    Full resolution or compressed? Easy access or dormant storage?

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    If for archiving, I use photosync (https://www.photosync-app.com/home.html) and a private VPS

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    Amazon Photos if you keep a Prime subscription active.

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      I thought this was US only for "free" unlimited photo storage.

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        Oh really?
        It was going to be my go to once the google storage offer expires.
        Looks like you're right going into the Amazon Photos App settings.

        This probably swings me to finally cough up for a NextCloud host and probably in doing so, switching to /e/ foundation's de-googled Android.
        I have an aim of extracting myself from Google as much as possible (Youtube and Maps/Android Auto will be my only exceptions) this year anyway and moving to Amazon was always kind of breaking that goal of minimizing my data exposure to big tech.

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    I resize to 2 MP and upload to Google drive as last backup and keep full resolution images in other backup formats.
    Now I only use HEIC when taking photos from phone and it saves a lot of storage space without sacrificing the quality.

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    I use the microsoft 365 family plan, can share with 6 people and gives 1tb per user.
    You can also get a good discount if your employer is on the microsoft home use program. Mine works out to about $90 a year