Google Photo, now unlimited photo storage

Discussion in 'Travel Technology' started by edekba, May 28, 2015.  |  Print Topic

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What online service do you use to primarily backup your photos while traveling?

  1. Google

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  2. dropbox

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    25.0%
  3. oneDrive

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    12.5%
  4. copy

    2 vote(s)
    25.0%
  5. box.net

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  6. other

    2 vote(s)
    25.0%
  7. none

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    12.5%
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  1. edekba

    edekba Gold Member

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    http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/picture-this-fresh-approach-to-photos.html

    This to me is a game changer. I used to back up my photos online on whatever platform I had the most unused storage on, and chronologically it went something like google->dropbox->box.net->copy->onedrive.

    Now with Google announcing they're allowing unlimited photo storage (up to 16MP, and none of my cameras are more than that) I think they just shook up the entire landscape. Dropbox/oneDrive/Copy all use (in one form or another) photo storage as a hook to get users to pay for more space. (Carousel from dropbox, automatic photo backup from everyone, etc.)

    Only caveat is I guess now Google has even more of your information that they can use to profit from you...

    Thoughts?
     
  2. uggboy
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    uggboy Gold Member

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    Flickr :)
     
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  3. edekba

    edekba Gold Member

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    I thought about Flickr + Amazon Prime Photos ... after i posted my Original post. both offer unlimited photo storage as well ...
     
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  4. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Pffft. Just when I was going to order a 24 MP D7200 :)

    Then again, I am not convinced that I really want Google's neural network analyze and classify all my photos. "Free" comes at a cost.
     
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  5. mattsteg
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    Backing up to the cloud while traveling is not especially feasible. Also 36mp raws are over the limit and I'd rather not give google the data.
     
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    I like Flickr 's 1Tb of space for now. Google as such knows your movements better than all three lettered agencies combined, once you are seduced by the android-is-free smartphone mantra.
     
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    I like how Google automatically creates the stories. I'm only using it for backing up but it's nice to look at the stories afterwards.
     
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