5 Google Photos Alternatives You Can Try For Free Storage

Many people used the Google Photos service which until now offered unlimited free photo downloads. But as of today, this offer is over and you will only have to manage the allocated 15GB free quota, which will also contain your Gmail data and other files. In such a case, it is obvious that your Photos storage will fill up faster and Google will ask you to purchase its Google One storage plans. If you don't want to go for that, here are some alternatives to Google Photos that also offer free storage for your memories.

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Alternatives to Google Photos

Not all other cloud services that offer storage plans are completely free, either. But you can create a free account on them and use some of their free storage space to back up your photos online. Here are the top 5 of these alternatives!

1. Photos from Amazon

Amazon Photos offers unlimited photo storage for Prime members and non-Prime users get free 5GB storage for photos and videos. You are probably aware that Amazon Prime membership starts at Rs. 999 per year, but to note, you will get a lot of other benefits as well. As a reminder, the Prime subscription includes Prime Video, free shipping, Amazon Music, etc.

Notes: You get unlimited photo storage with the Prime plan, but only 5GB for videos.

Features:

  • It automatically saves the photos to save them to your phone and thus frees up space.
  • The service backs up your photos and videos securely with Amazon Web Services.
  • You can easily share photos and albums via SMS, email and other apps.
  • Plus, you can access your photos on Fire TV, PC, or Echo Show. Prime members can also search for photos using keywords such as location.

Plan costs: Amazon Photos is included with the Amazon Prime subscription. If an unprivileged user wants to use the photos service only, it costs $ 1,99 (around Rs 150) per month for 100 GB.

2. Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive is probably the best alternative to Google Photos because of its services. OneDrive offers free storage up to 5 GB. But its plans are more useful because, alongside driving plans, Microsoft also gives users access to a host of its other services.

Features:

  • You can browse all your OneDrive files and shared files in one place.
  • It automatically uploads photos and videos to your account using backup.
  • You can also open your OneDrive files in other apps, including Microsoft Office apps.
  • It offers gallery view for photos and you can also search your files and folders.
  • Other features include automatic tagging of images, sharing, moving, deleting and renaming files, and creating new folders.

Plan costs: The Microsoft OneDrive plan starts at Rs 130 per month for 100 GB storage and goes up to Rs 650 per month for a 2 TB plan. If you want to go for the Family plan for other members of your family, it costs Rs 6 per year.

3. Apple Photos (iCloud)

If you are an iPhone user, Apple Photos is the best Google Photos alternative for you. The best part of this is that Apple offers seamless integration into its ecosystem. In addition, the service offers powerful AI features and amazing editing tools. The service offers up to 5 GB of storage for free. But the downside is that it doesn't work with Android.

Cost of the plan: ICloud plans start at Rs 75 for 50 GB and go up to Rs 749 for 2 TB storage. If you also want to use other services from Apple, you can go for Apple One which costs Rs 195 per month and offers 50 GB of iCloud storage.

4. Flickr

Flickr is another alternative that you can try if you find Google's plans to be expensive. At a much lower cost than Google's highest 2TB plan, you can get true unlimited storage with Flickr. Plus, where Google's unlimited storage plan can only store photos up to 16MP, Flickr stores them at full resolution.

Features:

  • You get private and public galleries and groups. You can comment on other people's photos and share them.
  • Flickr is also home to billions of photos from passionate photographers who you can interact with through groups.
  • It offers easy photo organization and sharing. You can browse, select and organize hundreds of photos with a single tap and share them in seconds.
  • On Flickr, you can also edit your photos, add filters, crop them, and more!

Cost of packages: Flickr's monthly storage plan starts at $ 7,99 (approx Rs 580) and the annual plan costs $ 71,88 (Rs 5 approx) and offers unlimited storage. It also offers discounts on photo software, including a two-month free subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography.

5. Drop box

Dropbox is another cloud storage platform that offers 2TB free storage to everyone and there are paid plans as well. The service also offers features like passwords and DropBox transfers. You can sign up for your free trial of Dropbox Plus and get 2TB of storage space.

Features:

  • It automatically uploads videos and photos from your camera roll to cloud storage in the background.
  • You can access your account files even offline and preview different types of files without any software.
  • It also offers easy sharing of photos and videos and you can even send large files by copying a link. You can share this link with anyone, even if they don't use Dropbox.
  • You can also scan documents, receipts, photos using its mobile app and convert them to PDF, so you can view them anywhere.
  • You can also sync files from your PC to Dropbox using Computer Backup. It also allows you to recover older or deleted files with File Recovery.

Cost of packages: The storage plan starts at $ 9,99 (around Rs 730).

These were Google Photos alternatives that you can try if you don't want to run out of storage space and buy Google One plans. Tell us in the comments below which app or cloud service do you use for storing your photos.

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