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I jumped with joy after reading Cody’s coverage of Google Photos. I mean, who wouldn’t want a sleek photo service across iOS, Android and the web that came with truly unlimited storage, right?

Here’s an iCloud Photo Library user who’s been paying Apple happily 99 cents month-to-month for the privilege of using a meager twenty gigabytes of iCloud storage.

But I have a confession to make: I need way more storage for all my photos and am reluctant to fork out five bucks a month in exchange for just 200 gigs of iCloud storage.

Having said that, before you ditch Apple’s iCloud Photo Library solution for Google Photos, here are a few facts Google didn’t emphasize enough that you should consider.

People who download the app on their iPhone will be faced with this basic choice in terms of storage size and photo quality:

  • High Quality: takes advantage of unlimited storage but downscales photos to 16MP and re-encodes videos to 1080p.
  • Original Quality: Stores all your photos and videos exactly as you captured them. The trade off: no longer do you get unlimited free storage but only fifteen gigabytes of free storage available in your Google Account and shared with other services like Drive and Gmail.

With iCloud Photo Library, you have two choices:

  • Store full-resolution photos and videos on your device.
  • Store versions of photos and videos on your device downscaled to its resolution.

The big difference here is that iCloud Photo Library automatically keeps all your photos and videos in the original, high-resolution version backed up in the cloud.

Again, the free unlimited tier in Google Photos downscales your photos and videos, unless you find the basic 15GB free tier sufficient for your photo needs, or bite the bullet and purchase storage upgrades to store photos in their full resolution.

Here’s what Google Photos FAQ has to say about this:

High Quality

  • Unlimited free storage
  • Regular cameras: Recommended for phones or point-and-shoot cameras that are 16 megapixels (MP) or less.
  • Uses: Good for typical printing and sharing.
  • Size: Save high-quality photos and videos while reducing size.

Original Quality

  • Limited free storage: Uses your Google Account’s 15 GB of free storage. Check my storage
  • DSLR cameras: Recommended if you take photos with a DSLR camera and want to maintain the exact original quality.
  • Uses: Recommended for printing large banners or to store your original files.
  • Size: Store your photos and videos exactly as you captured them.

In addition to the aforementioned differences, the following limitations apply to Google Photos, regardless of your chosen quality setting:

  • Photos must not exceed 75 MB or 100 megapixels.
  • Videos must not exceed 10 GB.

Moreover, choosing High Quality and backing up a high-resolution video to Google Photos yields the following:

  • If the video is 1080p or less, your stored video will look close to the original.
  • If the video is higher than 1080p, then it will be reduced to high-definition 1080p.

How exactly does High Quality reduce media size?

For starters, images larger than sixteen megapixels get downscaled to sixteen megapixels. “If the camera takes photos with a resolution higher than 16 MP, then photos will be downsized to 16 MP,” the FAQ states.

That caveat may not be of great concern to folks interested in using Google Photos as a backup archive of photos taken with their iPhone.

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“Most phone cameras are less than 16 megapixels (such as the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy phones), so most stored photos will essentially look the same if you choose High quality,” read the fine print.

If you’re anything like me, the “essentially look the same” just won’t cut it.

So what if I can “print good-quality 16 MP photos in sizes up to 24 inches x 16 inches, which is larger than typical printing sizes” if the unlimited tier won’t store my originals in the cloud without rescaling them?

If you own a DSLR—or have a smartphone with a crazy good camera that has more than sixteen megapixels—you probably want to maintain the exact original quality of your snaps, right?

Google Photos will do that, but at a price.

You’ll have to upgrade your storage once you fill up that 15GB free bucket, and you know you will. I’m sorry if that’s not what you wanted to hear, but neither did I.

I should mention that Google’s storage upgrades are priced really aggressively. AS a rule of thumb, you’ll generally get more gigs per buck than with Dropbox, Apple’s iCloud and similar cloud-storage services.

Google Storage prices

For instances, upgrading your Apple account to 20GB/200GB/500GB/1TB of iCloud storage will set you back $0.99/$3.99/$9.99/$19.99 per month, respectively. If you waved off these prices as too high, you’d be (mostly) right.

So not only does the free Google tier come with three times the iCloud storage (15GB vs 5G), but bumping it up to a whopping 1TB of storage costs half as much. Moreover, Google sells 10TB/20TB/30TB tiers respectively for $99/$199.99/$299.99 per month.

Apple does not offer anything beyond 1TB.

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Google’s service also supports more file types than Apple’s.

With Google Photos, the following media file types can be backed up:

  • Photo: JPEG, WEBP, GIF, CRW, CR2, NEF, DNG, ORF, RAF, ARW, PEF, SRW, RW2, BMP, ICO and TIFF.
  • Video: MPG, MOD, MMV, TOD, WMV, ASF, AVI, DIVX, MOV, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, MP4, M2T, M2TS, MTS and MKV.

iCloud Photo Library accepts the following file types:

  • Photo: JPEG, RAW, PNG, GIF and TIFF.
  • Video: only MP4 is accepted

I’d be first to admit that iCloud Photo Library needs work.

It can be slow at times, there are no advanced feature and Apple has created it as a way to push you into buying their overpriced iCloud storage upgrades. But I think iCloud Photo Library still a better value for money in the long run than Google Photos.

This isn’t saying I’m not yearning for a better iCloud.

Quite the contrary, Apple shouldn’t be such a cheapskate. If you ask me, the company should either bump up that laughable 5GB free storage tier to at least fifteen gigs (preferably more) or match your device’s on-board storage with a free iCloud upgrade.

Bought a 64GB iPhone? Boom, here’s your free 64GB iCloud upgrade.

Already have a 64GB iPhone and just bought a 128GB iPad? No problem, here’s your 128GB free iCloud upgrade—on top of that 64GB one!

It would be a fair and reasonable thing to do as Apple would let everyone back up their devices in the cloud without running out of cloud storage space.

At first, I was totally ecstatic about today’s announcement.

On second thought—especially after scrutinizing the Google Photos FAQ—no longer will I be canceling my $0.99 per month 20GB iCloud tier and ditching iCloud Photo Library for Google Photos.

I’d rather pay Apple a few bucks per month to be able to store my photos and videos in their original resolution than take Google’s “unlimited” offer at face value and let Google Photos downscale and recompress my high-res DSLR snaps.

How about you?

Source: Google, Google Photos FAQ, Google Photos app

  • Mr.Coolfreak

    This is an edge case, most people take pics with their smartphones and those pictures are no where close to 16 mp. Google photos is a great option for the majority of the people, and still great for those people who have dslr quality pics because Google photos is still cheaper than iCloud photo library

    • Exactly. The Google Photo’s plans are for “normal people” with normal phones and normal point’n’shoot cameras. For them? This is perfect! Professionals are going to better know and understand the differences and caveats of Google Photo’s and chose accordingly.

    • Kurt

      This is an app that will be downloaded on an iPhone that can only shoot 8mp. Good luck finding anyone on this site who would dare buy a camera that goes above the Apple approved 8mp lol

      • Vikram Ramnath

        After reading this post I really wanted to find the actual difference in quality between flickr and google photos. I uploaded the same image in both and downloaded them back. The information window in the left for the image from flickr and the image from google photos is on the right.

        The image is really compressed when uploaded to google photos.

  • locomambo

    same here who cares about resolution. im not going to print a picture 24×12 now 4×6 or 5×7 are the perfect sizes for the resolution for my 8mp iphone 6 plus..i cant wait for the service to become life at USA..

    • Seba

      U mean “live” in USA 😉

      • Norbi Whitney

        What if he wants it to become his way of being, his livelihood?

  • Valinor

    I still don’t trust google with anything.

    Anyways I dont trust any cloud with my photos and documents :p

    • Tdaniels

      Trust Google?
      Sorry but your “valuable” information isn’t as important as you think.

      Trust could services?
      Yea that one hard drive you have vs the multitude of those in cloud services, is more reliable.

      • mrgerbik

        doofus

      • Tdaniels

        lol….so enlightening….good one (NOT!) =)

      • Ramone

        How much money does Google make with the data it collects from its “users” (i.e. products)? Go ahead, look it up. Now look up the word “important”.

        Trust and reliable aren’t synonyms, btw.

      • Tdaniels

        That data isn’t specific, i.e. your name and size of underwear. It’s just a collection of past interests in the form of websites visited and links clicked. That’s not highly sensitive data, sorry but it just isn’t.

        Trusting that something is reliable makes them synonymous, in that regard 😉

      • Rowan09

        Sorry everyone’s information is very valuable hence Google wouldn’t even dare offer “free” services. If your information or anyone you know is not important make a list of email addresses and names and send them to me. Companies actually buys people’s data and Google was caught selling them before. Just like Apple didn’t want RadioShack to sell customers data to its new owners.

      • Tdaniels

        There are no companies that have sent me, or you, information via email because Google or Apple sold them your email address.

        “Valuable” information is different from that which is “private”. We try to equate the two as being to the same degree, but their not. Some things that are private are truly valuable, but usually that’s not the case, especially as it relates to Internet traffic.

      • Rowan09

        Groupon actually bought tons of users emails, etc and started their business on that model. Advertisement is the number 1 business in the world and once our eyes see something the job is done. Valuable information is any information that can be monetized and email addresses and names are easily monetized by Google.

      • Liz Branchout

        All you have to do is ignore advertisements and delete useless (read: ad) emails. I know this is controversial, but if you’re not doing anything suspicious on your computer, then you don’t need to be worried about anything. If you want free services, you won’t get it unless you give in somewhere.

  • Daniel Gonzoine Kim

    so if you have an iphone (less than 16 mp), backed up photos shouldn’t go through any changes, right? what is “essentially” mean? is that your wording or did they say that? i can’t get to the faq

    • Mr.Coolfreak

      I belive your iPhone photos will stay the same quality, Google said photos that are larger than 16 mp will “essentually” look the same

    • “Essentially the same” means nearly the same, but not quite the same as your originals in terms of image quality. they’re not downscaling iPhone photos to a lower resolution but are decompressing the JPGs for smaller file size. And I’m not fond of recompressing photos that have already been compressed with a file format tha isn’t non-lossless

      • sunfire7

        Exactly…. We need to know if the iPhone photos are re-compressed to achieve smaller filesize, if so, is a deal breaker

        I also like the system deep integration of icloud photos, using third party apps would drain more battery and will be limited

      • Garfield Allen

        Actually it will not… I have set up google photos on my relatives’ iPhones and they r all loving it more than apples photos alternative.

        What u should do is use it for urself… Use both simultaneously at first and c which is better.

        I guarantee u will realise that google photos is just way better in an overall sense

  • i m going for Google Photos as soon as app is available on appstore. Because i want the backup of my camera uploads only.

  • Jamessmooth

    Good piece. I’m just amazed how quickly storage has dropped in price.

  • Seba

    Great idea about iCloud storage upgrade based on the size of your iPhone/iPad. 64GB iPhone = 64GB free iCloud storage. That would be awesome! Apple should implement it ASAP 😉

  • Sofakingstepwit

    As a guy who anxiously waited for the new Photos app since its WWDC 2014 announcement and then as a guy who is in the process of totally committing to the Photos app now, this announcement gives me hope that Apple will be forced to lower their storage prices. I absolutely love the Photos app. It’s not perfect, it’s sometimes slow to upload new photos and lacks some features but the base is there and it’s very solid. Having all of my photos on all of my devices is great. Having a native Mac app is also great. Having native resolution on my 70d is great.

  • Barry Becker

    It really surprises me how many people don’t know how to properly use iCloud photo. iCloud Photo Library was meant as a back up of the camera roll until you have time to move your photos to albums. Which little secret here is to put them into shared albums and delete them from camera roll (which don’t have to be shared with anyone) and you have your FREE and UNLIMITED storage of all your photos. I have over a 1000 photos on shared albums and not one takes up my iCloud Drive space.

    • sunfire7

      It really surprises me as well how many people Dont know how to properly use iCloud Photos, like you lol. Photos stored into shared albums are scaled down versions and recompressed for smaller filesize…. Shared albums are there to share not to archieve….

      So if you deleted the pic from your camera roll you lost the original and now you only have the low quality version of the shared album, which, could be just fine for you or the regular people but not for me and im sure many others

      • Matta Fakt

        Right. And anything that your iPhone loads, even if it’s “stored in the cloud” and not locally, is still going to get saved to your device somewhere in the file system, thus taking up space again. Only difference is that you can’t delete that stuff without restoring your phone. That’s where all that yellow “other” storage comes from when you look at your phone’s capacity in iTunes. This makes the iCloud Photo Library trick an even worse choice than just leaving the pictures on your phone. Personally, I just transfer pictures to my Mac a few times a week and delete them off the phone. Still don’t use iCloud Photo Library. The camera roll is included in my device backup so there are no worries. I like it this way.

      • sunfire7

        When iCloud Photo Library is enabled, and optimize space mode is ON, thumbnails of all your photos are downloaded to your phone, (taking few mb of space). When you select a photo it downloads original and stores into phone, into an intelligent cache, and will remain there until space is needed and cache is empty or reduced, problem is in most cases people don’t reach the point of needed the space and cache is there taking space. I agree there should be a MANUAL delete “others” option.

      • Jan Minařík

        And when you use this optimized space and then backup your photos to Google photos, will google save the optimizied versions or the original full sized versions which are in the icloud? Thanks.

  • Rowan09

    Anything “free” will always have its loopholes. I have 50 GB of Mega free, 1TB Flickr and 200Gb iCloud, I’m good.

    • Ramone

      “Free” = trading data for services

    • iiku

      flicker is right here for years. i don’t understand what’s the deal with google photos.

  • Tyler Smith

    if this will backup all the photos and screenshots on my phone i am in..

  • pocht

    I have just uploaded some photos on google plus and compared it with the originals. The file size is more or less half the original. I zoomed in the photos and, honestly, I didn’t find any diference between them

    • sunfire7

      Is impossible to be the same quality in less than half the size, but is true that the perceptible quality difference in most cases is null, except if you plan to print it

  • Kr00

    I wouldn’t trust Google to feed my goldfish let alone handling my personal data.

    • Cory

      Troll

      • Kr00

        Says the pot! Ha ha.

      • Cory

        I pity you

  • Danny Téllez

    I have an iPhone 6 and this will suffice. I just hope it doesn’t have the same problem as google plus where you have to leave the app open to let it finish uploading.

    • Tyler Smith

      using it now. it does not have to be open

      • Danny Téllez

        How about 60fps video? I know Google plus wouldn’t upload those.

      • Tyler Smith

        That I can’t tell you as I dont shoot videos really

      • Mr.Coolfreak

        Yes, it does upload videos. I tried slo mo

      • sunfire7

        Battery hog? Or not… You have to open it from time to time or si it really automatic?

      • Tyler Smith

        Not really it just keeps downloading them through the 10 min background period that an app stays “open” could use infinity task though

    • Siralf

      Got to this article trying to find out why, but my 60fps 1080p videos made with my iPhone 6 Plus do not play in 60fps if they have been stored in Google Photos, not even downloading. I downloaded the same video from iCloud and Google Photos and iCloud, although playing it from the browser does not reproduce them in 60fps, when download they play it perfectly, like in the iPhone.

  • Jose Gonzalez

    Loving iCloud Photo Library so far! I don’t mind paying 3.99 a month to have ALL my photos and videos that I’ve had since ’09 till now with me everywhere and anywhere. Everything stored original on my Mac and optimized on all my other devices. 74GB+ of media and only taking up 3GB on my 16GB IPhone. Love it!

    • sunfire7

      My case as well, iCloud photo is great. Apple could reduce prices tho..

  • Marouf

    So iPhone photos will stay the same?

  • Arnold Jerome

    Since this is a website about apple products & the iPhone nd what not, I’m sure almost any review you guys do or done are going to have a bias towards Apple anyways lol

    • sunfire7

      The article says the truth and its everyone choice

    • Rowan09

      Can’t argue facts as Sunfire said.

  • Vanasian

    Is there any way to delete a photo from google photos but keep the one on iPhone? Every time I delete a photo from it and it deletes the one on iPhone as well..

    • Ramone

      Deleting your photos, or anything, you “share” with Google? lol

      You must be a newcomer on this planet.

  • babiloe

    Any info on fps video? Did they re encode to vp8 codec?

    I have 120fps camera smartphone slowmo too.
    Still free is good, unlimited is very good.
    With Video can be greater than 1gb that’s super cool. I have limitations on free mega cloud. Maybe with this I can save all br rip videos

  • Rook HD

    This service is supposed to use for a mobile device. If you have an iphone, no need to think. Download this app and use it asap. It’s gonna take a loooooooong time for Apple to bump resolution to 16 MP lol.

    • Ramone

      “If you have an iphone, no need to think. Download this app and use it asap”

      Speak for yourself, buddy.

    • Nick Vog

      lol heck my original droid sitting in a drawer 3 phones ago matches iphone specs . My new s6 has a 16mp camera

  • Elias

    I think I’ll just use Flickr instead.

    • gcfio

      flickr doesn’t upload your videos automatically

  • Ramone

    Apple has its faults (e.g. locked down iOS, increasingly poor QC) but it is still primarily a consumer company and its data mining operations are limited.

    Google will of course be cataloging, saving and monetizing data related to the images you upload. That’s the price of “free” and many people will go for it without a second thought and upload their personal photos to Google’s servers where they no longer have any control over them.

    If people knew exactly how much data Google, Facebook etc. collect (and if the collection methods were more overt) they might think twice about “sharing” everything no matter how personal with their new digital overlords.

  • Tim

    Other fine print lets us know that you also license Google to use your uploaded photos for anything.

    • CantStopTheTMob

      Where is this other fine print? Can you link to it? If this is the case, I’ll go with iCloud instead.

  • Chris Prakoso

    Ah, so this doesn’t concern me, as I’m only a mobile photographer 🙂

  • ck125

    Last I checked no iPhone shoots pics even close to 16 mp…

    • Nick Vog

      agreed….however my galaxy s6….shoots at 16mp

  • JT

    Totally, how is this even a question for 99% of people? Google is providing a superior service, so they’ll have my pics until someone else brings the heat with a new option.

  • Lizmay

    Have to laugh at googles ad. It has all the stereotypes of young people. The bearded hipster, the asian girl, the obligatory in your face black guy, the girl with the big glasses and of course the mixed bag of races in the background. As for the new photo thing…it’s by google so its evil. Use Flickr, it has 1 TB free and a great layout. Fantastic photo editing tools and much more. Again…stay away from google, it’s a stain on your computer and the net.

    • Nick Vog

      or not…..we use google classroom and it’s quietly created a teaching revolution

  • Tim Harper

    Idrive online, anyone? Unlimited lifetime (five devices total) cloud backup for a one time price of ten bucks. Use Google to share photos, but keep your full quality images backed up. I don’t know if it’s for iOS or not though.

  • Justin Stein

    Jeff, It might be worth noting that you could set different devices to upload at different qualities. As far as I can tell, if you imported all of your DSLR/high quality pictures to a folder on your PC/Mac, you could download the photos uploader app and set the quality of those pictures to original, whereas on a smartphone you could set it to high. I think this is a huge advantage over iCloud Photo Library, as people with DSLRs often import pictures from their memory card to their computers anyway.

  • Tuvatech

    ”Bought a 64GB iPhone? Boom, here’s your free 64GB iCloud upgrade.

    Already have a 64GB iPhone and just bought a 128GB iPad? No problem, here’s your 128GB free iCloud upgrade—on top of that 64GB one!”

    Exactly! I’ve been saying the exact same thing for the past 2 years.

  • Jaymes Poudrier

    Data is Googles money maker. It’s not going to sell that private information to anyone. It will however use that data to sell you things through their services. It’s no different than Apple on the face of it. Apple is collecting tons of data on its users and providing it as anonymous data to third parties. Same principle. Chances are they’d rather have companies subscribed into their tools based on their data set than give up the data set where it can be replicated and shared between organizations.

  • AStarbucks

    What a stupid article by a stupid writer! Your comparison shows clearly that if u want original unaltered photo storage, Google offers way more storage capacity per dollar, way more features, way more format options, way more speed etc.

    U get 3 times more free storage space (15 GB vs 5 GB) to store original unaltered photos too. Which somehow u fail to comprehend is almost as much as the 20 GB that u hv to pay to get on your i-Crap service.

    Yet u stupidly came out with one flippant loony unsubstantiated statement that the i-Crap service is better value?!?

    If u insist on paying for anything, just switch to Google’s paid services & spare us the drivel.

    After that then try to wrap your brain around what free-unlimited-storage-for-everything-else-up-to-16 megapixel-photos means. U can’t even tell the difference!

  • Kevin Ramsay

    what a strange sign off to the article – he’d rather pay Apple 99 cent per month? The article even states that Google only downsize photo’s if you select that option – and 99 cents for 20GB vs $1.99 for 100GB? It still doesn’t make financial sense to pay for icloud. if you’re happy to pay, why pay more and get less? With Google storage you can keep resolution exactly the same and get more for less…..

  • Lloyd Spencer

    I am so happy with Google Photos. I have been able to back up my phone, laptop and other storage devices. I don’t have any camera that takes 16 MP so I’m really happy with the unlimited storage. I finally have room on my phone, as I hated not having easy access to important pics. The search feature is amazing. I searched “orange” and got pics with predominantly orange features. I searched ” construction” and got results of building projects I am overseeing. Really cool.

  • Joshua Perkins

    But I think iCloud Photo Library [is] still a better value for money in the long run than Google Photos.

    Based on what? You’ve just said that Google offers more free storage, lower prices on paid storage, more paid storage tiers, and more file types than iCloud; how is Google not a better value?

    I’d rather pay Apple a few bucks per month to be able to store my photos and videos in their original resolution than take Google’s “unlimited” offer at face value and let Google Photos downscale and recompress my high-res DSLR snaps.

    You are forgetting the best option: paying Google fewer bucks per month to store your original-resolution files. The only reason I could see for staying with iCloud is if you need more than 15 GB of storage but less than 20 GB, and can’t afford to pay an extra $1 per month for 100 GB.

  • Gary Verderamo

    “If you own a DSLR—or have a smartphone with a crazy good camera that has more than sixteen megapixels—you probably want to maintain the exact original quality of your snaps, right?
    Google Photos will do that, but at a price.”

    Well, I upgraded my Google Storage already, but not for this reason. However, HOW DO I SET IT TO ORIGINAL QUALITY?

  • DessicatorX

    Christian, you did not even mention the most important part of what Google lacks. Google has no way to print your photos.

  • PicBackMan

    Considering that most of the people take pictures with their smartphones (which is usually below 16 MP), Google Photos is a good option to store and backup your device photos and videos.

  • An typing this many months later, (Dec 7 2015) and despite Google claiming that photos and videos uploaded in the Original Quality mode will be kept at original size. I can confirm that Google are telling porkies, and this poses a serious risk to your content. My photos (taken on the outstanding Galaxy Note 4) have been shrunk hugely, such that there MUST be a large amount of loss of quality. The videos, all of which were shot in 4K mode have been reduced to 1080P and it looks terrible.

    I recently closed my 1TB dropbox account, liking Google’s extensive use of AI driven image recognition to do a lot of clever things with uploaded images (such as allowing text search across images using OCR technology) etc. I now regret that because Dropbox simply replicate your desktop, not convert to a new format or use any form of data degradation technology.

    Because Google Photos has the option to clear your phone of content that has been uploaded to Google Photos, I have now ‘LOST’ photos and video so to speak, because the originals on my phone have been erased and are now only available in lower quality on GP. I take most photos to archive family and work history, so want them kept in original format.

    I have no idea why Google are doing this, it makes no sense at all. Don’t they have any vision or common sense to see that the future will be 4K and even 8K, with people using 4K and 8K monitors and displays to view family images and video? What where they thinking?

    BTW, am paying for my Google storage, so this is not a case of expecting something for nothing.

  • Harold Melvin

    After reading this article ur choice to stick with icloud is stupid.

  • sswam

    Most cameras exaggerate their resolution. If you zoom into an image, it becomes horribly dithered and blurry. This makes it more difficult to compress the images. An honest camera would downsample the image until it has sensible continuous colours, rather than a dithered mess of pixels. But consumers are stupid, and buy the gadget with the largest “mega pixels” regardless of actual image quality.

    Anyway, I am going to start using Google Photos to backup my family photos and videos.

  • I have my iPhone Photos settings set to “Optimize iPhone Storage”. My question is, does Google Photos for iOS, go retrieve the originals in iCloud, if they’re not stored on my iPhone? There are undoubtedly many photos in my iPhone Photos app that are not originals, but it’s not clear to me if Google Photos goes off and retrieves the originals.

  • vinas03

    Switched and now using Google photos to push up everything at High Quality including my professional DLSR. Honestly people prefer the smaller files sizes when I share the DSLR photo libraries with them. Works well, scaringly well. Cudos to Google for nailing this one.

  • Olsen

    Don’t really see how the iCloud is so much better? Only if you’re willing to pay $1 per month and need 16-20GB, Apple is better. But if needing more or less than that, Google will keep original quality as well and is much more flexible and faster it says…

  • Have you ever lost a lifetime worth of images due to something outside of your control? Probably not.