We’re now previous Google Photos‘ all-important storage coverage change. If you’re a Google Photos consumer, your high-quality and express-quality images now rely in the direction of your free 15GB storage. If you transcend that, you’ll have to purchase extra storage within the kind of a Google One plan. A ballot beforehand performed on Android Authority steered that the majority of our readers don’t need to pay further for Google Photos storage.
So in mild of the brand new storage coverage change for the service, we thought of asking you if you’re sticking with Google Photos or switching to an alternate service. Right here’s how you voted in our ballot.
Are you staying with Google Photos or switching?
Google Photos has some actually nice options and can also be getting some helpful new ones now. That’s most likely why most of our readers who participated in our ballot — 52.2% — stated that they’d be sticking with Google Photos even after the storage coverage change.
About 27% of voters from a complete of 44,639 respondents in our ballot stated that they aren’t positive in the event that they’ll proceed utilizing Google Photos or change to a different service.
In the meantime, 20.4% of the ballot takers stated they’re undoubtedly shifting on to a different app, leaving Google Photos behind.
tw: Been paying for Google One for some time now, however not with my very own cash. Ever since Google set expiration dates on the Google rewards app. I’ve simply been utilizing the cash I make on that for Google One. Each month I make round $4 simply answering Google surveys.
The Jrdiver: Welcome to pixel land. I nonetheless have my free uploads for some time but on my 3xl, and my outdated og xl will be abused for that as nicely. I ought to add that I do have a Nas backup setup as nicely because it’s simpler to seize from the PC anyway, however images is good to have for looking for that one photograph.
David Hansen: Switching to Synology Moments. Actually, I’m placing all my stuff on Synology which is web dealing with with my very own area, and am setting it up with Mail Plus server, Synology Drive, and DS Audio as nicely.
Nguyễn Tri: I’m not pleased with the change however there’s no higher choices for good and handy photograph administration.
Massimiliano Rubino: I did change: Yandex images free limitless add of photos out of your telephone.
S Singh: Guys I’ve a 200GB plan with Google. Come on you guys spend quite a bit of cash on telephones. What’s the issue with a month-to-month fee to Google for house?
danwat1234: Acquired an outdated Pixel. I will switch my media from my main telephone to this for importing to Google images often.
Nenito: I’m staying. I just like the options and don’t have any downside paying for one thing I exploit. I received drained of utilizing arduous drives that age and want changing years in the past. I knew moving into that eventual Google would go down this line, and costs appear truthful sufficient.
Josh Daniels: Google Photos is nice. However one of the explanations I purchased a pixel telephone was free original-quality storage. Upgraded to a pixel 3a as a result of they promised it might proceed, however they modified their tune when the 4 got here out. Now it’s been downgraded to free high-quality storage. Sufficient with the lies. Fortunately I had already picked up a Nas for storage and backups in 2017. Simply shifting over. Permitting each till I exploit up the what? 17GB? The images I pulled (2016 to current) by way of takeouts have been 27GB.
tom4jean: I, thankfully, purchased 35 GB of storage for $5 a 12 months from Google a quantity of years again. They clearly don’t promote that plan anymore. So long as I don’t let the fee lapse, I get to maintain that plan indefinitely. I ended up simply shopping for a house NAS, possibly a bit costlier upfront, however over time will pay itself off and opens up extra choices for file storage and internet hosting media. To not point out full possession and management over my information.
Paul McMonagle: I waffle backwards and forwards. I’ve received images from 2008 ahead. I’ve migrated them from arduous copy to digital, then Google images, then begun the transfer to Amazon images. Nevertheless, Google Photos is far more user-friendly and has a extra intuitive and user-friendly cross-platform app (my youngsters are apple customers) for college. So what to do? I don’t know but, but it surely’s actually irritating. Amazon, Google, iPhone work collectively for the buyer!
kvols: Google has gotten right into a behavior of creating an excellent service, get you hooked, them kill the service, or at the least crippling. I actually loved Google Play Music, and wouldn’t hesitate to advocate it to anybody. YouTube Music, however, is so restricted and the combination with movies on YouTube is plainly silly and annoying. Google Photos was once an excellent service, easy to make use of, however each time I exploit it now, I’ve to seek for the place to seek out issues, simply to see it being modified in one other replace.
spacebar2011: It’s not an unfair deal in any respect IMO. It’s most likely the most effective cloud providing, app, and modifying instruments smart. Far superior to iCloud images no matter, OneDrive, or the rest I’ve tried. I’m speaking purely about images right here. The one different service that’s unbelievable worth is Amazon images included in Prime, free+limitless unique photograph information in just about any format, together with RAW information. The app kinda sucks, however I apply it to the desktop to auto-backup my complete pictures catalog.