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Old 11-11-20, 12:56 PM
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Google Photos will end its free unlimited storage on June 1st, 2021

This sucks as I use Google photos on high to back up pictures. And 15gb gets used up quick.

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/11/...ds-15gb-ending
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Re: Google Photos will end its free unlimited storage on June 1st, 2021

Wow that really does suck. I use it also to back up all my vacation photos from over the years. And I take a lot of photos on my trips.

What's another alternative?
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Re: Google Photos will end its free unlimited storage on June 1st, 2021

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Wow that really does suck. I use it also to back up all my vacation photos from over the years. And I take a lot of photos on my trips.

What's another alternative?
If you have prime then Amazon photos is included and offers unlimited original photo storage.


there are other options discussed here

https://www.techradar.com/best/best-...s-and-pictures

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Re: Google Photos will end its free unlimited storage on June 1st, 2021

Yeah, I saw the email but didn't get a chance to read it yet. I mainly use the low-res setting as another backup. I backup about once a week using Windows Import, and also have a Drobo app that syncs to my drobo when on same wi-fi.
My favorite thing about Google pics is the search capability. And I like to see groups of pics put together in a show. But the facial recognition and searching for objects (water, grill, etc) works really well. I'll use it to find the date of pic I'm looking for then get it from the drobo if I want to use it for something.
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Re: Google Photos will end its free unlimited storage on June 1st, 2021

Originally Posted by D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB) View Post
If you have prime then Amazon photos is included and offers unlimited original photo storage.


there are other options discussed here

https://www.techradar.com/best/best-...s-and-pictures
The problem is, when will Prime pull the plug on their unlimited (I realize that it's a paid service but it's like a side benefit of a paid service).

My understanding is that any photos uploaded to google earlier than a certain point won't count against the cap (for now).
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Re: Google Photos will end its free unlimited storage on June 1st, 2021

Originally Posted by fujishig View Post
The problem is, when will Prime pull the plug on their unlimited (I realize that it's a paid service but it's like a side benefit of a paid service).

My understanding is that any photos uploaded to google earlier than a certain point won't count against the cap (for now).
yeah I certainly understand. Plus prime doesnít include unlimited video(only 5gb video). But of course Amazon may change their policy at any time. Which may happen especially if Google starts charging.

you are correct , pictures and video uploaded before the date will be grandfathered and wonít count towards the storage cap

bottom line , there isnít any option for reliable unlimited free backups

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