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Google's new Photos service offers unlimited storage for free!

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 30 May 2015 11:52 User comments (3)

Google's new Photos service offers unlimited storage for free! Google's one of the biggest announcements at Google I/O was the new photo cloud service that it calls Photos ‐ naturally. The service to replace the mess that is Google+ photos and Picasa offers unlimited storage for free. Can't beat that, right?
Google's offering is very compelling. Photos is said to work on "all devices" and offers storage for personal photos and videos for free. There is no limit in quantity but quality is limited to 16 megapixels in still photos and Full HD in videos.

Google did say that the compression it uses to reduce file size retains the picture quality almost identical. For original pictures Google offers 15 gigabytes of Drive space for free.

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3 user comments

131.5.2015 17:48

This sounds interesting.


Now the rant.
"Google's one of the biggest announcements at Google I/O was the new photo cloud service that it calls Photos ‐ naturally."

This is improper wording. It should read either:

"One of Google's biggest announcements at Google I/O was the new photo cloud service that it calls Photos ‐ naturally."

Or:

"One of the biggest announcements by Google at Google I/O was the new photo cloud service that it calls Photos ‐ naturally."


Please correct.

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The Syntax Socialist

21.6.2015 22:11

I wouldn't even consider it for anything that I wouldn't happily post in public for all (even identity thieves) to see...but it might be a boon for forums. What is worse than having to login to some crummy third party site to see images in a thread? Those images being gone due to the service deleting them after a given amount of time, or refusing to show them because too many other people have seen them this week.



326.6.2015 23:33

I have always been skeptical of anything cloud based! It is very hard for me to trust having my files, music or memories in "the cloud" no matter what company offers it! Besides, I protect my data as good, if not better than, any of them!

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