Internet users are not lost for services that automatically back up photos and provide access to them on any device. There are Dropbox, OneDrive, Amazon Photos and iCloud, just to begin. But Google Photos has grown rapidly since its launch in 2015.
Google Photos really offers unlimited backup of all photos (and videos) you take. Every. For free. The asset: images must be less than 16 megapixels to qualify for unlimited storage. You can upload larger images, but Google converts them to the flight to 16 megapixels (and downgrades monitor over 1080p), with your permission. Because even the highest end iPhone today has a 12MP camera, you won't lose any quality anywhere.
If you upload images with their original size and quality, they count towards your assigned 15GB free online storage with Google, shared with Gmail, Google Drive, and other Google services.
Google Photos emerged by saving the best part of the social social network Google+ that nobody wanted to use – photo storage and sharing. Google Photos also replaced our previous Editors & nbsp; Choice photo program Picasa, the desktop application that Google acquired in 2004. You can still use the Picasa desktop software, but it will never be an update. It's time to let it go.
To be honest, you will not miss it if you are willing to leave the desktop program behind. Google Photos was built from get-go for use on mobile devices via apps (iOS and Android) and on the web. For IOS users, it also supports Live Photos.
And did we mention unlimited storage space? As long as Google doesn't pull a Flickr and goes back to that promise, Google Photos is the best place to store, edit, tweak and share a large amount of images online. Plus it adds new features sometimes. Read on for all the little tricks that allow you to get the most out of your photos on Google Photos.