After quite few attempts at photo-related services, Google has finally nailed it with its simply-named Google Photos app. Designed to be a centralized photo service that serves all your photo backup needs, the app simply saves every photo on your smartphone to the cloud and creates a searchable database for ease of use.
In the free tier, Google lets you backup unlimited photos in high-resolution (up to 16MP) and these photos are then available to you on any device! If you are a serious photographer that needs every pixel of resolution from your DSLR, Google offers paid storage too. However, for the regular user, this app offers a simple, low-key way of saving all photos at no cost.
Over the past few months, Google has added some new features such as Shared Albums – to share a selection of photos from that trip with your friends and family, auto-created albums and auto-enhanced images, Chromecast support – to cast your photos and videos from your smartphone or PC to your big screen TVs and Labels – for when you actually want to tag some photos in a certain way.
All put together, Google Photos is the best photo backup solution on the market today because of it’s simple, no-hassles approach, it’s extensive search capabilities and because it’s free for regular users like you and me!
Here are links to the web portal and the app…