Google Photos, iCloud, Flickr, OneDrive and Mega are some of the cloud photo storage services available on the Internet. With so many options, it is difficult to choose which one to use. Google has only relaunched photos, regardless of Google+, and with unlimited space. See who can compete with the research giant, which also offers Google Drive, in online storage.
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The photos, Google, win the shot of all competitors. The application has unlimited free storage for photos and videos with up to 16 megapixels or 1080p for users of Android and iOS applications and also for the desktop version with the web application. If the images are larger than that, the application compresses the photos and, according to the company, without loss of quality.
If you want to keep photos with original quality higher than these specifications, the limit drops to 15 Gb, but it is still quite satisfactory. In total, there are 33 types of photo and video files supported by the storage service, such as JPG, GIF, MPG, MOD and AVI, among others.
Flickr does not have unlimited storage, but it is close enough, since its capacity is up to 1 terabyte (1,000 GB). This results in more than half a million photos of 6.5 megapixels and can be sent from any device. In the recent update, Flickr left all the applications for Android, iOS and Apple TV as the web version (with the same appearance and functions).
The only disadvantage of the free version of Yahoo’s photo and video storage service is that it comes with ads. If you want to buy the free ad plan on your page, you will have to spend $ 5.99 (about $ 19.04) per month or $ 49.99 (about $ 158.87) per year. Flickr supports non-animated JPEG, GIF and PNG photos.
OneDrive has recently released 100 GB for free for two years in a promotion, but the free space for Microsoft clouds is only 15 GB. This limit, however, can be increased in two ways: the photo backup of your smartphone for the service gets 15 GB for free.
When you invite a friend to OneDrive, you both receive 500 MB for free. This number can reach up to 5 GB, indicating up to 10 friends for the cloud, which works on smartphones and tablets Android, iOS and Windows Phone, in addition to Mac, Windows and Xbox.
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Apple’s iCloud has a smaller free storage space in the list, since only 5 GB is released at no cost to the user. To have Flickr 1 TB, for example, you would have to spend $ 19.99 (about
$ 63.53) a month for it.
The biggest advantage of iCloud is to serve as a simple and fast backup for users of iOS smartphones and tablets (iPhone and iPads). It also works on Mac OS X and Windows computers. It is worth mentioning that only JPG files are supported.
Amazon Cloud Drive
The free version of the Amazon cloud service is only 5 GB. If you want to have unlimited photos and 5 GB more for videos and files, you will have to pay $ 11.99 (around $ 38.11) per year. If you also want to have videos and files with unlimited storage space, the value will amount to $ 59.99 (about 190.65) per year.
The good part is that Amazon Cloud Drive offers three months of testing before deciding whether to invest in the cloud or not. The service is compatible with Android and iOS devices, as well as Windows and Mac computers. There are several types of compatible files, such as BMP, JPEG, PNG, MP4, Quicktime and AVI.
The box provides the user with 10 GB of free storage. The storage capacity of the service is unlimited, but it costs US $ 17 (around US $ 54.03) monthly. The advantage is that the plan can be shared while the free version is for personal use.
In addition to the web version, the storage service still has dedicated applications for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. There are 30 types of supported files, including photos and videos, such as JPEG, BMP, GIF, MP4 and AVI, among others.
Mega, cloud storage service created by Kim Dotcom, offers 50 GB of free space. It does not have an unlimited package, but it is close to that, since the paid version stores up to 4 TB, at a cost of $ 9.16 (monthly).
The service has an application for Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry, as well as an extension for Google Chrome and Firefox.