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I Hate Google Photos, But I Fear I Won’t Be Able to Live Without It

I called the Google Photos photo sharing and management app the Turkey of the Year in my 2020 USA TODAY round-up of the apps and gadgets that screwed over consumers last year. Reason: Google Photos was free for all, but starting June 1st, it switches to a paid model after five years of bait and switch.

Google To Kill Free Unlimited Storage for High Quality Photos

In a blog post, Google has announced that it is halting unlimited storage for High Quality photos starting June 1, 2021. Any High Quality photos uploaded after that will be subject to the free 15 GB of storage that comes with every Google account, with additional storage coming at a fee.

Your Photos Could One Day Be Stored for 10,000 Years on Glass

All digital data storage decays in one way or another. Depending on if your storage media, your digital photos may last just years or decades before "bit rot" destroys it. But Microsoft is working on something called Project Silica that could one day allow you to store your precious memories safely for 10,000 years by etching the data into glass.

How I Manage My Data as a Pro Photographer

When I first started in photography, there was no method to my data management madness. When shooting on location, I downloaded my cards onto my laptop and upon my return home I copied everything onto my computer. Every now and then I would make a backup on an external hard drive that I kept in my office.

Ricoh Takes On Google with Its New Photo Management Service Keenai

Ricoh wants to play with the big boys. In a surprising move for the company, Ricoh today unveiled Keenai (get it, "keen eye" but with AI?), an intelligent photo storage and management service that wants to bring all of your digital photos under one easy-to-organize umbrella.

Building a Comprehensive Photo Storage and Backup System

Storage and backup. It’s a mundane reality of photography. I’d much rather spend time with my camera or be teaching others about photography. But, in the digital age, you have to have a storage and backup strategy for your photos. Storage and backup may be mundane, but they are unquestionably critical.

Dropbox to Shutter Its Carousel Photo App

Back in April 2014, Dropbox announced Carousel, a photo app for archiving and sharing personal memories via a Dropbox account. Now, less than two years later, Dropbox is announcing that Carousel will soon be no more.