After leaving Flickr, it took few weeks to have all photos organised in Google Photos as my primary photo storage (and sharing!) service.
What’s the difference?
Using Google Photos, I upload more photos. I think, this is because of some key factors:
- It’s easy to upload photos. I almost always upload my photos directly from my Android phone.
- It feels fast to upload. Besides photos, I also upload some videos.
- It’s addictive. Because it’s not only about having all photos stored in the cloud, but also how Google handles my uploaded photos. The “Assistant” which helps me to create animation, collages, and also movies makes me feel more engaged with what I have uploaded. And, let’s not forget also its face recognition and face grouping feature.
Secondly, it’s nice to share memories with others. Even I have lots of private photos, I also have thousand of photos I took in my daily with friends at the office, church during Saturday services, and other occasions.
So, it’s not only about me, not only about my family, but it’s also about friends, coworkers, relatives, and those who we care about. I create hundreds of albums to keep all photos organised. I label those faces, and created shared albums so that my friends can also see their photos.
I already have around 28K photos uploaded for free to Google Photos. Let’s see how many photos I have at the end of the year. 20K? We’ll see.