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June 10, 2021

What cloud storage options are available for photos in 2021?

by John_A

You might have heard the news recently that Google Photos unlimited storage is going away and photos that you store from this point forward will count towards your total Google storage quota (which includes your Gmail and Google Drive data).Even with that change, you probably still want to store your photos in the cloud. There are plenty of options to choose from but some are better than others.Here are some options for you to consider for cloud storage, presented in a handy chart. AvailabilityPricePhoto FeaturesBenefitsGoogle OneAndroidiOSWindowsOn The Web15GB – Free100GB – $2 per month/$20 annually200GB – $3 per month/$30 annually2TB – $10 per month/$100 annually10TB – $100 per month20TB – $200 per month30TB – $300 per monthEasy to NavigateOrganization by subject or locationEasy searchPhoto EditingSharingCreation of montages, collages, animations, and morePhoto booksWorks across all Google Apps, including Google DriveCan be shared with your family24/7 SupportCan be paid for with your Google Play BalanceGoogle Play Points towards in-game credits, Google Play credit, or even donations to charitiesUp to 40% off at hotelsCash back at the Google Store, up to 10% for the 2TB planA VPN at the 2TB option or higherPro Sessions where Google tech support can help you learn more about Google Products if you have the 2TB plan or higher (currently only available in English)Amazon Photos/Amazon DriveFire OSAndroidiOSWindows5GB – Free with Amazon AccountUnlimited storage – Free with an Amazon Prime account (Still only 5GB video/file storage)100GB Video/File – $2 per month1TB – $7 per month2TB – $12 per monthPhoto EditingMerchandise (Hardcopy, merch, and decor)Image recognition searchFamily SharingDocument StorageDropboxAndroidiOSWindows2GB – Free2TB -$12 per month/$120 per yearFamily 2TB (Up to six users – $20 per month/$204 per yearNo specific photo featuresSharingCollaboration with Dropbox PaperApp IntegrationsSecurity features such as password protectionsBoxAndroidiOSWindowsMac10GB – Free100GB – $14 per month/$120 per yearNo specific photo featuresTwo factor authenticationaes-256 encrpytionAdmin ConsoleIntegration with Office 365, Google Workspace, Adobe Creative CloudMegaAndroidiOSWindowsMacLinux50GB – Free400GB – $6.09 per month/$60.96 per year2TB – $12.18 per month/$121.94 per year8TB – $24.38 per month/$243.89 per year16TB – $36.57 per month/$365.84 per yearNo specific photo featuresEasy SharingTransfer CenterOpen SourceEnd-to-End EncryptedSecure ChatBigMIND Home byZoolzAndroidiOSWindowsMac1GB – free100GB – $35.88 per yearFamily500GB – $83.88 per year1TB – $155.88 per yearImage Discovery using AISmart filters searchDirect video streamingZoolz is a very experienced cloud service provider based on AWSAES-256 EncryptionpCloudBrowser ExtensionAndroidiOSWindowsMacLinux500GB – $47.88 per year/$175 lifetime2TB – $95.88 per year/$350 lifetimeBuilt-in video playerVideo StreamingSharing5 copies of filesAES-256, option for extra encryptioniDrive PhotosAndroidiOSUnlimited Photo Backup – $9.95/yearCurrently available Promotion – $0.99 cents for the first yearOriginal resolution uploadsSharingTimeline viewFavorites AlbumAES-256 EncryptionTresoritAndroidiOSWindowsMacLinux500GB – $12.50 per month/$125.04 a year2.5TB – $30 per month/$288 per yearNo specific photo featuresSwitzerland-based companyEnd-to-end encryptionRSA-4096 encryptionDegooAndroidiOSWeb100GB – Free (Ad-supported, no zero-knowledge encryption)500GB – $3 per month10TB – $10 per monthAlso available viaAndroidGuys Deals:1TB – $50 lifetime2TB – $60 lifetime3TB – $70 lifetime10TB – $100 lifetime15TB – $130 lifetime25TB – $200 lifetime35TB – $250 lifetime50TB – $300 lifetimeTwo 10TB Plans – $160 lifetimePhoto compressionDirect Video StreamingAI engine to highlight best photosZero-knowledge storage with end-to-end AES-256 EncryptionUnlimited File SizeSugarsyncAndroidiOSWindowsMac100GB – $7.49 per month250GB – $9.99 per month500GB – $18.95 per monthNo specific photo featuresFile SharingAES-256 encryptionEasy restoration/rollbacksOnedriveAndroidiOSWindows5GB – Free100GB – $2 per monthWith Microsoft 3651TB – $7 per month/$70 per yearFamily(6TB for up to six people) – $10 per month/$100 per yearOn This Day feature to see past photosPhoto scanningPersonal vault feature for extra file protectionTwo-factor authenticationVerizon(Carrier-specific)AndroidiOSWindowsMac600GB Free with Do More Unlimited or Get More Unlimited or $5.99 per month2TB – $14.99 per monthUnlimited – $20 per monthCloud StorageSearch by SubjectPhoto prints and other giftsSharingAT&T (Carrier-specific)AndroidiOS500GB – $4.99 per month2TB – $9.99 per monthPhoto editingCan backup call logs and messages on some devicesStarchiveAndroidiOSFree – 21GB100GB – $12.50 per month for up to 5 people or $24.50 per month for up to 50 peopleAlso available via AndroidGuys Deals:100GB – $30 lifetime500GB – $70 lifetime1TB – $72.74 lifetimeRAW images/Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop filesCollections to group files and searchTags and custom fields for searchingImport from social mediaAI organization and searchIn-built file previewsSharingAny types of filesAES-256 EncryptionCustom metadata editing and extraction4syncAndroidiOSWindows1TB – $17 per month/$100 per yearAlso available viaAndroidGuys Deals:1TB – $50 for a yearNo specific photo featuresSharingKoofrAndroidiOSWindowsMacFree – 2GB100GB – $30 a year250GB – $59 a year1TB – $147 a year2.5TB – $293 a year10TB – $879 a yearAlso available viaAndroidGuys Deals:100GB – $30 lifetime250GB – $60 lifetime1TB – $169.99 lifetimeNo specific photo featuresTwo step verificationSharingSupport for Facebook or ChromeVersioning and recoveryIntegration with other cloud storageElephantDriveAndroidiOSWindowsMacLinuxAlso available viaAndroidGuys Deals:1TB – $38 for two yearsNo specific photo featuresAES-256 EncryptionNAS backupSharingRecovery and restoration

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