We all manage photos. And we want to have a better handle on storing, accessing and sharing what we have.

That’s what I continually hear when I talk with folks. Once you start considering the options, it quickly becomes overwhelming — iCloud, OneDrive, Google Photos, Dropbox, etc.

I decided to try Google Photos about a year ago — at this point, I have over 110,000 photos in storage. I’m sold. Here is what I find compelling:

  • Free storage — I elected the “high quality” vs full resolution storage option. At that level, everything is free. I chose that for two reasons: 1) faster rendering on my mobile devices, which is my primary access means, and, 2) I keep a separate full res backup elsewhere ().
  • Insanely easy to search and find photos and videos — with little effort in organization on my part.
  • The Assistant tool Google includes creates great content (collages, animations, movies, styled photos) on a regular basis, which I can easily add to my photos (or ignore).
  • The mobile user interface is amazing. I am comfortable doing anything I need on my phone. I sometimes use the desktop browser version for uploading photos, but other than that, I rarely use it.

If you’re ready to give it a shot, start with these articles.

Why You Want Google Photos

Tweet “Why You Want Google Photos”

Getting Started with Google Photos

Tweet “Getting Started With Google Photos”

Deep Dive Into Google Photos

Tweet — “Deep Dive Into Google Photos”

Upload the Pictures, and Let Google Photos Do the Rest

Tweet — “Upload the Pictures, and Let Google Photos Do the Rest”

Below is a recap of the above Tweets shared as a Twitter Moment. All in one place — can’t beat that!

About Don

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Don Tomoff is a “recovering CPA”, who is passionate about helping professionals and organizations keep up and adapt to the changing business world that we operate in.

One lesson learned over the years is that all of us, regardless of organization type or size, struggle with similar issues — primarily information management and presentation, and effective use of our time. Let’s change that…one person at a time!

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