5 Best Cloud Storage For Photos

Everyone likes to click photos and capture those precious moments so that they can watch them whenever they want. But, Photos and videos take up a lot of storage on our phones. Since we take higher quality pictures and videos, which can easily fill our device’s storage, so storing your photos and videos in the cloud storage would be a better option, which could save your device’s storage. 

Most probably, there are several cloud storage options which can store your media securely without filling up your device’s storage. Some of these apps are specifically made for storing media, and some are generally used for storing files. Here are a few best cloud storage options to store your photos and videos. 

Best cloud storage apps:

  • Google Photos
  • Apple Photos
  • Amazon Photos
  • Microsoft 365
  • Dropbox

Google Photos:

Google Photos is the most popularly used cloud storage in almost every Android device. Google Photos works exceptionally well on Android smartphones. An impressive cloud storage option with editing features as well. It has a limit that you can use it free up to 15 GB of storage.

Besides uploading photos and videos to Google Photos, it offers various other features such as photo and video editing, searching for your favourite photos in the search option, scanning your photos with the photos can feature, you can create your albums and memories creations, and also easily share them with your friends and family. 

Google Photos works exceptionally well on Android smartphones. Also, you can easily download your photos and videos in Google Photos. If you have used your free 15 GB space, it offers a paid tier which has more enhanced editing features, such as Photo Unblur and Magic Eraser. 

Apple Photos:

iCloud is specially built for iOS users so that they can store data and photos in the iCloud. iCloud provides several features, such as being highly integrated with Apple devices, seamless downloading and uploading of photos, and many more. 

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However, storage is only limited to 5 GB, and you can only export 1000 photos at a time, so while you are sharing to other Apple devices, it quickly starts filling up. You must subscribe for additional storage if you upload your media to Apple Photos. Also, Apple Photos does not offer various photo and video editing options as Google Photos. It is considered the most secure cloud storage because it is end-to-end encrypted. 

Amazon photos:

Amazon Photos offer a good alternative for free cloud storage for Amazon Prime members. It provides you with the option that you can store unlimited photos and videos up to 5GB free. If you are not a Prime member, then taking the Prime subscription can be costly. It also has affordable upgrade options for video storage. 

Microsoft 365:

Microsoft 365 is another option for cloud storage which uses OneDrive with a subscription. OneDrive is not a proper cloud storage option. Instead, you will need to upload your photos and videos manually, but it is used for storing files and works as cloud storage for photos. It can only store photos and videos up to 5GB. You can get 1 TB of storage with a Microsoft 365 subscription which can be very expensive if you have yet to subscribe.


Dropbox is used as cloud storage for file sharing. If you have stored anything in your Dropbox and want to share it via links and emails, you can even create custom backgrounds and logos while transferring, and it will use Dropbox Transfer. It supports macOS, Linux and Windows for sharing. However, you can only transfer and store files up to 2GB for free. 


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Shazia Irani

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