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peejay

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This seems too good to be true but you get unlimited free cloud storage for all your photos up to 16mp per photo in size.

There must be a catch somewhere?

https://www.google.com/photos/about/

Also, I've had a look at a recent photo for its size and its 4.01mb, how do I find out the size of a photo in megapixels?


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Ask google Pete. I heard once you put stuff on the cloud it automatically gives them the right to use anything ya put on and don’t have to tell you or ask permission. Don’t know how true it is though.
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Did that Al, if they want to use anything they have to ask your permission first, otherwise its private to you and google. What they do though is target adverts relevant to your content, how they do that, god only knows.

Best I don't put any photos of me in me y fronts on there. [frown]

Found out how to get megapixel size, just go on the info tab in photos on your phone for a photo and its on there, I think most of mine are below the 16mp size.

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I think there is a right click option for it in the folder.
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Would never use cloud storage for a number of reasons the main ones being security and privacy.
As you've correctly identified Google can, under their contract t&c's, use your content for advertising purposes.
What does their t&c's say about other people in your photographs where they may be in a position to identify them through their Google accounts?
Before you know it they've got you linked to half the world and sending them adverts for "Y" fronts "as recommended by Pete"![eek]
If you do go down the upload route can you please pre-advise all "Y" front manufacturers that grey (and G*d forbid brown) is the in colour for next year![biggrin]
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Thanks Gelly, pretty much confirmed my thoughts.

I was maybe going to use it to keep my photos safe but I've got myself a sandisk dual drive which I shall use for photo back up while we are away. Dead easy to move files around from phone to dual drive, especially with the Sandisk Memory zone app..

https://www.sandisk.co.uk/home/mobile-device-storage/ultra-dual-drive-usb-type-c

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sandisk.mz

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I've not migrated onto USB-C yet but have loads of various SanDisk USB3.0 sticks \ micro SD cards and Seagate \ Western Digital USB3.0 external hard discs mainly used for back-ups, etc.
Really should get my finger out and get a NAS set-up![rolleyes]
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