OK, any suggestions how to best store my 100,000 photos now? Because I'd like to have them all in one place.

Google Photos will end its free unlimited storage on June 1st, 2021

Nothing uploaded before then will count, but it’s still a bummer.

@fuxoft Consider
It's free, open source, and you can have the back-end in dropbox, s3, onedrive, your own disk...etc. Very flexible and you won't ever be "locked in"

@ingsoc I have downloaded the latest version of Shotwell, I have looked at the documentation and I see absolutely no mention of online storage anywhere. Can you please point me to the right place?

@fuxoft I'm sorry, I think my original post wasn't very clear. Online storage isn't a part of Shotwell - but you can use any (mountable) backend for Shotwell to store the library. I use dropbox as my backend currently, but in the past I used an S3 backend(mounted with s3fs).

@fuxoft Upload them to the cheapest S3 storage you can find. I can personally recommend

@ondras Storage is the easy part. I mean how to catalog them, access them from my mobile phone etc... I currently use Backblaze for storage but that could easily change.

@fuxoft Well, 🤷, tried my best to answer the original "how to store" question.

My point is, anyway, that once you pick a reasonable storage, anything else can be interchanged quickly (so you can iterate many options fast).

@ondras From reading the wasabi's FAQ, it seems that you continue to be billed for each file for 90 days after you delete it. So if I have 1 GB file that I modify and reupload every day, on day 90 I pay for 90 GB of storage? That doesn't sound good.

@fuxoft That is quite possible. I never modify files that I upload to Wasabi, so this issue is not related to my use case. Uploading photos to cloud backup might not hit this particular quirk as well.

@lasombra I have more than 200 GB of photos. I'd have to pay $12 monthly (Business Standard account). In that case, it's better for me to pay $6 monthly for unlimited photos on Flickr Pro. That seems to be the best option so far.

@fuxoft @lasombra I use In your case it would be 4 Euro/month for 250 GB. The pros is that it is alternative to Dropbox so you can store there anything. With this reference link you will get 500 MB for free (and me to).

@mirek @lasombra @mirek @lasombra If it's only about storage, Wasabi or Backblaze B2 are cheaper. I currently use around 500 GB and my current Google Photos are another 500 GB. The biggest decision is how to do all the nice sorting and searching...

@fuxoft @mirek @lasombra Nexcloud has something for photos, there are albums and tags.

@Mac_CZ @fuxoft

Try Lychee

Self-hosted photo-management done right

Lychee is a free photo-management tool, which runs on your server or web-space. Installing is a matter of seconds. Upload, manage and share photos like from a native application. Lychee comes with everything you need and all your photos are stored securely.

@unabomber @Mac_CZ Is Lychee still maintained? The GitHub repo seems to be in awful state, many links don't work or point back to themselves (including the link to "Installation").

@fuxoft @Mac_CZ The github repository has moved here:

It was updated 16 hours ago. It is being actively developed.

@Mac_CZ @fuxoft @mirek My problem with Nextcloud is finding a reliable hosting company with competitive prices. I don't particularly fancy self-hosting.

@zdenekkreml @Mac_CZ @fuxoft @mirek Learned something new today. Looks quite affordable.

Do you use and recommend them?

@lasombra I'm sorry, my English is not good.Yes, I've been using it for about two years.I also had my hosting,But it's better with Hetzner

@fuxoft @mirek I would say Flickr would be a good choice. The SmugMug team is quite good and have offered a very nice product for many years now.

@jackc Wow, hosting for my photos would cost me 170 Euro/month! :)

@fuxoft Enterprise plan because of video? I use it on my own server (upgrades are about 3 clicks etc).

I have around 500 GB of photos (not videos). I'd like to have them online and searchable.

@fuxoft "The individual plan is reserved for private users, associations with a single employee, and one-person companies." Image files only, Unlimited storage, €39/year

@jackc Oh, completely missed the "Individuals" section. Thanks

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