I've always been a big fan of cloud-managed photo systems. I did a review of Everpix in 2013. I even challenged Apple to release something similar to iCloud Photo Library. I have written countless articles photo management and have discussed it countless podcasts. Photo management is something I care about deeply .
While I have all my photos and videos in iCloud Photo Library (the 2 TB plan), I also use Google Photos. You might wder why? Although I am firmly anchored in the Apple ecosystem from a hardware and software point of view, I still like to be flexible.
By keeping a duplicate copy of my photos in both systems, I can easily switch to a Chromebook or Android device. missing a beat. Every time I make an album in the iCloud photo library; I'm still creating the same album in Google Photos. This allows me to stay up to date the strengths and weaknesses of both.
iCloud Photo Library
If you use a macOS and an iOS device, iCloud Photo Library has a very clear advantage: it is a native service. Your camera roll is hooked directly into the iCloud photo library. If you are going to post a photo an applicati like Instagram, all your photos are there. If you want to use a third-party editing tool, you can give it access to your entire library. Any changes you make are automatically synchrized everywhere.
Photos Mac are years ahead Google's web interface for managing photos the desktop. I can make custom albums based EXIF data …