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 +**Google Photos** was originally for backing up mobile photos (Android and iOS) and uploading them to be used in Google services like Blogger. It arranges the photos by location and date. It can also recognize the photo subject or topic with the help of artificial intelligence and eases the search and uses that for auto-grouping accordingly. There are basic editing tools like color and exposure, as well as some automated features like turning images into mini animations. One major restriction is that currently there is no direct way to get the code for embedding a photo on a web page.
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 +Account types: Free / Paid for extra storage in “Original” mode
 +Storage: Unlimited if you set the photo size from “Original” to “High quality” (Google compresses large files to be 16 Mb max which works fine if you are not saving RAW files); with “Original” setting it uses your Google Drive space
 +Content ownership: Flexible privacy settings, no support for Creative Commons licensing, public photos can be viewed without an account. Terms of Service look like you let Google to do anything with your photos, even to use for marketing. If this worries you, read eg. this discussion.
 +Examples: Exchange students report on their travels usually in Blogger which is a Google-based service. In most cases they upload their pictures to Google Photos, and share only some on their blog. Examples of such blogs can be found in Omnia’s blogs, eg. on this page about exchanges in the Netherlands ...