Google Photos VS Flickr—The Photo-Storage Troves Weighed Against All Pros And Cons

Photo sharing and tagging are popular habits—new but still they will die hard. Thanks to the slew of photo-sharing/upload sites, photo-storage is not a deal except that you might be confused over choosing Flickr instead of Google Photos or vice-versa.

Google Photos VS FlickrGoogle Photos and Flickr offer hordes of benefits—great tools for organization, superb editing specs, privacy settings that are top notch and also easy print settings. Nevertheless a head-to-head comparison of the two will ensure the better pick between the pair.


Google Photos

1 TB of storage for free plans

No limit on storage even for free plans if pics are lesser than 2,048px

Paid plans available are for $5.99 per month for no ads and  1 TB storage while  2 TB is available for $499 per year

100 GB storage for $1.99 per month and 1 TB for $9.99 per month



Video: 1 GB,  Photo: 200 MB

Video: 10 GB, Photo: 75  MB

Android, iOS, Mac and Windows

Android, iOS, Mac and Windows


The loophole in storing photos over cyberspace on a password-protected basis is that you might lose stuff if the company chooses to wrap up the business. However, from experience and past records, most companies will give intimation in advance.

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Introducing ‘Photo Maps’- A New Way to Surf Photos on Instagram

Instagram has announced the launch of Instagram 3.0 version, which the company has officially released after an innovative integration of ‘Photo Maps’.

With ‘Photo Maps’, users can see their pictures on a map on their devices that have this photo-sharing app installed. Made to enhance the browsing experience, this new version of Instagram offers more than 80 million people a unique and fun way to browse photos on a map.

Instagram 3.0, available now for iOS and Android, has new layouts that are fresh and familiar for easy use. This application also lets users see other users’ maps from their profiles.

As quoted in a blog by Instagram, “With every major release, we pick a theme – and for this one we’ve focused on the browsing experience. We’ve introduced a new and unique way to browse your photos and others’ photos on a map, which means you’re no longer constrained to browsing through page after page of photos.”

Photo Maps is designed to give users an ultimate surfing experience. With this app, users can browse and see large collection of pictures. After launching Photo Map, this app also offers users a choice to geotag each photo uploaded to insert it into the map going forward.

With Instagram 3.0, users will find it easy to browse photos all through the app. Users profiles, the Explore tab, hashtag, and location pages will display larger grid photos. The app will automatically load more photos at the bottom of each page for infinite scrolling.

The fresh release also includes other style improvements such as tweaked screens. It comes with performance enhancements to make users’ overall Instagram experience much speedier and fresh.

“We’ve also worked hard on updating all the screens in our app to be more visually consistent and polished. You’ll notice new layouts throughout the app that feel fresh, yet familiar. Our engineers have also been hard at work making sure that the browsing experience is as fast as possible,” wrote Instagram in its blog.

The soon-to-be-owned-by-Facebook company said that Instagram 3.0 version also has an added feature to report inappropriate comments. The photo-sharing app has even simplified the process so that users get less spam.… Read the rest

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A Success Story: 40% of Worlds’ Top Brands Grips Instagram

Around 40 percent of the world’s top 100 Interbrands believe in the fact a picture is worth a thousand words. This saying comes clear as we see how Instagram has picked up recognition among global companies. Now owned by Facebook, Instagram cites the welcoming of an era of photo sharing world. It is reported that around 40 percent of top brands use Instagram to get the best picture quality.

With an aggressive growth and popularity, Instagram now tails behind some social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.

It is believed that this rapid growth has marked Instagram’s name among top brands that have now embraced it seriously.

As per reports, Instagram’s top brand is MTV with around 813,201 users, followed by Starbucks with 758,146 users. Some of the top brands in Interband list are Burberry, Nike, GE, and Gucci.

It was also noted that the majority of brands on Instagram use them actively, with 25 percent posting at least one picture weekly. It is expected that Instagram will reach a total of 100 million users by early fall. The brand started in October 2010, andin 2011 had 15 million users and now that number has jumped to 80 million users.

In Interband list, luxury brands that dominate the list include Audi, Tiffany & Co., Hermès, Gucci, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Armani, and they all are reported to use thevisual site to attract customers. There are also reported some brands that use Instagram alone, rather than simply using it as an app to cross-post to Facebook and Twitter.

As per the reports, some top ranking brands on Instagram emerged as leader in the number of followers, photos, likes, and comments. As expected, there is believed to be a strong association between number of followers and engagement per photo.

There were also noted to be around 45 percent photographs that were cross-posted. That shows thateven after Facebook has bought Instagram, there are many brands using it independently.… Read the rest

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