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If your digital photographic life is a mess, you'll love Google Photos.

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Google Photos: the (free) solution to your photographic chaos

Do you love all your photos – but hate the thought of organising them properly? And that’s because your photos are scattered across your current phone, old phone, multiple computers, CDs, DVDs and memory sticks?

If your digital photographic life is a mess, you will love Google Photos

Google Photos lets you back up an unlimited number of photos (up to 16MP) and videos (up to 1080 HD) – and for free! Your photos are safe, secure, organised and labelled automatically – and private to you.

In fact, you’ll never have to worry about running out of storage space on your phone again, as you can now delete the photos that have been backed up.

And if you ever lose or kill your phone, you can be happy in the knowledge that your photos are safely stored.

And that’s just the beginning…

  • Face and place recognition: Google Photos has powerful face recognition and also place recognition – so it’s easy to find photos of specific people or places.
  • Automatic album generation: Google Photos will automatically create albums for you, plus movies, collages, GIFs and panoramas. You can also share your photos and albums, and invite other people to add their photos. You also have the option to create your own (non-automatic) photos, collages, and GIFs etc.
  • Easy image editing: Add filters, adjust the lighting – it’s very easy to make your photos even more awesome.
  • Relive your favourite moments: Google Photos will automatically create photos of the pics you took on this day a year ago.

How to get started with Google Photos

From your phone:

Simply get the app for your phone; sign into your Google account (or create one first if you don’t have one – it’s free); and off you go!

Here are the links to the relevant app stores:

From your computer:

Install the Desktop Uploader app ( to auto upload photos from your computer, external hard drives, memory sticks, storage cards and cameras.

You’re also able to view all your photos at

Enjoy! The team here at Optimus Systems think Google Photos is great, and we think you’ll be impressed too.