It looks like Google Photos is no longer going to be an option for me.

What’s your weapon of choice for storing your photos? My criteria:

  • Easily back up photos taken on my Android phone (ideally automatically).
  • Make photos easily searchable, preferably using image recognition.
  • Not lock me into a specific ecosystem (like Meta or Apple).
  • Not require paying to rent space.

Google Photos is great on the first two but fails on the last two.

@peterdrake - you buy your own USB or M.2 (SATA) SSD for storage. And expand as needed over time. Multi-user, has face recognition and ML-based tagging, plus all sorts of other nifty search criteria.

@peterdrake - link didn't work on the first one. Also get version 2, not version 1 - significantly faster device on gen 2.


@goeland86 Intriguing. Anybody else have experience with (Amazon reviews are mixed.)

Is there a FOSS solution?

@peterdrake if there is, I'm not aware of it. Nextcloud can do the automatic photo backup, but the rest of it? Nowhere close. I've tried.

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