I kind of don't get the cloud.
I get it, but I don't get it. You get me? I do know that my iPhone cloud storage was used up 58 weeks ago, as I get notified daily. Welp.
Am I also the only one who has a bad habit of racking up 1600+ pictures then never deleting them until I get a new phone or until my phone literally won’t take any more pictures until I delete some? But what happens to those photos?
I end up transferring the pics over to my computer and they sit there forever because I don't feel like going through them and deciding which to keep and which to delete. I have organizational commitment issues (see: lazy).
So the pictures sit on my computer in random unorganized folders and take up space. I have a bunch of my pics backed up on thumb drives and my external hard drive but I barely see these photos. Then I kind of forget about them. When I’m trying to find a fun photo for #tbt, it’s just too much effort to go on my computer, search through pics, ugh… I’m tired thinking about it.
Basically, I don’t want to make too much effort when it comes to saving my pictures and I want to access any of them whenever I want without taking up too much space. If I’m telling a friend, for example, “remember that time you spray tanned and were WAY tan?!” ahem Lauren… lol. I want to be able to pull up that picture quickly so we can both have a laugh.
If you’re a bride-to-be reading this, you’ll probably find yourself searching for pictures of you and your family, fiance, and bridal party throughout the process. I know from experience this can be a pain and extremely time consuming. If only I knew about this during that time, it would have saved a lot of time and I probably would have found way better pictures than I did!
Google Photos. Ugh… I’m just going to say it and you don’t have to say it back... but I love you.
Trust me, go to the app store and download it ASAP!
Some features I love about Google Photos:
What I love about this feature is that it automatically stores people’s faces. So, if for example, you’re looking for pictures of you and your fiance for photos to display for your engagement party, bridal shower, or wedding then all you have to do is click on his face and it’ll show you ALL the pictures you have of him. It sounds stalkery since it literally shows a face of anyone and everyone who’s ever been in your pictures but it’s really cool and useful. I wish I had this tool when searching endlessly for pictures of the 12 people that were in our wedding party. It's also comical because sometimes the person's display photo is a very old photo or a super random awkward photo... see "George" (my husband) in mine. That picture is from when he was in like 8th grade LOL.