Google Photos vs Google Drive

Compare Google Photos and Google Drive across the most important features for online photo backup & choose the one that is right for your needs.

Features Google Photos Google Photos VS icon Google Drive Google Drive
Price Free: 15 GB free storage
Premium: $2.99/mo for 200GB, $9.99/mo for 1TB
Free: 15GB for free users
Premium: $1.99/month for 100GB ($20.99/year), $2.99/month for 200GB ($29.99/year), $9.99/month 2TB ($99.99/year)
Storage Limit 15 GB for free users, According to the price plan 15 GB for free users, according to a paid plan
Free Trial Lifetime free Always free
Download Limit Unlimited for free & premium, both. 10TB Download per day
Bandwidth Limit Unlimited for free & premium, both. Download via web client 1250MB/per day & upload 500MB/per day
File Size Limit No Photo larger than 75 MB or 100MP, No video larger than 10 GB. Upload file up to 5TB (50MB for presentation and documents upload)
Folder Structure Support Yes Yes
Platform Web app + Native app for Windows, Android & iOS Web app + native apps for Windows & Android
Share Files With a link or using applications With a link, share folder
Share Folders With an album, which is a collection of files. With a folder, which is a collection of files.
Comments No No
Full Resolution Storage Yes Yes
RAW File Support No Yes
Meta Data Support Yes Yes

253+ Reviews & Counting

Kip Roof testimonial Kip Roofgoogle photos flickr
PicBackMan does exactly what it's supposed to. It's quick and efficient. It runs unobtrusively in the background and has done an excellent job of uploading more than 300GB of photos to 2 different services. After having lost a lot of personal memories to a hard drive crash, it's nice to know that my photos are safe in 2 different places.
Julia Alyea Farella testimonialJulia Alyea Farella smugmug
LOVE this program! Works better than ANY other program out there that I have found to upload thousands of pictures WITH SUB-FOLDERS to SmugMug! Thank you so much for what you do! :) #happycustomer
Pausing Motion testimonialPausingMotionsmugmug
I pointed PicBackMan at a directory structure, and next time I looked - all the photos had uploaded! Pretty cool. I use SmugMug and while I really like it, the process of creating directories in is pretty laborious when you need to make 80+ at a time. This was a breeze. Thank you!
Gavin Whitham testimonialGavin Whithamflickr
PicBackMan was really easy to setup and has been running for 3 days now backing up all my locally saved photos to Flickr. My photos are really valuable to me so it's great to be able to have them easily backed up to a secure location.
 Jim Griffin testimonialJim Griffinsmugmug
It's AWESOME!! I have tens of thousands of pictures...and they are now successfully uploaded to SmugMug, where they are safely backed up, and I can edit and organize them. If you are hesitating about using PicBackMan, hesitate no longer...try it...and you'll be glad you did!!