Google Photos vs iCloud

Compare Google Photos and iCloud 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 iCloud iCloud
Price Free: 15 GB free storage
Premium: $2.99/mo for 200GB, $9.99/mo for 1TB
Free: 15GB
Premium: 0.99/mo for 50GB, $2.99/mo for 200GB, $9.99 for 2TB
Storage Limit 15 GB for free users, According to the price plan Free: 5GB
Premium: According to a price plan
Free Trial Lifetime free Always free
Download Limit Unlimited for free & premium, both. Unlimited
Bandwidth Limit Unlimited for free & premium, both. 200/400/600 GB per month
File Size Limit No Photo larger than 75 MB or 100MP, No video larger than 10 GB. 15 GB
Folder Structure Support Yes Yes
Platform Web app + Native app for Windows, Android & iOS Web app + native apps for Windows & iOS
Share Files With a link or using applications Using the link
Share Folders With an album, which is a collection of files. Share file
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!!