Yesterday, I moved my last video from YouTube to SmugMug!
SmugMug is photos storing place but it supports video clips too:
- Full HD
- Up to 3GB in size
- 20 minutes in length
This is enough for me. Honestly, I’ve been there for more than one month by now and my experience is still totally positive. Feel free to check my gallery page
Google Photos and Instagram weren’t the preferred ones to me. Flickr and OneDrive were better but not that perfect. Apple Photos was the best for storing photos. But it has two big issues:
- A lot of apps requires access to photos (privacy concern).
- Sharing is bad (this alone needs another article)…
Besides, all have limitations when it comes to videos. So, you still need another service for storing your videos such as YouTube, Dailymotion, or Vimeo.
On the other hand, there are people who don’t store their media online at all; rather they keep them offline and use Facebook or Whatsapp / Telegram for sharing if needed!
P.S., I might be able to say the same for Microsoft’s and Apple’s, but unfortunately, I still use their hardware and/or operating systems! 😉
In summary, all I’m trying to say is simply:
If you store your pictures and videos online, consider SmugMug or similar alternatives. Try to avoid the big companies; i.e., Google Photos & YouTube, MS OneDrive, Apple iPhotos, and Facebook Instagram.