Google Photos stopped its free unlimited photo backup service earlier this month. To ease you through the change, we've been taking a look at the various options you can consider. Of course, there's the choice of sticking with Google Photos, or you could exploit a first-gen Pixel to keep backing up your pics free forever, or you could move to Amazon Photos or Microsoft OneDrive. The latter two are cloud-based lockers, though, which leaves you at the mercy of a company and its unexpected policy or pricing changes. If you're considering local storage as an alternative or an addition to your cloud service of choice, one of the best and most obvious solutions is Synology.

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