Photos dot Google

June 1, 2015 • Tagged in: photography

When I decided that some of the photos I took were good enough to publish online, I first tried using Google Plus as a photo album, because I already had an account. It worked, but it was something that can fairly be described as the poor man’s photo album. So wanting something a little better, I tried flickr. It was good, and I stuck with it—until I logged in from abroad, and got locked out because I could not answer a phone challenge, considering how I had not given them my phone number (nor having any intention to do so).

So I was back at having my photos only in my hard drive, until I heard of Google Photo. It’s free, unlimited, and it totally lacks privacy (from Google), but for the photos I intend to store there, it’s more than enough. What I had stored in flickr encompasses roughly four categories; here are the corresponding albums @ google:

Now one of the problems is that (unlike flickr) I can’t list all of the albums (or all of the photos, for that matter). But I can route around that problem. As Prof. Fred Brooks pointed out, one must «[p]resent to inform, not to impress;», because «if you inform, you will impress.». So while I cannot dump all of the photos and provide a link for you to sift through, I can put the relevant new ones in (public) albums, and write a blog post embedding them, thus making them part of the story. And besides, that way I get to debut a new category! ;-)