Amazon Photo App Free

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In November 2020, Google killed off its long-standing offer of free, unlimited high-resolution photo storage to anyone with a Gmail account. The new restrictions on Google Photos make a lesser-known competitor, Amazon Photos, suddenly of greater interest.

Amazon Photos is free for anyone with an Amazon account, but without Amazon Prime membership, you're limited to 5GiB. But if you are a Prime member, you get unlimited, original-resolution photo storage at no additional cost. (Videos still have a 5GiB cap.)

Amazon Photos lets you back up, organize, and share all of the photos and videos from your phone, computer, and other devices. You can access all your photos on nearly any device and share them with family and friends. This photo storage app keeps your photos and videos safe, even if. Eligible Amazon Prime customers who upload a photo for the first time to the Amazon Photos app are eligible for a $15 promotional code. This is a limited time offer. Offer expires at 11:59 p.m. (PT) July 31, 2019. Offer only applies to Amazon Prime customers who upload at least one photo through the Amazon Photos app for the first time.

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There's also one gotcha on how the service can be used—according to the TOS, Amazon Photos is for non-commercial, personal use only. You can take photos, you can share them with your friends and family, and so forth—but you can't run a photography business on the service without violating its terms.

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A not-so-new challenger appears

Amazon Photos isn't new—in fact, it launched six years ago, in November 2014. But with both iOS and Android offering cloud photo storage built into the operating system itself, Amazon Photos hasn't been as high-profile. Google's free, unlimited storage particularly made a third competitor seem like a non starter.

However, iCloud and Google both demand subscription fees now for more than a few GiB of storage. In Apple's case, you get 5GiB free; in Google's, 15GiB (including Gmail and Gdrive). While this may be enough for some people, it gives rival Amazon a fresh chance to shine.

Mobile app walkthrough

Amazon cloud photos

I installed Amazon Photos today and took it for a spin. It automatically backed up all 2,000 or so photos (and 4GiB of video) from my Pixel 2XL over the course of the day without any problem. It did not, however, do anything with photos that had been deleted from the phone's local storage but were present on the linked Google Photos account. (If you need to migrate photos directly from Google's cloud to Amazon's, you'll need to do so manually.)

Amazon Photos is available for use immediately, even while it's backing up your device photos in the background. It was quite responsive and functional during the backup and seemed to be indexing photos by image recognition nearly as quickly as they were uploaded.

Amazon Photos desktop app

There's also an Amazon Photos desktop app for Windows and macOS. For the most part, the desktop app is just a way to automatically sync photos from your PC just as you would from your phone. While you can use it to browse your photos, almost all actual work you'd do with them—including but not limited to editing—is done in a Web browser window the Photos app launches automatically as and when you need it.

If you don't want to automatically back up photos and videos from your PC, you don't need the desktop app at all—you can just visit Amazon Photos directly from your Web browser itself.

Editing photos

You can edit photos online, or within the Amazon Photos mobile app. (Selecting a photo to edit from the desktop app just launches a browser window.) I found the editor serviceable—it offers most of the same features Google Photos does, and they operate smoothly and quickly.

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There are pros and cons to both Google's and Amazon's online editors, both of which err on the side of simplicity rather than feature-completeness. Amazon Photos, unlike Google, offers automatic cropping to common aspect ratios including square, 4:3, and 16:9. But Amazon's selection of filters seems loaded with not-very-useful crapola, with a significantly clunkier interface than Google's.

Google also gets the win in general image adjustments. Amazon offers adjustments to brightness, saturation, contrast, gamma, clarity, exposure, shadows, and highlights—but they're all manual. There is no counterpart to Google's generally excellent, one-size-fits-all 'auto adjust.'

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Amazon offers text captioning in its browser-based editor, which Google does not—but the typeface selection is limited and pretty crappy. The default 'Open Sans' is fine, and Oswald is a perfectly serviceable option if you prefer sarifs—but most of the rest seem like the kind of weird crap you'd find in a 1990s desktop publishing program.

The mobile editor on Android is largely similar to the online version pictured above but with a few more options and a slightly more polished interface. In particular, it offers stickers, overlays, and free-form doodling, none of which are present in the browser version.

Hardcopy, merch, and decor

Both Amazon and Google offer prints, books, and hangings based on your photos and albums—but I have to hand the decisive win to Amazon in this category on sizes, styles, options—and for the most part, price as well.

When buying photo prints, Google only gives you one choice—the size of the print, which can be 4×6, 5×7, or 8×10 inches. After choosing a size, Google offers you a selection of local photo printing services—all drugstores, in my area—and sends your photo off to the drugstore for you to pick up later.

Amazon offers photo prints in Glossy, Matte, Lustre, or Pearl finishes in sizes ranging from 4×5.3 inches through a whopping 20×30 inches and ships them to you directly—and the prices are better, too. Google charges $2.84, $2.99, or $3.99 for an 8×10 print in my area, depending on which service I choose—Amazon only wants $1.79 for the same print in either matte or glossy finish.

Google also offers a canvas wall hanging print option and a photo book option. Amazon offers both of those—along with photo cards, calendars, wood panels, aluminum prints, mugs, blankets, mousepads, Christmas ornaments, and more.

Of course, you can use independent print-on-demand services no matter who houses your photos... but if you just want to click in your album and make it happen, Google doesn't even seem to be playing in the same league as Amazon when it comes to physical merch.

Image recognition assisted search

Amazon's image recognition assisted search works quite well—easily on par with Google's and possibly better, for many categories of object. When searching my photos for 'cat,' each service got some that the other missed—but Amazon detected more of them by far. (Both services also had trouble figuring out the difference between my cats and my dog—but to be fair, the dog herself has the same problem.)

In particular, Amazon's image recognition is almost uncannily good at picking out cats in the background—even when they're very small parts of the image. In the first picture in the gallery above, it found my gray tabby Mouser in the shadows, nested into my clean laundry, much of which is the same color as he is. In the second, it found the creepy, Siamese-cat-shaped 1950s TV lamp on a knick-knack shelf in my office. Google didn't win at 'find the cat' in either case, or in many others.

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When it comes to detecting humans and putting names to them, Google comes in at a huge and unsurprising advantage—it knows who I am, who my wife is, and who my kids are... all by name. It even knows one of my cats by name, although it doesn't seem to have learned who the other cat or the dog are yet. Amazon doesn't know any of this... which may be either feature or bug, depending on where your personal privacy<-->convenience slider is set.

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Should you want Amazon to have a better handle on who your family and friends are, you have the option of applying names to faces in its People dialog, where it will show you a selection of faces it has discovered in your photos. It's still not as good at facial recognition as Google is, though—it only found me in 37 photos and my daughter in seven, while Google found pages upon pages of both of us.

Albums, sharing, and Family Vault

Amazon Photos allows you to organize your photos into albums and to share those albums selectively with friends, family, and/or the entire Internet. Contacts can be organized into Groups, so you don't need to share albums to twenty different people in your family every time—you can make one 'family' group and just give that group access to the albums they should be able to see.

You can also offer group membership by way of a special link, rather than directly by contacts—send somebody the link to join an Amazon Photos group (or publish that link in a blog post) and, presto, they click the link and get immediate access.

There's also a 'Family Vault' whose purpose wasn't spelled out very clearly within the app itself. Basically, the Family Vault is another way to share photos with five of your closest friends and/or family members—you can add any or all photos or albums to the Family Vault, and once added, all up-to-six of you can see them. More importantly, your five friends and family get unlimited Amazon Photos storage of their own by way of your Prime account.

As long as any one of the members of a Family Vault has a Prime account in good standing, all six share unlimited storage for their own photos. All Family Vault members are able to add—or, crucially, not add—their photos to the Family Vault, just like the original member does.

Conclusions

As a Prime member—and owner of an aging Pixel 2XL that is starting to have its own cloud storage limits imposed—Amazon's offer of free and unlimited photo storage to Prime members caught my eye. I've been using Google Photos as an automatic backup service for the photos I take with my Pixel for a while now, and it performs admirably... but the new limits make me nervous.

After spending a day playing with it, I can tell you that Amazon Photos works perfectly well for my needs, and I suspect it will work for most Google Photos users' needs as well. It offers simple editing, including cropping, filters, level adjustment, and fairly flexible text captioning. You can organize photos into albums. Image recognition on par with Google's offers photo search capabilities if, for example, you want to find pictures with cats in them. And your mobile browser and social media apps will automatically 'see' your Amazon Photos account as a place to look when uploading photos, just as they do with Google Photos.

If you're a Prime member, you might want to consider Amazon Photos as an additional service, even if you don't plan to replace Google or Apple outright—it gets you a free, easy backup if nothing else. Accidentally deleted files from Google Photos will still be present on Amazon Photos... and a catastrophic screwup made by the cloud provider itself won't reach across the aisle, either.

6 Must-Have Apps to Change Background to White

Apowersoft Background Eraser (iOS & Android)

  • User’s rating: 4.5
  • Compatibility: requires iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
  • File size: 11 M (Android), 54.5 MB (iOS)
  • Price: Quarterly $11.99 & 300 images $9.9

Apowersoft Background Eraser is the best app for Android and iOS users. Not only it can remove background automatically, but it also lets you replace your background with white or any plain colors. It has built-in solid background colors and awesome backdrop templates that helps you be creative and make awesome pictures.

In order to change the background into white with the tool, just refers to the steps given below.

  • Open the app and choose a recognition to import a photo.
  • Your background photo will be removed in no taps.
  • To change the background to white, tap “Background” then choose the color white from the “Color” tab.
  • Save it by tapping the “Save HD” button.

Pros:

  • Clearly cut out the object from image.
  • Provides Remove and Keep tools.
  • Offer tons of plain color backgrounds.
  • Save processed images in original quality.
  • Provide some basic editing features.

Cons:

  • Not a free software but allows three free trials uses.

You can create an account with free 30 images by visiting its official site and click the “Free VIP Account“.

KnockOut-Mix (iOS)

  • User’s rating: 4.6
  • Compatibility: requires iOS 8.0 or later
  • File size: 107.1 MB
  • Price: Weekly VIP Membership $3.99

KnockOut Mix is for all iOS users out there that are looking for a white background app. This app offers an easy way to cut out the subject from its background. It has manual selection tools which are Lasso, Instant alpha, and Eraser tool. Apply a new background on your subject by directly saving it in JPG format with its ready to use solid color such as the white one.

  • Get the app on the App Store to install it on your mobile device.
  • Begin with choosing “Cutout” to upload the image that you need.
  • Then, manually delete the background using the selection tools.
  • Once done deleting, tap the next icon then the import icon.
  • Select the JPG format and choose the white color that you need to save your image.

Photo Room (iOS)

  • User’s rating: 4.8
  • Compatibility: requires iOS 12.0 or later
  • File size: 58.6 MB
  • Price: Yearly : Pro Erase Background $69.99

Photo Room is an app to change background of a photo to white using your iOS device. You can create a studio-quality image with its editing features. It uses an automatic process to remove background from photo and overlay your subject over a solid background color like white and black. However, this app only offers a three days trial and after that, you need to have your subscription.

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  • Go to the App Store to download and install the app.
  • Run the app, then tap the add sign icon to import a photo from the gallery.
  • The app will automatically process the file showing the different results.
  • Choose the photo with a white background and tap the download icon afterward.

Magic Eraser Background Editor (iOS)

  • User’s rating: 4.8
  • Compatibility: requires iOS 11.0 or later
  • File size: 27.1 MB
  • Price: Best Background Eraser $9.99 & Remove Ads $9.99

Another white out background app perfect for iOS users is Magic Eraser Background Editor. It is considered a fun and powerful photo editor app for iPhone which allows you to change the background as quickly as possible. Also, the app is user-friendly and will guide you easily to make your background transparent and automatically transform it into a white color. In addition, it gives you the freedom to edit and retouch the photos. Unfortunately, there is no automatic remover offered in this app. Here’s how to use this app to put white background on photos.

  • Install the app from your App Store.
  • Open the app once it’s installed and import the photo you want to edit.
  • When the photo already in the editing section, tap the “Erase” function to remove the background of your image.
  • Then change the box shape into white color located at the above the “Tolerance” feature, to be applied from your background.
  • Finally, tap the “Save” icon to save it to the Camera Roll as a new image.

Simple Background Changer (Android)

  • User’s rating: 4.6
  • Compatibility: requires Android 4.1 and up
  • File size: 38 M
  • Price: $2.29 – $10.72 per item

If you are looking for an Android app to change background of a photo to white, Simple Background Changer is the best choice for you. It provides tons of useful tools and features. Also, with the help of its finger touch function, it will remove the background of your image to replace it with either a solid color or you can paste the cut out on any background use your own from Gallery. However, it has a watermark from the photo once processed.

  • First, install the app from your Google Play Store and open it.
  • Tap the “Cut Photo” option to select a picture from Gallery that you want to edit. Crop the picture depending on your required ratio then tap the “Check” icon.
  • Once done, tap “Auto” then change the background into white before you will erase the background of your photo.
  • After that, place the selection tool to the areas of background you want to remove. If you are not yet satisfied with the result, you can use the “Manual” function to select the specific area you want to erase.
  • Lastly, hit the “Check” icon on the upper right interface to save it.

Automatic Background Changer (Android)

  • User’s rating: 4.5
  • Compatibility: requires Android 4.4 and up.
  • File size: 5.4 M
  • Price: $1.62

Automatic Background Changer is a white background app for photos that will assuredly meet your needs. This app gives you a lot of options for photo editing, specifically to transform your image’s background into a plain color. Basically, you have to cut out the background from your image and replace the background. This will automatically erase the background or you can use other tools for images to be removed. But it has no built-in plain color so you have to first download a plain white color to be added in your background. To help you, follow the steps below to guide you on how to use this very easy to use the app.

  • Get the app on your Play Store and open it.
  • Once installed, open the app and then choose the image you need to edit.
  • Next, the app will automatically make your image background transparent.
  • Download a plain color white and then go to the app and import it to make it the background for your image.

Conclusion

FeaturesApowersoft Background EraserKnockOut-MixPhoto RoomMagic Eraser Background EditorSimple Background Changer Automatic Background Changer
FreeOffers free trials before purchaseOffers free trials before purchaseWith watermarkWith watermark
Built-in Background colors
Offers backdrop templates
Automatic background removal

If you are looking for reliable white out background apps, you might as well refer to the tools mentioned above. Those tools will help you make your background color white quickly and easily. Comment if you have suggestions or if we missed the tools you are currently using.

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