Gush: A good option to backup all your photos online for free!
Gush is still in invite mode though it should be easy to get one.
I have been using it myself for a couple of days now and it could turn into a solid platform for backing up your photos.
They are offering their services for free. The idea is to generate money through value added services like prints etc.
I was not really interested in posting about them after I realized that the photos being uploaded through their desktop client were being compressed for storage. They were retaining the dimensions but were lowering the quality.
But the company developers have just updated us that they have changed their policy based on user feedback and their desktop client would now upload original photos for storage online.
The service already features connectivity with Facebook so it can import all your photos from there automatically.
They are working on adding support for more services including Instagram and Flickr which I think would be pretty awesome. Consider this, all your Flickr photos would be backed up here automatically!
Gush does not showcase themselves as a photo backup platform. They are more about collecting all your photos from all sources at a single place. But for me, it does look more useful as a backup service.
They aim to make it fun to share photos quickly with your friends and family. The service already allows you to share photos on Facebook quickly with a single click (or a keyboard shortcut)!
They are probably going to make it much more powerful as they add more services in the future.
For now, they are still in heavy development. Only basic features are offered. You cannot download your uploaded photos right now. You cannot even access your original photos for now.
All of these features would come in the near future.
PS. One thing that might annoy you about them… They are automatically categorizing photos in different sections like:
Shared on Facebook
By Camera Settings
There are no options to create sections of your own choice right now. This could also be changed in the future.