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I just want a subset of the photos/videos I have in my phone to be synchronized with the cloud. For example:

  • Photos/videos of my wife/daughter/family --> OK
  • Photos/videos of places I visit --> OK
  • Random memes / funny images I receive via chat apps --> NO
  • Screenshots --> NO
  • ...

Easy solution (in my opinion): every time I take a photo/video, I'm asked if I want to upload it to a cloud provider.

Another option: just upload the images/videos with a specific tag

Maybe too much: image recognition / ML. The phone recognizes faces / people in the images / videos and learn from my decissions. In the long term, the phone would know I just want to upload the photos of my family, my dog, or whatever.

So, I'm trying to run away from the make a copy of EVERY picture / video you take approach.

Is it possible right now with an Android phone?

  • Welcome to Android Enthusiasts! Please note that recommendations like Is there an app for X are off-topic here (see What topics can I ask about here? for details). For where your question might fit better, you might want to look into Where can I ask questions that aren't Android Enthusiast questions? and Where to ask for app recommendations?. – Izzy May 15 '18 at 22:23
  • Wow. Sorry for that. And thanks for the links! – Jorge Arévalo May 17 '18 at 21:31
  • Another one would be the corresponding section in my app lists: Photo Backups :) – Izzy May 18 '18 at 6:09
  • That's a nice project! And OpenSource! Already installed ;-) Just a question: does it really backup videos? (App shows the option but github page says no) – Jorge Arévalo May 18 '18 at 7:14
  • I have not tried it myself (you just got me confused: the "Photo Backups" in my above link is the name of the list – from the context I assume you're referring to the app named PhotoBackup (without the blank). But to your question, quoting from its Github page: "It does not backup videos." (emphasis mine). – Izzy May 18 '18 at 9:09

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