Community Essentials Plus PikaPods
Price FREE € 2.00 / mo from € 6.00 / mo from $ 6.50 / mo
Installation Self-Hosted Self-Hosted Self-Hosted Fully Managed
Help & Support Public Forums &
Community Chat
Public Forums &
Community Chat
Private Chat Provider
Storage Limit unlimited unlimited unlimited flexible
Instances unlimited personal use personal use flexible
Back Our Mission
Full Data Ownership
Regular Updates
AGPL License
Plus License
Docker Images
Linux Packages
Build from Source
Invoice with VAT-ID
Mobile Apps PWA & PhotoSync PWA & PhotoSync PWA & PhotoSync PWA & PhotoSync
Accessible over the Internet optional optional optional
Access Control
Account Roles Super Admin, Admin Super Admin, Admin, User, Viewer, Guest Super Admin, Admin, User, Viewer, Guest Super Admin, Admin, User, Viewer, Guest
Admin Web UI
CLI Commands
Login with 2FA
App Passwords
Client Credentials
Session Monitoring
Advanced Security
Custom Rate Limits
Media Library
Keep Folder Structure
Duplicate Detection
Scheduled Indexing
Automatic Stacking
Automatic Organization optional optional optional optional
Supported File Formats
Maximum Resolution 900 MP 900 MP 900 MP 150 MP
RAW Images
Live Photos
Motion Photos
Animated GIFs
Vector Graphics
Metadata Compatibility
ICC Color Profiles
Exif Metadata
Google Photos
ExifTool JSON
YAML Sidecar Files
XMP Sidecar Files partially partially partially partially
Artificial Intelligence
Face Recognition
Image Classification
NSFW Detector
Powerful Filters
Fast Scrolling
Sort Results
Maps & Places
Interactive World Maps High-Resolution
Vector Map
3D Vector &
Satellite Maps
3D Vector &
Satellite Maps
3D Vector &
Satellite Maps
Reverse Geocoding Rate Limited No Request Limit &
Redundant API
No Request Limit &
Redundant API
No Request Limit &
Redundant API
Location Estimates
Location Updates
Edit Metadata
Quality Review
Archive & Delete
Hide Private
Hide People
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WebDAV Upload
Download as ZIP
Album Links
File Links hourglass_top hourglass_top hourglass_top hourglass_top
Remote Access
WebDAV Server
Web Upload & Download
HTTPS optional optional optional
Domain Name optional optional optional
VPN optional optional optional
Database Backups
Remote File Sync
YAML Sidecar Files
User Interface
Multiple Languages
Premium Themes
Advanced Settings
Mobile App (PWA)
Login Wallpaper
Legal Information
Social Preview
Hardware Video Transcoding
Content Delivery Network (CDN) optional optional optional optional
Community Essentials Plus PikaPods
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By using the software and services we provide, you agree to our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and Code of Conduct. Essentials and Plus Memberships are billed annually. When you sign up, you will be charged automatically at the beginning of each billing period until you cancel your membership. You may cancel at any time. No refund or credit for partial billing periods.

1 For more information, see our detailed feature comparison chart and Membership FAQ. We recommend that new users install our free Community Edition before signing up for a membership.

2 PhotoPrism® Plus includes a web user interface for account and session management, in addition to the command-line interface available in all editions.