Originally Posted by bw5972
Have you considered Google photos app?
Description from Wikipedia page is:
"Google Photos gives users free, unlimited storage for photos up to 16 megapixels and videos up to 1080p resolution. The service automatically analyzes photos, identifying various visual features and subjects. Users can search for anything in photos, with the service returning results from three major categories: People, Places, and Things. Google Photos recognizes faces, grouping similar ones together; geographic landmarks (such as the Eiffel Tower); and subject matter, including birthdays, buildings, animals, food, and more. Google implements different forms of machine learning into the Photos service, particularly its recognition of photo contents, as well as enabling features that can automatically generate albums, animate similar photos into quick videos, surface past memories at significant times, and improve the quality of photos and videos. In May 2017, Google announced several updates to Google Photos, including reminders for and suggested sharing of photos, shared photo libraries between two users, and physical albums, with Photos automatically suggesting collections based on face, location, trip, or other distinction."
I haven't tried to upload too many of my photos but all Photo software will give you some kind of automated organization capabilities.
Typically the basic level is organize by time and place, using metadata which is already in the photo files. If you take a lot of photos and videos with smart phones, all that data is recorded.
That's how Google Photos is doing it and the same for other software like Photos app. on iPhones and iPads will automatically group "collections" by time and place.
Now the other thing that photo software is doing is using machine learning (ML) and other AI techniques to recognize the types of things in images.
Face recognition requires the users to identify the names of people in a few photos and then once it has that data, it will process all your photos for all other instance of those people previously identified and automatically tag photos in which they appear.
The latest thing is object recognition, so it will detect mountains in photos and tag the photos as such.
But there are different approaches which has implications for privacy. Google will use the computing power of their servers in the cloud, so your photos are being analyzed by computers outside of your control.
Apple promises that image recognition is processed on your device so your photo isn't uploaded and processed, unless you set it to be uploaded.
I invest in storage because I have little interest in uploading my photos, especially my DSLR photos which are 25 MB each.
You also have to be wary of some sharing sites, which have terms that let them use your photos for their purposes without permission or compensation.