Cloud Storage for Photos - What do you use?


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teknix360

Which cloud services do you use to store your photos?

 

I have around 50GB and increasing of photos now, and I am looking for the best place to store these photos in the cloud. Right now I am using a combination of Dropbox, Box.net, and Google Drive to store them all. It's a hassle to remember which photos are on which service. I am currently using the free level of all of those sites, which is why they are split up between the 3. :wacko:

 

I am looking to do this the right way now, and purchase cloud space to store my photos properly. My requirements are a service that has browser based access, folder sync across PCs, and an Android app. I am looking at purchasing additional GB from Google Drive or maybe SkyDrive. I like sorting my photos into folders, so Flickr doesn't work for me. I do have paid webhosting, but I've never been able to find a reliable, easy to use gallery web app. 

 

Anyway, I would like to hear what everyone else uses.  :yes:

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nekkidtruth

I was using Dropbox (53GB) exclusively however, now I'm just allowing Android to upload photos to G+ (15GB) automatically because of some of the features (Free unlimited space if I knock down the resolution and photo editing/enhancing).

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The Dark Knight

Low resolution (for viewing and sharing) - Google+

High resolution (for backup/archiving) - Amazon Glacier

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Skiver

Mega is pretty decent, 50GB for free, I use that to backup my photo's taken from my phone.

 

I also use Flickr to an extent but that's only photograph's I think are worthy of showing to the world, although you can choose to disable public viewing and flickr gives you 1TB of storage.

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zhangm

I just let Skydrive handle it. Works nicely, especially with the bonus storage space from Office 365.

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Draconian Guppy

Man I wish I had a fast enough internet connection to upload my 50gb worth of photos to somewhere, anywhere!

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Aergan

SkyDrive

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Shadrack

Mega is pretty decent, 50GB for free, I use that to backup my photo's taken from my phone.

 

I also use Flickr to an extent but that's only photograph's I think are worthy of showing to the world, although you can choose to disable public viewing and flickr gives you 1TB of storage.

 

I'm using Flickr at the moment.  All my photo uploads are automatically set to Private.

 

It works pretty well for what it is, but I do have a few complains (for what it is worth):

 

* Downloading "actual size" pictures off the web interface takes an insane amount of clicks and isn't supported currently in the new "beta" version.

* No way to select multiple photos for download

* No way to link a photo directly (like if I wanted to include a picture in this message right here, I'd have to use a service like Imgur)

* The website and the mobile app default to a very inactive "news feed" because Yahoo wants very desperately for Flickr to compete with social sites like Instagram.  Vast majority of users are using it for the 1TB cloud storage.  Just annoying to have to switch to my photostream every time I open the app.

 

If Yahoo can fix those things, then I think Flickr would be ideal.

 

I'd prefer something more like Dropbox I think now...just I don't want to pay for the solution.  I have about 25GB worth of photos.

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Ambroos

Nowhere, I have a RAID setup at home (two mirrored disks) and a monthly backup of that RAID that is usually over at my grandparent's on an encrypted external HDD.

 

I've got about 400GB of photos, most in RAW. It'd take me three months with my data limit to get them uploaded anywhere...

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Rudie32

I  use google plus now that it uploads my pictures at full resolution. I really like the auto upload feature so i never lose a picture. Rather helpful.

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winrez

all photos I take are automatically uploaded to skydrive

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McKay

I got the 50GB free Dropbox storage when I got my Galaxy S4. Sadly it didn't go to 100GB when my Note 3 came with 50GB free advertised. They auto upload there.

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TAZMINATOR

Man I wish I had a fast enough internet connection to upload my 50gb worth of photos to somewhere, anywhere!

You can use media server and you save your photos/videos on it and share them across the network with the rest of computers/devices...

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Marshall

After doing the things outlined in the image below, I now have 100 GB of storage for free.

 

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Growled

I use G+ and Google Drive.

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Damo R.

After doing the things outlined in the image below, I now have 100 GB of storage for free.

 

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:| it says the most you can get is 16gb in referrals?

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teknix360

:| it says the most you can get is 16gb in referrals?

Yeah I've done all those things too (only 1 friend referral), but I only have 8GB. :\

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Marshall

I'm not sure why I have that much, but all I did was complete the list. I've never paid a dime.

 

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Edit: I think I only referred one person as well.

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teknix360

I'm not sure why I have that much, but all I did was complete the list. I've never paid a dime.

 

 

Edit: I think I only referred one person as well.

 

Wow, that's crazy! You must have joined at a special time or something. When I signed up I only got 2GB free and have earned only 5GB extra. I am super jealous.  :cry:

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Marshall

Apparently I received the bulk of my storage space from a Samsung promotion. All I did was link my account onto my Samsung Galaxy tablet. It was only one tablet, which is weird that it's showing 2 instances. :/

 

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Edit: The sad part is I only have 272 MB used and will probably never use the rest. :)

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Dane

I use box.  50 Gig,  I'll probably use Skydrive.  But awhile Skydrive said they deleted and closed accounts if the pictures  violated their TOS.  So questionable stuff will goto Skydrive, and everything else box.

 

 

When I get a surface 2 I'll take it to work, load the pictures and upload it,  30+ Upload speed.  Shouldn't be too long.

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snaphat (Myles Landwehr)

There's also copy.com. It operates like dropbox and also does delta syncing like it. It has 5GB per referral. I think it 15GB starting out and 20GB if you start out having been referred by someone (If anyone wanted a referral link, I'd send it over PM).

 

I"m still not sold on it, but I keep my options for cloud storage open and it seems to have the best potential for space in terms of the unlimited 5GB per referral thing. 

 

Client wise, I like dropbox the best though. So, I actually keep my pictures in dropbox (with AES encryption to the cloud).

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Skiver

I'm using Flickr at the moment.  All my photo uploads are automatically set to Private.

 

It works pretty well for what it is, but I do have a few complains (for what it is worth):

 

* Downloading "actual size" pictures off the web interface takes an insane amount of clicks and isn't supported currently in the new "beta" version.

* No way to select multiple photos for download

* No way to link a photo directly (like if I wanted to include a picture in this message right here, I'd have to use a service like Imgur)

* The website and the mobile app default to a very inactive "news feed" because Yahoo wants very desperately for Flickr to compete with social sites like Instagram.  Vast majority of users are using it for the 1TB cloud storage.  Just annoying to have to switch to my photostream every time I open the app.

 

If Yahoo can fix those things, then I think Flickr would be ideal.

 

I'd prefer something more like Dropbox I think now...just I don't want to pay for the solution.  I have about 25GB worth of photos.

Yeah I agree, Flickr is more of a host and keep then access and download type thing and isn't really in the same place as Dropbox.

One thing I can suggest for the linking issue is this; http://flickr.argote.mx/. One of the users here wrote it and is quite handy for getting links.

 

If it is only 25GB then I would recommend Mega, they don't have a desktop sync app but there is a smartphone app that you can use to browse the content and its free for 50GB storage.

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