Do you store your photos on the cloud and which service do you use?
by Preslav Kateliev / Jul 17, 2017, 9:02 AM
Google's Photos service is among the most popular ones out there since it gives you infinite storage for your images, as long as you allow it to compress them a bit. Of course, you can also save your original photos with no alterations made to them, but that eats through your Drive storage, which can be expanded by paying Google some money.
Apple's iCloud can also store your photos, but has no “infinite” option like Google — you pretty much have to be on some kind of plan with Apple if you plan to keep your memorabilia on its cloud, and you will have to do some housekeeping from time to time to make sure that the storage isn't clogged by a bunch of terrible photos or screenshots.
You've also got 3rd party solutions like Dropbox, Microsoft's OneDrive, and others. So, do you use one and if you do — which one?
Which cloud service do you use for your photos?
Google Photos (Android user)
Google Photos (iPhone user)
3rd party cloud service (add in comments)
I just rely on social media to keep my noteworthy photos in my profile
I don't care about backing up, I regularly export my photos to my PC
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OneDrive here, it's the only one that works on Windows, iOS and Android. Dropbox works but I'm just used to OneDrive.
posted on Jul 17, 2017, 9:10 AM 0
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What if I use Google Photos on both iOS and Android, along with iCloud?
posted on Jul 17, 2017, 9:17 AM 1
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I surprised Google Drive wasn't on the list.
posted on Jul 17, 2017, 9:25 AM 1
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My option wasn't on here, I regularly move my photos to PC because that is how I back them up. They are on a PC and an external drive. I've taken nearly 10Gb worth of photos this month alone(Majority with a DSLR) and it's a pain to have them all uploaded to the cloud and downloaded as I need them. My phone does back up to Google Photos, but I've regularly got to delete those because I don't pay for a massive amount of storage.
posted on Jul 17, 2017, 10:12 AM 0
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I never put my sensitive data in any public cloud storage. If it's sensitive (ie not something I want to share with the whole world, including Trump), I only do automatic local backups via Titanium backup, then use FolderSync to automatically sync the Titanium backup directory to my Surface Pro and NAS.
posted on Jul 17, 2017, 11:07 AM 0
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Google Photos on Android It's the most intuitive and effortless option out there for photo storage and organization. It's also unequaled in regards to the number of photos you can store for free as that number is unlimited.
posted on Jul 17, 2017, 10:47 PM 0
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