Do you store your photos on the cloud and which service do you use?

Do you store your photos on the cloud and which service do you use?
Gone are the days of camera films with 30-something poses limiting us to only photographing the “important moments”. Gone are the days of 16 GB storage options severely crippling our phone's image and video storing capabilities. Now, we can take dozens of shots of that one rose we saw on the way to work, and we have some pretty hefty room and great cloud services that help us keep and transfer our memorabilia across devices, potentially keeping them forever.

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)
49.49%
Google Photos (iPhone user)
11.18%
iCloud storage
6.71%
3rd party cloud service (add in comments)
14.45%
I just rely on social media to keep my noteworthy photos in my profile
0.75%
I don't care about backing up, I regularly export my photos to my PC
17.43%

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30 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2141; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

OneDrive here, it's the only one that works on Windows, iOS and Android. Dropbox works but I'm just used to OneDrive.

10. mahima

Posts: 708; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

onedrive, me too

28. sgodsell

Posts: 6653; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

There should be an option for multiple sources.

19. billy_shears

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 06, 2013

me too, with the free 2 years 100 GB promotional deal that came with my Galaxy S7

21. miketer

Posts: 484; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

One drive user here too.

2. AmashAziz

Posts: 2869; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

What if I use Google Photos on both iOS and Android, along with iCloud?

15. TerryD

Posts: 540; Member since: May 09, 2017

You comment here and hope someone tallies them up

3. Big_D5

Posts: 40; Member since: Jun 13, 2014

OneDrive

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I use Google Drive to backup some pretty important data.

5. MKeditor

Posts: 97; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

I surprised Google Drive wasn't on the list.

9. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1503; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Technically the same storage location as Google photos isn't it?

24. Xperia14

Posts: 1195; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

It's about photos, and Google Photos uses Google Drive to store them.

6. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

how is OneDrive not on the list? haha oh, PA. oh, OneDrive is my answer.

7. slashas

Posts: 118; Member since: Jul 17, 2017

Amazon Prime photos

11. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Google Photos! It facilitated the process and enhanced the convenience of backing up photos. Google photos in the Android suite is what iMessage is for Apple. A great and hard-to-beat software product!

12. franscis_underwood

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 23, 2017

OneDrive by Microsoft

13. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1503; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

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.

14. gigicoaste

Posts: 429; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

personal cloud, to keep them safe and private.

16. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

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.

17. Lanx1998

Posts: 57; Member since: Mar 06, 2017

PC, Google Drive and OneDrive

18. Charlie2k

Posts: 98; Member since: Jan 11, 2016

Onedrive.

20. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

Amazon photo (prime)

22. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

i use many clouds services mega cloude / googel drive / googel photos / samsung cloud / drop box / one drive and i have 500tb storinator

23. rn9215

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

onedrive here, i am an office 365 subscriber.

25. Xperia14

Posts: 1195; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Google Drive.

26. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3934; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I use cloud storage for my porn.

27. AnnDroid

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

OneDrive, Google Photos and Amazon Prime photo backup. I also do a backup monthly to an external harddrive.

29. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Google photos

30. Scott93274

Posts: 6024; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

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.

31. Cicero

Posts: 1101; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

OneDrive for me.

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