Half of mobile phone photographers store at least some of their photos in the cloud

Half of mobile phone photographers store at least some of their photos in the cloud
Remember the good old days when you would store your photographs in a shoebox, stuffed in a drawer or a closet? Along came the mobile phone revolution, and you would snap picture after picture without any regard for storage. Of course, you would eventually find yourself close to running out of native memory on your phone, and while microSD cards could be an answer, not every handset is equipped with a microSD slot. Besides, microSD cards need to be catagorized so you don't forget which pictures are on each card. And if you don't have your collection of microSD cards on your person, you can't show off the pictures you've stored on them.

Along came cloud based storage, and photographers had a place to keep their photos without having to hide something away in a drawer. And accessing photos from the cloud is quick and easy. As long as you have an internet or Wi-Fi connection, you can call up the pictures any time. A survey conducted by Suite 48 Analytics reveals that half of those who responded, store at least some of their pictures in the cloud. 16% of those surveyed said that they keep all of their photographs there, while 37% store only their most important images in the cloud.

43% of those surveyed say that use the cloud to backup their photos. That was the number one reason given by mobile phone photographers for employing the cloud. 28% say they store photos in the cloud so that their pictures could be accessed by multiple devices. 20% use the cloud to store photos in order to free up native storage space on their handset.

With all of the advantages of using the cloud to store your photographs, why wouldn't everyone use it? Well, 39% of the respondents worry about privacy issues, and 32% say that they don't understand the cloud, and how using it can help them. As for which service is favored by those surveyed, Google Drive and Dropbox were neck and neck with 30% and 29% using the two services respectively. Apple's iCloud was named the best cloud service by 22% of those surveyed, followed by Flickr (7%) and SkyDrive (6%).

source: Suite48Analytics via TheNextWeb, SlashGear

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