Commit To The Cloud

What do YOU do with the hundreds of photos you snap on your phone every day? Possibly you upload them to Instagram or other social media sites. Wait for the likes to roll in and move on to the next one. But then what? All those memories and magical moments captured on your camera roll and going nowhere.

For many of us the idea of simply deleting them isn’t going to happen and the thought of dividing them up into albums is too time consuming. So how can we go about freeing up space on our devices and having photos accessible whenever you feel like browsing them for a trip down memory lane?

We take a look at some of the best online storage solutions. Back in the old days backing up your photos meant hours of burning them to CDs and then finding somewhere to put them so they wouldn’t get lost or scratched. Now we have the beauty and convenience of online or cloud storage.

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There are a great many on offer and each gives different packages that really allow you to choose your storage size, ranging from 1GB to 1TB. You’ll definitely find something that will suit your storage needs and your budget.

If you’re looking for free, easy to use storage then take a look at Dropbox. It will store all types of files and is very easy to access and navigate around. If you find your data has reached capacity then there are also upgrade options that are fairly reasonably priced. It’s also moderately secure, so that photo shoot you did with My Photos Forever will stay safe and sound.

If you’re looking to combine great storage with social interaction then you might consider Flickr. You have the option of keeping your account private or creating a public account, where people can leave a comment. You can upload up to 1,000 photos and videos for free or upgrade to a FlickrPro account for unlimited uploads.

The only drawback is that you can’t upload RAW files but for most happy snappers, this won’t be an issue.

Finally, you might want to take a look at Google Drive. It’s certainly not quite as straightforward as Dropbox but does have the benefit of storing unlimited photos and giving access to some of Google’s other Apps as well. You’ll also find searching for your photos through location and date a piece of cake, thanks to Google’s powerful search tools.

Whether you’re a lifestyle blogger needing somewhere to store your page photos or just have a serious amount of holiday and everyday life snaps on your phone, it’s time to set an afternoon aside and start uploading them to online storage that’s easy to access and easy to navigate.

Choose from publically accessible or completely private to protect your privacy.

Then you’ll have plenty more room to start your collection from scratch all over again. Knowing there’ll be safe and sound just a few clicks away.

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