Choosing the best Cloud Storage for your Photo storage:

Cloud platform Sharing, choosing the best one

What do you do when you want to digitize special moment, no, any moment? You will take your smartphone and just tap on the screen. This technology is something we are blessed by, but nothing is achieved with perfection. There is a problem that sticks with it and it's that, all these photos can really fill up your space in both your cellphone as well as in PC.

How easy would it have been if we could just give up on some photos to create space? Every uploads on social media is just not option to feed our soul from capturing moments of our life. The problem with it: It's a long route to get particular picture of a moment. So,how many external storage will we keep spending on and build a stack around in one part of our room?

In order to put some weight off, these following popular cloud-based photo storage services will help you feed your inner photographer and help you maintain your dose of clicks.

Have a Look on these Five Popular Choices:

Google Photos:

Google Photos is a new and recent addition by Google. It seems that Google Photos have merged every best feature of other services and offered into one awesome offering. Available on Android and iOs or Web Browser, the Google Photos offers it's users unlimited data storage for free on their standard size.
Google-made-app always has smooth and neat user interface with smart features. Google Photos displays, organizes, and shares your pictures better than anything available. In fact, it’s the display and organization where this product really stands out. Google photos categorizes images with People, Places, and Things tags, uses facial recognition, GPS location, and image search capabilities to make searching your photos easier than ever before.
Indeed they are great features, but you might want to hold your horses. After uploading his photos to Google’s service, Fortune’s Philip Elmer-DeWitt had second thoughts about Google’s use of his data. So, be very clear about Google's T/C and their accessibility towards your photos before you start uploading to Google's cloud.

Apple iCloud:

You own a Apple the you are pretty familiar with Apple's iCloud. There is a huge possibility that you have been using it through something called "Photo Stream" and there is a chance you don't know about it. It's kind of confusing , but then again it is Apple. As a matter of fact, there are two online photo storage solutions which Apple provides.

  •  Photo Stream: Which stores 1,000 of most recent photos in the cloud, which can be accesed from all Apple device for free.
  • iCloud Photo Library: Backs up all your photos which is free for first 5 Gigs. Then again, what can you do in such congested space, so Apple charges $9.99 for 20 Gigs and $20 for 1 TB per month.
Since it's for only Apple users, it can't be compared with other services. But if we do compare features, it's simply class ahead of others, in Apple User's own perspective. The photos can be accessed with any of the Apple's devices, printed via Apple's printing service and RAW file compatibility. It even figures out duplicate photos and deletes them, saving user space.

 Amazon Cloud Drive:

What happens when one of the E-Commerce giant steps into the Cloud business? It's merry-time for all of us. Amazon Cloud Drive let's you beam your digital content in their cloud, whether it's from your mobile app, browser or desktop program. Amazon Cloud Drive is compatible with Android, Windows, iOS and Mac, a cross-platform nature.
User can access their photos using Amazon drive's sleek timeline layout which makes easier to find the photos you are looking for, no matter how many of them you have. You can delete your photos from the phone and still see those photos in your Cloud storage.

Amazon claims it's user content are secured by world class security and to be 100% safe which is a great promise but the current user's often complain the slow connectivity than it should be. But then again, if you are getting a flexible space with affordable price and photos to be stored on their full resolution, why not bother waiting?

General pricing starts form $11.99 a year for unlimited photo storage and 5 GB for Video and for $59.99 a year, you can upload anything, because it's unlimited (one of the feature of Amazon Prime memebership). If you start now you can get a 3 months of free trial of any of those plans.


Flickr has been every photographers favorite spot to store their artistic content. Providing it's service since 2004, it's probably storing people's photo longer than any of the listed services. In order to attract new users, Flickr announced last year that it’s offering a free terabyte of storage for every user, or unlimited storage for $25 per year. The free option is ad-supported, which means in addition to your selfies, you’ll also be looking at glam shots of models and products, but that’s the price of gratis.
Yahoo bought Flickr in 2005 and is making implementing every single possibilities in-order to build it's image back.

DropBox Carousel:

A longtime favorite for storing files in the cloud, Dropbox released its Carousel app last year to make it easier for users to access web-archived photos. Though it started as one of the first cloud-based storage options, Dropbox’s free offering of two gigabytes is now far under par compared to the competition. The good news, however, is that its one terabyte for $10 per month deal is a better than average value—and if you can’t fill all that space with photos of your kids, you can store other files in there as well.
Carousel excels for those who use a wide range of devices, because Dropbox is compatible with operating systems ranging from Android to Ubuntu. Additionally, Carousel plays nicely with most social networks, letting users post images and videos online without a hitch. And sharing photos with others is as easy with Carousel as it is with Dropbox, which is to say, you can send over secure download links. If recipients also have Carousel, it’s a much better experience, keeping the photo transfer within the app. But since this application isn’t linked to an operating system like iOS or Android, it’s unlikely that you’ll encounter that coincidence.

Divya Mulmi
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