What cloud backup are you using for photos & videos?

acm1108

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Jul 29, 2013
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What is everyone using?

I'm looking for an app that'll automatically back-up photos & videos I take.
Whether it's OneDrive, Flickr, SugarSync, Google Drive... etc

iCloud Photo Backup isn't what I thought it was going to be. I thought iCloud Drive would store the photos to alleviate space on my device, but I was wrong.
 

Crusoe

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Feb 6, 2014
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What is everyone using?

I'm looking for an app that'll automatically back-up photos & videos I take.
Whether it's OneDrive, Flickr, SugarSync, Google Drive... etc

iCloud Photo Backup isn't what I thought it was going to be. I thought iCloud Drive would store the photos to alleviate space on my device, but I was wrong.
I use Dropbox to automatically backup all photos and videos. Then I take a copy of each and store it in a separate location on my MBA (I'm unreasonably paranoid about losing all of my Dropbox content). Then I sync them back to my iPhone albums. I also take an external disk backup of my MBA, although I don't quite manage best practice by keeping it in another location separate from my MBA.

Dropbox is for me the most seamless solution, but I don't rely on it always being there.
 

acm1108

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Original poster
Jul 29, 2013
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I use Dropbox to automatically backup all photos and videos. Then I take a copy of each and store it in a separate location on my MBA (I'm unreasonably paranoid about losing all of my Dropbox content). Then I sync them back to my iPhone albums. I also take an external disk backup of my MBA, although I don't quite manage best practice by keeping it in another location separate from my MBA.

Dropbox is for me the most seamless solution, but I don't rely on it always being there.
I thought Dropbox had more than just 1 pricing option. Assuming you pay the $10 bucks a month, do you find it worth it?
 

rhett7660

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I also use Dropbox for my photos. Once I am infront of my computer, I download them to iPhoto.

I have a rather large amount of storage that I have worked up (all free) so I don't really worry about storage limits for my devices.
 

Crusoe

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Feb 6, 2014
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I thought Dropbox had more than just 1 pricing option. Assuming you pay the $10 bucks a month, do you find it worth it?
I use the free option. With the various bonus space gifts they've given out over time I have 7.4 GB, which is sufficient for my most important files and photos.
 

qtrim

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Oct 7, 2011
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About a month ago I abandoned DropBox and PhotoStream and went all in with OneDrive and it's 40gigs of free storage. I moved my whole 15gig photos folder to OneDrive. Turn on iOS background photo sync in OneDrive and you're all set.
 
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