What's The Best Way To Store iPhone Pics Online?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by -iKris-, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. -iKris- macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2010
    Hi! I'm wondering if there's an app or a service that would do the following for me:

    The moment I take a picture with my iPhone it gets sent to a permanent backup online where it can stay forever if I want it to, and that would also allow me to view it anytime I want to on my phone or other devices. It would also mean I never have to store photos on my phone (if I didn't want to), and everything would be cloud based.

    Kind of like a better version of photo stream without the limitations.

    Is there anything like this that just works seamlessly?
  2. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013

    I love it as it works across all platforms. Every phot I have taken with my iPhones and even my camera are there. Thousands of images or about 65gb

    It works well for me and my company. Everyone, no matter what device can open all our office files with a password anywhere anytime
  3. EarleD Guest

    Aug 1, 2013
    I use Dropbox too. Got 50gb for 2 years for free when I bought my Note 2. I plan on continuing when it expires.
  4. Agent-P macrumors 68030


    Dec 5, 2009
    The Tri-State Area
    SkyDrive would be another option. I also have a friend that uses Flickr to upload her photos.
  5. -iKris- thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2010
    Thanks for the replies! I didn't realise DropBox had an app that made it that easy to auto upload all pictures, so I think that's what I'll go with.

    If you take a lot of pictures, do you find it best to delete from you phone as you go and just have them stored on DropBox? Is that possible, or does deleting from your camera roll delete from DropBox?

    I'm also wondering when you upgrade your iPhone. Can you just wipe your phone and get everything you want on your new phone via DropBox?
  6. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I have around 4GB with Dropbox and most of what I store isn't photos. But I've not ever had an issue with being forced to delete photos. On the other hand I don't take massive amounts of pictures and I tend to delete most of them from time to time as I usually only have a few good pictures I want to keep. I'm mainly using Dropbox as a central depository for screen shots.

    Yes, you can wipe your phone. When you restore and then reinstall Dropbox all your content stored in Dropbox will be there on your device.

    Another option to consider is Facebook. True, it's a social site, but the app integrates into the OS. Of course it's manual uploads, but FB also has an option for auto uploading now and FB allows for unlimited storage. I've been uploading pics off my phones since late 2009 when I joined. I have several hundred on there, all full size and there's never been anything said about storage.

    You can set your account so that only you can see the pics. If you set up the auto upload you can specify before hand the permissions of who gets to see what. FB also gives you public links to your albums/individual pictures that allow those you give them to to see the albums/pictures. You can access it with any device that can run Facebook or any browser.

    I know, it's not the first thing people think about regarding photos, but it does have unlimited photo storage space.

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