Whether it's the end of the school year, the end of Summer or after the Holidays...I always have a lot of photos. As a photographer, it's my go to. But when I'm at home with my family or out and about...I don't really need my DSLR camera. I prefer my phone. The one thing that freaks me out though, is losing it or something happening to my phone and then losing my images.
So that is why I've started backing up my phone's pictures automatically to cloud storage...and it's been so wonderful. If you're thinking of doing the same thing, and wonder what services might be best for you...then here are some of my personal favs to help you out.
Amazon Prime Photos
You automatically get 5GB for free with your Amazon account. But if you want unlimited storage than Amazon Prime Photos is the way to go. With their service you can upload photos directly to the cloud from your computer or you can automatically back up the photos from your phone. It's so easy. Literally set and forget. I've used their service for years and now that it is a part of Amazon Prime, I get free two day shipping as well. Win win. Even better- you can invite up to 5 family members to also receive unlimited storage and you can all add photos to a family vault!
Google Photos is a free service and it automatically comes with your Google account. So if you have Gmail, you're all set. All you need to do is go into your account and turn on the auto back up option (you can also do so via your phone). There's a limit to how much storage you get, but if you want additional storage, it's available. I pay around $1.99 per month for this.
All of these services I have used. All of them I trust...and all of them are easy to set up. You don't have to use them all but perhaps one might work for you the best.
I will say one more thing though. If you are going to upload your images to a digital source, also consider downloading your phone's photos to an additional storage area. For example, a computer or external hard drive. Perhaps even get your images printed.
These digital services are great, But in this digital day and age, they are only 1 back up source. If you upload your photos to your computer, for example, or get the images printed...you can always pull the images from your computer if something were to happen. Or, you can get an additional copy from an image. Digitally, however...once your images are gone...they're gone.
Just a word of advice.
Now Onto You
Which cloud service do you love to use for your photos? Let me know in the comments below.