Online Storage

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by kgeissler, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. kgeissler

    kgeissler Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 25, 2012
    Rowlett, TX
    What does everyone use for online storage of your photos? I currently use Picasa/Google+, but am looking from something new. I want to easily be able to upload full res JPG's. I mainly use it as a backup of my photos, plus online storage makes it easy for me to share my pics with others. So I would like to be able easily download my entire collection quickly and easily if needed.

    One good thing about my Google account is that I bought the storage before they raised their prices. So I only pay $5 a year for 30GB of storage.
     
  2. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    I use the Google Cloud- no problems yet!
     
  3. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    smugmug for my full jpeg archive basically. crashplan for my complete data backup. flickr for just a stream of anything really. g+ sorta mirrors flickr at the free 2048 max res just to have.
     
  4. M4/3

    M4/3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dumped Photobucket because of their new slow and complicated new interface in favor of simple and easy to use imageshack.com
     
  5. jziegler

    jziegler Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 15, 2012
    Salem County, New Jersey
    James
    Smugmug will do what you are looking for. You can upload full size jpegs (well, there is a file size limit, but I don't think anything other than a D800 of MF will reach it), and unlimited storage space. Their basic account is more expensive than you're paying now for storage with Google, but it is a more full-featured site.
     
  6. mblevins

    mblevins Mu-43 Rookie

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    Mar 4, 2013
    +1 for Smugmug.
     
  7. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    I've been using Smugmug since 2005 (IIRC). +1 for Smugmug.

    Gary
     
  8. kgeissler

    kgeissler Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 25, 2012
    Rowlett, TX
    Started my two week trial of Smugmug. I am really liking it! Thanks for the suggestion everyone!
     
  9. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Anyone using bitcasa? Interesting premise for a very reasonable price for unlimited cloud storage.

    Sent from my iPhone using Mu-43 App
     
  10. Geoff3DMN

    Geoff3DMN Mu-43 Veteran

    Another +1 for SmugMug... great service and reliable hosting.
     
  11. Pecos

    Pecos Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 20, 2013
    The Natural State
    I use a Synology Disk Station at home and another one off-site. More expense, but it's under my control. When I want others to see my files I post a smaller-size file in my Dropbox folder. Nobody wants to see all my photos, not even me!
     
  12. kgeissler

    kgeissler Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 25, 2012
    Rowlett, TX
    I also have a Synology server at home, but use online storage as a "just in case". I would hate to lose my pics if my house burned down or something. :)

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
     
  13. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    I still hve my SmugMug account that I opened in 2006, but I have been using Zenfolio for the past year. SmugMug had a few organizational challenges last year which I would not have antiipated, and it reminded me that relying on a third party to protect my images has its own set of issues. "Sneaker net" is still a viable solution for me as I can always store drives at work.

    Good luck,

    --Ken
     
  14. marcsitkin

    marcsitkin Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 24, 2013
    Harwich, MA USA
    Marc Sitkin
    Zenfolio
     
  15. quatchi

    quatchi Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 17, 2012
    Munich, Germany
    Is it possible to use Smugmug or Zenfolio to upload RAW files as well?

    Does anyone use Amazon S3 (for off-site backup)?
     
  16. jziegler

    jziegler Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 15, 2012
    Salem County, New Jersey
    James
    Smugmug has an option (additional cost) called SmugVault that allows you to upload RAW files. They are then stored (I think) on Amazon S3.
     
  17. Pecos

    Pecos Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 20, 2013
    The Natural State
    Me, too. That's why I have another Synology server off-site. You may have a friend who'd share in the setup and expense.
     
  18. RickinAust

    RickinAust Mu-43 Regular

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  19. woof

    woof Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 18, 2011
    The present.
    Zenfolio.