Backing Up Photos: The Best Option

In today's day and age it is incredibly important to back up your work in order to prevent any disasters that may occur. With advancements in cloud technology, we are able to backup and access content anywhere in the world. This article will discuss which cloud options are the best for you by giving you the cons and pros of the major ones. This list is in no particular order:


Backing Up Photos The Best Option

In today's day and age it is incredibly important to back up your work in order to prevent any disasters that may occur. With advancements in cloud technology, we are able to backup and access content anywhere in the world. This article will discuss which cloud options are the best for you by giving you the cons and pros of the major ones. This list is in no particular order:


  1. Google Drive
  2. Google Drive is by far the most common and popular cloud option available. Just by having a Google email account, you are given 15GB of free space to backup your content -- and then only 1.99$ for the next 100GB. It is also very easy to create an account, making this the cheapest (per 100GB) and easiest cloud service out there.

    Pros:

      Free productivity of other apps
      Unlimited photos
      AI photo assistant
    Cons:
      Can be daunting

  3. OneDrive
  4. OneDrive is Microsoft’s version of the cloud service, giving 7GB of backup space with a free subscription to Microsoft. This plan is a little more expensive if you’re buying low amounts of storage space, but it becomes the cheapest/GB once you start buying much larger amounts. Unfortunately, it is mostly used for storing files than pictures.

    Pros:
      Free productivity suite thrown in
      Cheaper 1TB storage than the rest
    Cons:
      Less photo-focused than competition

  5. Dropbox
  6. Dropbox is the most expensive cloud storage service on this list, but it is also the easiest to use. Dropbox makes it easy to share files and build folders with other computers to share vasts amount of files between people. It is also very convenient because it is able to store any form of file (documents, videos, photos, etc.).

    Pros:
      Easy to use
      Stores any file type
      Proven legacy
    Cons:
      Expensive

  7. Flickr
  8. Flickr is the cheapest option on this list, as it is completely free. You are able to store massive amounts of files through this company, up to 1TB, for zero cost. Obviously though, this is not the most advanced storage space, and the add-ons that come with it are little to none.

    Pros:
      Free
      Gargantuan amounts of space
    Cons:
      Can’t store RAW files

-- article by Griffin D.