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10-18-2009, 05:22 PM   #1
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Can anyone help me find the best online photo storage area. I am looking for fast and streamlined uploads. Safety and security are also important as I hope to delete all the files from my hard drive.

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Online, safety, and security don't usually mix well in the same sentence.

Why would you willingly delete your local copies (or at least make a backup on an external drive of some sort)?
10-18-2009, 05:52 PM   #3
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I agree. Absolutely no way in a million years would I hand over my only copy of my originals to some company that for all I know will go bankrupt next year and take all my files with it (like what happened with Digital Railroad - one of the most well-known such companies - last year). Chances are also next to zero that such a service would be as a cost effective as a simple external drive or two stored at a friend's house.
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I'm going to third those answer from legacy and Marc.External hard drive is the only safe option.With that,you have your downloads,which makes you in control of all your photos.

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If you're looking for online photo storage, I would recomend looking into Smugmug. They have lots of features (security, viewing, and such) for the money. This way you can control who has access to what. But I also agree with keeping a copy of files yourself too.
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I am going to fourth the answer that you should not rely on an external party to store all your valuable photos. Online photos are more for sharing/viewing photos but not for storage. Besides, I have no intention to upload the full size RAW files (takes time).

I would rather manage my own storage using various methods, DVD dual layer backup and storage array.
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DVDs are cheap, and external hard drives are not so bad either.

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I use Mozy to augment my own hard drive RAW backups. I like it pretty well and it's $5/mo for unlimited storage.

I use SmugMug for galleries and JPEG backup (though annoyingly I have to save some JPEGs at a lower quality setting to meet the unadvertised SmugMug 12mb limit on JPEG files.
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As stated above, you should just use oonline storage as a secondary storage, not as your primary archiving place.
Picassa gives you 1GB storage, Gmail gives 7GB+ for bulk storage (I think there's a 20MB limit on each email).
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If you've got a relative or friend willing to share some of their drive space with you, you can use Crashplan (free for personal use, once a day automated backup) to create a DIY online (and local) backup solution.

I use it to specifically backup my photo library to a local USB hard drive, my media PC, and to my brother (overseas) in addition to using OS X's Time Machine for general backup.
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QuoteOriginally posted by deadwolfbones Quote
I use Mozy to augment my own hard drive RAW backups. I like it pretty well and it's $5/mo for unlimited storage.

I use SmugMug for galleries and JPEG backup (though annoyingly I have to save some JPEGs at a lower quality setting to meet the unadvertised SmugMug 12mb limit on JPEG files.
Smugmug clearly states the file size limits in their plan comparison charts. With a Pro account, the limit for JPEGs is 24MB. They also offer a digital vault service for an additional fee. I didn't subscribe as I prefer to keep my back-ups under my control; it was a hard-learned lesson that I've never forgot.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Yonnie Quote
Smugmug clearly states the file size limits in their plan comparison charts. With a Pro account, the limit for JPEGs is 24MB. They also offer a digital vault service for an additional fee. I didn't subscribe as I prefer to keep my back-ups under my control; it was a hard-learned lesson that I've never forgot.
I merely meant that they don't go out of their way to mention it when you sign up. I'm not really upset about it--it just means resizing a few photos in photoshop after exporting from Lightroom.
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QuoteOriginally posted by deadwolfbones Quote
I merely meant that they don't go out of their way to mention it when you sign up. I'm not really upset about it--it just means resizing a few photos in photoshop after exporting from Lightroom.

No worries. I didn't get the impression that you were upset and didn't intend to provoke. I was just offering what I saw when I signed up a few years ago after reading through the plan comparisons and the FAQs.
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