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Recommendations for Online Image Storage - Cloud Services

Cloud storage is a term that refers to online space that you can use to store your data, including images. As well as keeping a backup of your images on physical storage devices such as external hard drives or USB flash drives, cloud storage provides a secure way to remotely store your important content.

Online storage solutions are usually provided using a large network of virtual servers that come with tools for managing files and organizing your virtual storage space.

Definition from: What Is Cloud Storage?


The cloud can provide virtually limitless storage. Plus, you can access your photos anywhere with an internet connection. 

You will want to be sure to upload your images to your cloud sharing service at least once a month and after any major events. 


There are a great number of cloud storage and sharing services available. You can see this by doing a search for 'Best Cloud Service'.

Here's a rundown of a few excellent options complied from these helpful documents:


Dropbox

Perhaps the biggest and best-known name in cloud storage, Dropbox is many people’s first and last experience of a cloud provider. They are a highly popular choice for personal storage, thanks to their simple interface and competitive pricing. For $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year you get a massive 1,000GB of space, with 2GB for free. Dropbox is available for Windows, Mac and Linux users.

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Microsoft OneDrive 

Formerly called SkyDrive, OneDrive is an online storage service from Microsoft. Everyone gets 5 GB of free space when they sign up.

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Google Drive

The giant of the web, Google provides a reliable and low-cost solution for cloud storage (and much more besides). You get 15GB of free storage, and if you need more it’s just $1.99 a month for 100GB, or $23.88 per year. You can use Google Drive on unlimited machines, but there’s no Linux option – just Windows and Mac.

The catch is privacy.

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Apple iCloud 

iCloud comes with 5 GB of free iCloud storage. You can upgrade to more storage for a small monthly charge.

Great for Apple users.

iCloud securely stores photos, videos, documents, music, apps, and more—and keeps them updated across all your devices. It lets you easily share photos, calendars, locations, and more with friends and family. You can even use iCloud to help you find your device if you lose it.

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Mega

Get 50 GB of free cloud storage with MEGA. MEGA offers secure end-to-end encryption to help combat a breach in privacy.

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Note: 1GB equals about 175 pics from a 16-megapixel camera.

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