Best solution to access all my photos online?

jerethi

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It's officially gotten to the point where I have too many pictures strewn across too many devices. I've decided I need to look into a solution that allows me to access all my photos from one central point on my computer and my smartphone. I'm thinking I need to look into some type of cloud storage solution, and I'd be curious if anyone on the forums has any experiences/thoughts to share on what the best services are, or if I'm missing something even more obvious. Can I only realistically look at services like Google drive, Dropbox, etc. or are there other solutions that specialize only in photos that would make things easier (e.g., I've thought about uploading more photos to Picasa web albums and using that as a clearinghouse for my photos/videos, but I'm not sure if it would really be adequate or not). Any thoughts anyone has on this is greatly appreciated!
 

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I use Dropbox. Rather than write all my assignments in an agenda, I just snap pictures of them and have them set to automatically upload. I can view all my pics across my tablet, phone, computer, and iTouch. The cool thing is you get some free data for every pic auto uploaded :) and if you sign in from an HTC Sense device, you get several free gigabytes of storage for 2 years, depending on Sense version. I believe Samsung Galaxy S3's are the same, except they get more.

Hope I helped! :)

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Picasa is great for photo storage/sharing. You can easily share or privatize the photos/albums as you like and have access from anywhere. The early data price is not that bad either if you need additional space. If you are looking to place everything in one place and keep locked away, with minimal sharing, then perhaps Dropbox, Drive or Box is more appropriate. Let us know what you decide on using and how it turns out.
 

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Picasa is great for photo storage/sharing. You can easily share or privatize the photos/albums as you like and have access from anywhere. The early data price is not that bad either if you need additional space. If you are looking to place everything in one place and keep locked away, with minimal sharing, then perhaps Dropbox, Drive or Box is more appropriate. Let us know what you decide on using and how it turns out.
Box is still pretty archaic and really only good for bulk storage, not daily access and browsing. I also find box to be very slow.
 

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I have found that Google+/Picasa to be the best solution for this. Not really the best, but better than other options. Mostly because for me, I have lots of photos and Google+ will at least give me unlimited space as long as the files are converted to 2048 which works for me for online sharing and viewing. I still keep the RAW files locally, as I shoot in RAW.
 

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i've used picasa for several years on my pc and now i use it on all of my android devices. i have all my picasa albums set to private so none of my pics can be seen by anyone unless i choose to share on google +.
 

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Are Picasa albums available to anyone if you make them public, or just folks with a Google email address? I seem to recall having an issue with that at one point.

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Are Picasa albums available to anyone if you make them public, or just folks with a Google email address? I seem to recall having an issue with that at one point.

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If you make them public then they are open to anyone, gmail acct not required.

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