Storing photos and videos to minimize storage impact on S23?

migs_inc

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Getting an S23 with fixed storage so I want to minimize the impact of files stored on the camera. I have a Dropbox account and I have backed up photos and videos stored on Dropbox for years.

What I ideally want is to have the phone only store thumbnails locally, so I can see the image on the phone, and then download one or more photos or videos to the phone if I am in particular need. Are there settings that would allow me to do that?
 

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Dropbox probably doesn't have the same functionality as Google Photos, where you can select a "Free Up Space" option that automatically deletes photos from local storage that the app knows has already been backed up to the cloud. I assume you'd rather not use Google Photos for this, since you presumably pay for a lot of Dropbox storage already?
 

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OneDrive has this option too.

If you have an Office.com subscription, it includes 1TB of cloud storage.

I have had this for years and best deal out there.Screenshot_20230225_141619_Samsung%20Cloud.jpg

Sent from my SM-S918U using AC Forums mobile app. This is not a potato.
 

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I prefer to self host (big believer in the phrase, "The cloud is just some else’s hard drive.")

I use syncthing to transfer photos and videos to my home server. And then delete them off my local phone storage. For playback/access I view them off my Plex server through the Plex app.
 

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No, it is clearly not a potato nor any other vegetable. Thanks for your response and a laugh when one was needed.

Glad you got a laugh out of it. :D

I'm curious what that little tag means in @Talderon 's signature. Inside joke?:confused:

I am a fan of Stephen Colbert, and this is just one of the thing he says. My S23 Ultra is not a potato, and I just wanted to let everyone know. :p

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