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Uploading photos to the Cloud

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#1 Photographa



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 01:38 AM

One of the easiest and quickest ways to get photos from your smartphone to your computer is through the cloud. When you snap a photo, it can be automatically uploaded to a service and loaded onto your computer, where it's ready for processing and sharing.


iCloud Photo Streams

  • 1,000 most recent photos
  • Full Resolution - No Storage Limit
  • Must be on WiFi for upload
  • Automatic background upload on iOS.
  • Incompatible with Android or Windows Phone
  • Must save these photos on your Mac through iPhoto or Aperture

Dropbox Camera Auto-Upload

  • Unlimited full-resolution photos, limited only by your storage limit.
  • WiFi or Mobile Data upload, you choose
  • Photos automatically download to your computers.
  • Cross-Platform
  • Must open Dropbox app for automatic upload on iOS.

Google+ Automatic Camera Upload

  • Full resolution uses your 15GB limit, auto-resized photos don't count against storage limit.
  • WiFi or Mobile Data upload, you choose.
  • No easy way to download all photos onto your computer.
  • Cross-Platform
  • Must open Google+ app for automatic upload on iOS.


What services do you use, and what are its benefits and drawbacks?

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#2 Sharon



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:53 AM

I love to use Dropbox.  It's the fastest way I believe to transfer photos from mobile to computer or mobile to mobile or computer to computer (other than using a flashdrive or upload directly from a memory card.  I use it for work and personal uses.  I went on vacation with my best friend to California and we had collectively taken 600 photographs with multiple devices (mobile phones & digital camera).  We were able to combine collections with ease with dropbox.

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