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A question I get asked quite a lot is where
is the best place to store your images or photos online, as many people want to be able
to upload their photos online so they can view them with other computers or maybe on
their mobile phone when out and about. When they go to family's house, they want to share
their photos of their holiday, and you may not be able to store all your photos on your
phone due to lack of space. Plus, if you have too many images on your phone, then you're
not going to be able to store applications or your email or whatever you use your phone
for, games. So people often want to be able to store their photos online. This
is a great way to store your photos, but I do stress that you should always store your
information or data in more than three places or three places. So I will store my own photos
on my external hard drive, one that's over here, which you can't see, maybe on my computer,
on my Mac in iPhoto, and then I'll store them on an online service. So I'm making sure I've
got my data in three places. So any important photos I might put on a disk as well. So I
will have links to my recommended hard drives in my blog. The link will be below this video.
I also will have a link to all of these services and a bit about them on my blog. So you can
go ahead and choose which one you wish to use. Let's go ahead and go through
a quick reason of using each of the services. The service I use right now is Picasa. Reason
why I use this is because I do use a lot of Google products right now, and as I'm a quite
keen Google+ user and I use Gmail a lot, I like to keep my space in one place, and I
think Google currently have 20 gigabytes worth of space for $5 a year, which is really cheap.
I can see this going up eventually. But to be more competitive, the less the company
is offering, but for now it's good tentative $5 a year, which with 20 gigabytes, you can't
go wrong. I can use that space for my Gmail and all the other features I use off Google
services. You've got a great editor, and you can download the Picasa program, which lets
you upload the photos and store them in albums. So you can go to a family member's house and
see the photos in your album. With Google+ you can also share particular photos with
particular people on Google+, as well as view them in a link of an album. So you can upload
a photo and hide a specific photo. Another great alternative to Picasa but a
bit more expensive, but been going on a bit longer, is Photobucket. You do get a free
ration of less than one gigabyte. However, Picasa if you're not a heavy Gmail user, you
do get about 2 gigabytes free I believe, on Picasa, but then this doesn't usually work
for Google services. You need to start using Google+ more. Adding photos you may need to
upgrade your plan. Photobucket lets you edit, hide photos, and share them with certain friends.
As most people have a Google account, at some point Picasa's great. And then you've
got Flickr, which is used by Yahoo! or owned by Yahoo!. You can sign in with a Google account
or Facebook. This could be a good feature if you want to sign in with only one account.
You can use your Facebook account. You do start off with a little bit of space, I believe
about 2 gigabytes worth of space. You can get unlimited storage on Flickr for about
$24 a year, I believe. As it's owned by Yahoo!, it's not going to go anywhere fast. It could
be a great choice. But both Flickr and Picasa or Google let you take your data with you.
So if the [inaudible 4:02] down, you can quickly edit and move the photos quickly. So they're
great storage. If you're not interested in having albums and sharing albums with friends
and family, two services I would recommend would be Box.net or Box.com it should be now,
but I will put a link below where the right version of this is, and Dropbox. These are
both services that let you have files on your computer, phones. At moment, on Box.com, you
can get 50 gigabytes of storage for free on your IOS Android device. This lets you store
more than photos. It lets you store movies and everything on here. But it does have a
file size limit of two gigabytes or a gigabyte, I think, for each file that can be uploaded.
And of course, you've got Dropbox, which will let you store and sync your files everywhere.
So if you're not interested in albums, which these three offer you, then these two
might be a good alternative as you can store them on your computer and you can obviously
view them on your computer and you can get Dropbox on your phone. I believe the same
with Box.com. Both of these let you view the photos on your phone online. So you don't
have to have them stored on you phone, but you can still access them online.
But my choice is definitely Picasa. I hope you found this video useful. Don't forget
you can view the blog post below. Don't forget if you have questions, you can ask them at
mdrtech.co.uk/answers. I hope you enjoyed this video. Until next time.}