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Photographer

Manakins Studios

Posts: 43

Bellevue, Washington, US

Which service do you use or recommend? There are so many now.

Feb 13 13 03:20 pm Link

Photographer

Brett Hunt

Posts: 2081

Washington Court House, Ohio, US

I use dropbox don't know anything abut the others so no recommendation

Feb 13 13 03:22 pm Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

Dropbox is the only one of those I've even heard of. But I'll check them out.

Feb 13 13 03:23 pm Link

Photographer

FJR Photography

Posts: 6619

Pekin, Indiana, US

Dropbox, simple, efficient.

Feb 13 13 03:23 pm Link

Photographer

Gutterbound Notions

Posts: 100

Birmingham, Alabama, US

The one that doesn't sensor nudes.

Feb 13 13 04:10 pm Link

Photographer

exartica

Posts: 1330

Bowie, Maryland, US

Dropbox + BoxCryptor for actual security, though it also works with Google Drive and SkyDrive.

Feb 13 13 09:27 pm Link

Retoucher

Alejandro Crespo

Posts: 111

Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Using Gdrive. Same capabilities as DropBox + integration with google apps + more storage

Feb 13 13 09:57 pm Link

Photographer

Al Lock Photography

Posts: 16071

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

I use Dropbox. Works perfectly, currently using it with about 30 clients. And also able to backup websites using it.

Feb 14 13 01:27 pm Link

Photographer

ontherocks

Posts: 22605

Salem, Oregon, US

i use dropbox

Feb 14 13 01:59 pm Link

Photographer

enriquez photography

Posts: 98

Santa Rosa, California, US

drop box....

Feb 14 13 06:50 pm Link

Photographer

Steven A Thompson

Posts: 549

Los Angeles, California, US

Dropbox

Feb 14 13 06:53 pm Link

Photographer

Murray Richards

Posts: 6

Gosford, New South Wales, Australia

I did some work for an IT company a few months ago and their lawyer saw I was using Dropbox, his comment was that I "obviously haven't read the terms and conditions of Dropbox use, unless I don't care about any images stored on Dropbox being able to be used by them for any commercial purpose without compensation..."

I didn't use Dropbox often, but I have stopped using it.  Next time I go to use it, I might read their terms of use instead of just clicking ...

Feb 14 13 07:02 pm Link

Photographer

ArtisticPhotography

Posts: 7699

Buffalo, New York, US

I use 3 services.

Dropbox to share project work with clients, etc. It's very good for that but has limited space.

I use Sugarsync for syncing multiple computers. This syncs the entire documents directory. It keeps me having the same files, no matter what computer I am on.

I use carbonite as off-site backup. It just sits there and doesn't bother me.

Feb 14 13 07:05 pm Link

Photographer

PW Productions

Posts: 3108

Mount Kisco, New York, US

For what?

I use Dropbox for day-to-day stuff and backblaze to back up my main drive and my picture drive.

Feb 15 13 06:09 am Link

Photographer

FotoArcade

Posts: 393

San Diego, California, US

Dropbox. I didn't have to do much research, it just worked. GDrive was touchier and it didn't work as smoothly as I wanted without reading about it. SugarSync surprised me and tried to backup more files than I intended.

Feb 15 13 07:20 am Link

Photographer

AMCphotography2

Posts: 471

Los Angeles, California, US

I use GDrive and Dropbox.

Feb 15 13 07:27 am Link

Photographer

D-Light

Posts: 618

Newcastle, Limerick, Ireland

I use Dropbox, never had a problem. Started using on recommendation from a friend, who had been using it for a while. Have no experience of the others.

Feb 15 13 08:17 am Link

Photographer

M A S T E R S

Posts: 309

Murphys, California, US

Dropbox. It works well for me, even on my smartphone. I don't know anything about the others.

Feb 15 13 12:06 pm Link

Photographer

Veit Photo

Posts: 667

London, England, United Kingdom

I use Dropbox. About 2/3 of my clients (Mac users mostly) have problems downloading their photos. But then I Zip them into folders and it's never clear if it's the compression or Dropbox that's the problem.

Feb 15 13 12:12 pm Link

Model

Anna Kl

Posts: 189

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

dropbox is great! simple and efficient

Feb 15 13 12:16 pm Link

Photographer

photosbydmp

Posts: 3808

Shepparton-Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia

FJR Photography wrote:
Dropbox, simple, efficient.

SLOW, but i use them as well.

Feb 15 13 12:21 pm Link

Photographer

MCPHOTO

Posts: 732

Duvall, Washington, US

Anna Kl wrote:
dropbox is great! simple and efficient

i agree

Feb 15 13 12:22 pm Link

Photographer

rdf_photography

Posts: 32

Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Dropbox is great. The only incovenient is that you need to put everything in a specific folder.
So in most cases Dropbox is good enough, but more sopefic things other serices could be better. It also depends on what you want to do with this cloud storage.


What would you use the cloud service for?
How much space are you going to need?
What devices other the computer you need to connect?
Do you care about _a_Lot_ about privacy and security?

Best
Roberto

Feb 15 13 12:25 pm Link

Photographer

Al Lock Photography

Posts: 16071

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

Murray Richards wrote:
I did some work for an IT company a few months ago and their lawyer saw I was using Dropbox, his comment was that I "obviously haven't read the terms and conditions of Dropbox use, unless I don't care about any images stored on Dropbox being able to be used by them for any commercial purpose without compensation..."

I didn't use Dropbox often, but I have stopped using it.  Next time I go to use it, I might read their terms of use instead of just clicking ...

No idea what the lawyer was referring to, but I can't find anything stating what he claims on any of the tabs here:

www.dropbox.com/dmca#terms

Feb 16 13 05:43 am Link

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Photographer

Robb Mann

Posts: 10651

Baltimore, Maryland, US

Dropbox is used by some government agencies. Yes, they have had security issues, but they seem to have learned from them.

Feb 18 13 04:42 am Link

Photographer

Creative Concept Studio

Posts: 2563

Fort Worth, Texas, US

Feb 18 13 05:27 am Link

Photographer

Sam Ardrey

Posts: 2

Ventura, California, US

For backup purposes, check out: http://www.crashplan.com/consumer/compare.html

$60/yr for unlimited space if you are only using one computer.
$150/yr for the above if you want to link it to 2-10 computers.

Feb 18 13 03:12 pm Link

Photographer

tenrocK photo

Posts: 5426

New York, New York, US

Dropbox and sometimes yousendit.com

Feb 18 13 03:18 pm Link

Photographer

JM Dean

Posts: 8930

Cary, North Carolina, US

Creative Concept Studio wrote:
50GB at Mega...

https://mega.co.nz/#start

http://www.studiosoutheast.com/mm/dotc.gif

Feb 18 13 03:26 pm Link

Photographer

Forty Photography

Posts: 212

Chicago, Illinois, US

Dropbox

Feb 18 13 09:26 pm Link

Photographer

Digital Kythe Image

Posts: 316

Deerfield Beach, Florida, US

I use both Dropbox and Box.

Dropbox mostly to share ideas to clients/models and to send them their photos after the shoot.
I use Box for more personal storage; as it came free when I purchased the HP Touchpad a few years ago...

What's nice about dropbox (if it still has the same special) is that whomever you share dropbox and they download/install dropbox onto their computer, you'll receive 250mbs free towards your own storage. When you register dropbox for free, you start with 2GB. Now I have 20GB of storage for dropbox from sharing. Box I have 50GB as well, being a special with HP. smile

Dropbox is easier but both definitely do the job. All in which is free, no monthly/yearly pay. big_smile

DK

Feb 18 13 09:43 pm Link

Photographer

Kaostika Studios

Posts: 267

New York, New York, US

http://pogoplug.com

It is a small webserver and you can hook a drive to it.  It is faster since you just put the files on it and send out an email

Feb 19 13 01:29 am Link

Photographer

Kaostika Studios

Posts: 267

New York, New York, US

Double post

Feb 19 13 01:29 am Link

Photographer

Veit Photo

Posts: 667

London, England, United Kingdom

JM Dean wrote:

http://www.studiosoutheast.com/mm/dotc.gif

Yeah, Mega will be great until it gets closed down in the next federal raid smile

Feb 19 13 01:41 am Link

Photographer

Neil Snape

Posts: 9473

Paris, Île-de-France, France

Dropbox when I don't want to use my own server.

It works so well with the iPad app Portfolio.

Feb 19 13 01:46 am Link