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Photographer
Manakins Studios
Posts: 43
Scottsdale, Arizona, US


Which service do you use or recommend? There are so many now.
Feb 13 13 03:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Brett Hunt
Posts: 1,680
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  Quote 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,116
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  Quote 
Photographer
FJR Photography
Posts: 6,616
Pekin, Indiana, US


Dropbox, simple, efficient.
Feb 13 13 03:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Gutterbound Notions
Posts: 100
Birmingham, Alabama, US


The one that doesn't sensor nudes.
Feb 13 13 04:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
exartica
Posts: 1,316
Bowie, Maryland, US


Dropbox + BoxCryptor for actual security, though it also works with Google Drive and SkyDrive.
Feb 13 13 09:27 pm  Link  Quote 
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  Quote 
Photographer
Al Lock Photography
Posts: 15,832
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  Quote 
Photographer
ontherocks
Posts: 22,322
Salem, Oregon, US


i use dropbox
Feb 14 13 01:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
enriquez photography
Posts: 96
Santa Rosa, California, US


drop box....
Feb 14 13 06:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Steven A Thompson
Posts: 547
Los Angeles, California, US


Dropbox
Feb 14 13 06:53 pm  Link  Quote 
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  Quote 
Photographer
ArtisticPhotography
Posts: 7,699
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  Quote 
Photographer
PW Productions
Posts: 3,108
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  Quote 
Photographer
FotoArcade
Posts: 391
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  Quote 
Photographer
AMCphotography2
Posts: 470
Los Angeles, California, US


I use GDrive and Dropbox.
Feb 15 13 07:27 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
D-Light
Posts: 573
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
Model
Anna Kl
Posts: 188
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


dropbox is great! simple and efficient
Feb 15 13 12:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
photosbydmp
Posts: 3,808
Shepparton-Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia


FJR Photography wrote:
Dropbox, simple, efficient.

SLOW, but i use them as well.

Feb 15 13 12:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MCPHOTO
Posts: 731
Duvall, Washington, US


Anna Kl wrote:
dropbox is great! simple and efficient

i agree

Feb 15 13 12:22 pm  Link  Quote 
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  Quote 
Photographer
Al Lock Photography
Posts: 15,832
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  Quote 
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Photographer
Robb Mann
Posts: 10,240
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  Quote 
Photographer
Creative Concept Studio
Posts: 2,546
Fort Worth, Texas, US


Feb 18 13 05:27 am  Link  Quote 
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  Quote 
Photographer
tenrocK photo
Posts: 5,412
New York, New York, US


Dropbox and sometimes yousendit.com
Feb 18 13 03:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JM Dean
Posts: 8,930
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  Quote 
Photographer
Forty Photography
Posts: 212
Chicago, Illinois, US


Dropbox
Feb 18 13 09:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Digital Kythe Image
Posts: 313
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  Quote 
Photographer
Kaostika Studios
Posts: 266
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  Quote 
Photographer
Kaostika Studios
Posts: 266
New York, New York, US


Double post
Feb 19 13 01:29 am  Link  Quote 
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  Quote 
Photographer
Neil Snape
Posts: 9,456
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  Quote 
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