Looking at iCloud for photo backup
Video: Looking at iCloud for photo backupI'd like to give you a demonstration of what I mean by automated backup. In this case, we're going to use iCloud, which is part of Apple's online service. So if you have an iOS device, you have access to iCloud. And as part of iCloud, there's Photo Stream. So let me show you how this works here. We're going to do a live demo. So I'm first I'm going to go to Settings. And I'm going to make sure that iCloud and Photo Stream is turned on. So, go down here.
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Thanks to smartphones and tablets, it's incredibly easy to capture the moments in our lives. Unfortunately, it's also incredibly easy to lose those moments due to a lost or broken phone. So how do you protect your images, videos, and music from being lost? With a smart backup strategy. Learn how to back up and store your mobile photos and videos easily and automatically. In this course, photographer Derrick Story discusses several different backup methods for both Android and iOS devices, highlighting the benefits and risks of each approach.
Learn how easy it is to store photos in the cloud with services such as Dropbox and iCloud and set up personal cloud storage with Pogoplug and Transporter. Next, check out storage options with online services like Flickr, Shutterfly, and Instagram, and explore how to back up photos manually with Lightroom, iPhoto, and Aperture. Finally, Derrick shows how to develop a flexible storage workflow that works best for you.
- Why backup is important
- Weighing backup approaches
- Determining the role of your mobile camera for your overall photography
- Backing up videos
- Should you back up music?
- Exploring the benefits of flash storage
- Evaluating the advantages and risks of using cloud storage
- Using Lightroom Mobile on the iPad
- Automating backups with Dropbox
- Creating a complete backup with iCloud and iPhoto
- Separating your movies and photos
Looking at iCloud for photo backup
I'd like to give you a demonstration of what I mean by automated backup. In this case, we're going to use iCloud, which is part of Apple's online service. So if you have an iOS device, you have access to iCloud. And as part of iCloud, there's Photo Stream. So let me show you how this works here. We're going to do a live demo. So I'm first I'm going to go to Settings. And I'm going to make sure that iCloud and Photo Stream is turned on. So, go down here.
Go to iCloud. And there it is right there. Photos on. Okay. So, it's all set up. And I'm going to talk in more detail about these workflows in upcoming movies. Right now I want to give you an overview of how this automated backup works. Go back to the main screen. What I'm going to do is I'm going to take a photo right now, and show you how it goes up the Photo Stream and even goes on to my Mac itself. Yep, that's right, it's pretty, pretty nifty stuff.
So I'm going to turn on the camera. There we go, and I just have a camera lined up here on the tripod. And we're just going to take a little shot of the camera itself. Just kind of focus in, want to get little. There, that exposure's not too bad. So, we'll take the photo. No that I've taken the photo, the photo is on the device. So it's in one place but it should also be uploaded to Photo Stream.
Now, the way that I can check that is to go to iPhoto, which I have set up to receive images from Photo Stream. So let's go over there right now. Here we are in iPhoto. And look at that. Here's My Photo Stream right here, outlined. And you can see that the picture that I took has gone up into the cloud and then has been saved on to my computer before I can actually get over to iPhoto to take a look at it. And it can happen that fast.
Now, the things to keep in mind about Photo Stream is that it's for pictures only. So that if you're shooting videos, you're going to either have to come up with a different service to augment or to replace Photo Stream. However if you're mainly a still photographer and you use iOS devices, this automated backup works fantastic, and is one of the many services that we're going to be looking at over the course of this training.
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