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Looking at iCloud for photo backup

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I'd like to give you a demonstration of what I mean by automated backup. So, go down here.

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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Managing Your Mobile Photos

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  1. 5m 32s
    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. Why backup is important for mobile devices
      1m 51s
    3. The story of Kelly and her broken iPhone
      1m 16s
    4. Weighing the different backup approaches
      1m 24s
  2. 9m 24s
    1. Thinking about internal storage when purchasing a mobile device
      1m 29s
    2. Determining the role of your mobile camera for your overall photography
      2m 5s
    3. Capturing pictures only vs. pictures and movies
      2m 5s
    4. Gauging the impact of other content on your device, such as music
      1m 45s
    5. Weighing the possible advantages of removable flash storage
      2m 0s
  3. 20m 23s
    1. Measuring the advantages of using cloud storage
      3m 21s
    2. Evaluating the risks of cloud storage
      3m 38s
    3. Looking at iCloud for photo backup
      2m 41s
    4. Augmenting your photo storage with Dropbox and Carousel
      3m 36s
    5. Using Lightroom mobile on the iPad
      4m 25s
    6. Noting other viable options for cloud storage
      2m 42s
  4. 9m 19s
    1. Choosing a personal cloud option
      1m 41s
    2. Taking a look at Pogoplug
      4m 24s
    3. Testing the Transporter by Connected Data
      3m 14s
  5. 10m 39s
    1. Determining if photo services are viable storage options
      2m 41s
    2. Looking at Flickr's one-terabyte option
      3m 50s
    3. Evaluating Shutterfly's services and storage
      1m 51s
    4. Instagram
      2m 17s
  6. 21m 13s
    1. Defining the role of manual backup
      2m 11s
    2. Uploading pictures directly to Lightroom
      5m 33s
    3. Importing pictures into iPhoto via USB
      5m 50s
    4. Connecting directly to Aperture
      7m 39s
  7. 20m 58s
    1. Defining your workflow
      1m 31s
    2. Creating a complete backup with iCloud and iPhoto
      3m 11s
    3. Automating your backups with Dropbox
      6m 5s
    4. Using Google+ to manage your photos
      5m 41s
    5. Separating your movies and photos
      4m 30s
  8. 1m 19s
    1. Next steps
      1m 19s

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