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Measuring the advantages of using cloud storage


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Managing Your Mobile Photos

with Derrick Story

Video: Measuring the advantages of using cloud storage

There are many advantages to cloud storage, for backing up our photos and our other content also. Now, what is cloud storage, exactly? Well, we are connecting to a server, to a storage device that is somewhere in the world and we get to it through the Internet, either through cellular or Wi-Fi. And we have an account on that server so that we have our little slice there. So our stuff goes there and is protected. And as long as we enter that account information, we can get to it through a variety of devices.
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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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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.

Topics include:
  • 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
Subject:
Photography
Author:
Derrick Story

Measuring the advantages of using cloud storage

There are many advantages to cloud storage, for backing up our photos and our other content also. Now, what is cloud storage, exactly? Well, we are connecting to a server, to a storage device that is somewhere in the world and we get to it through the Internet, either through cellular or Wi-Fi. And we have an account on that server so that we have our little slice there. So our stuff goes there and is protected. And as long as we enter that account information, we can get to it through a variety of devices.

So it's pretty nifty and it has some real advantages. Let's take a look at some of them right now. First thing is that it's automated and that's a big deal because the best backup is one that you don't have to think about, that just happens. And since our devices are connected devices, when we do something that are connected to the Internet, we've already logged into our account, the backup happens. This is a good thing. Very flexible, as long as you have an Internet connection, you can use a variety of devices and get to your information from just about anywhere.

That's nice stuff. And definitely makes it, living in the modern age a happy thing. Again, multiple devices. You just need your account information. And a lot of times these cloud services have designed specific apps for the different types of hardware so that you have a good user experience. Easy to use. This is a big deal. If it was hard to use we probably wouldn't be that interested. But they've put a lot of work into making these cloud services very friendly and by doing so we gravitate to them.

And of course you can back up that information on the cloud server to another place and that gives you a little extra protection, and that is also a good thing because, you know, things go wrong. It's nice to have another safety net. So let's take a look at how this works. Here we have our device talking to the cloud as I described earlier, which gives us access to the whole world. The whole world is right there in the palm of our hand, literally.

And our other devices can also communicate and they can communicate with each other through the cloud. So as long as they're logged into the same account we can upload information from one device and see it on another. These cloud services, you know, they also are not limited to just backup stuff. We can use music, videos, pictures. We can access books and magazines. And also, protect the stuff that we create in different formats using these services.

So, overall, you have to say that this is a pretty appealing thing. Now again, the big deal with cloud is that you need access. So, cellular or Wi-Fi. As long as you have that, you can get to all the stuff that you stored on your account somewhere in the world. And so that makes it so that when you have your connected device, your, your phone, your tablet, your computer, you literally have the whole world, the whole universe, in the palm of your hand.

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