Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing a personal cloud option, part of Managing Your Mobile Photos.
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…In addition to commercial cloud storage offerings, such as the ones that I talked…about in earlier movies that we have here on the top row of my iPhone.…There's also personal cloud storage where you're in control of the device.…So you have the server living either at…your home or at your work, somewhere like that.…It's not out there in some far away place.…Now there are some advantages and disadvantages to this,…and I'm going to give you a quick overview right now.…
At the top of the list there are no fees.…You're in charge of the hardware.…You had to make the initial purchase, of course.…But, beyond that, you don't have any service fees, monthly or annual.…You're in charge of how this thing runs, so you have complete control.…With control also comes responsibility, though.…And so maintenance is your responsibility.…If something goes wrong, you have to figure it out.…The personal cloud services tend to be less automated.…So you might not have as many bells…and whistles as you have with a commercial service.…
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