Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Evaluating Shutterfly's services and storage, part of Mobile Photography: Image Management.
Shutterfly is an online service. They started out as a print service. Now, of course, you can order photo books, mugs, all sorts of goodies. It's actually a pretty nice little store that they run here. But one of the things that's always been part of their tradition is that they will store your photos. And their promise has always been that they will not delete any images that you upload to your Shutterfly account. Now they have unlimited storage, so that's pretty appealing, especially combined with the fact that they won't delete your photos.
You do have to set up an account, but it's free and it's very easy to do, and you can do it from your device. Right now, we're looking at Shutterfly on an Android device and it also works great on iOS. Now to add pictures to your Shutterfly account, you just tap on the Upload button, which is right up here. And it will show you all of the photos that are on your device. We don't have that many here. Your device probably will have all sorts of different albums and so forth.
And what's really neat is that you can just tap the Upload All button right there and all that information, all that data, all those pictures, will go up to Shutterfly's servers, where they will protect them. And that's full resolution, too. They're not cutting them down, or squishing them in any way. So I think that's pretty nice. And as you're considering your different options when you're building your backup solution, this unlimited storage, promise never to delete, and allow you to upload full-resolution shots from Shutterfly, well, that might be worth consideration too.
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