Do you have tons of summer and fall photos and videos that are just hanging out on your phone or iPad? Well it’s time to get those stored safely onto your computer and backed up on a hard drive or stored online. I know I am just as guilty as the next person when it comes to ordering prints or photo books. But I am pretty good at making sure my photos are off my phone and safely stored. Here are a few ideas for storing and sharing photos.
Storing and Sharing Photos
1.) Upload all of your photos and videos from all of your devices onto your computer.
I always recommend uploading into folders by month and year, such as AUGUST 2016, then you can go back and separate into smaller event folders later. Use whatever photo storage your computer has, just get them there.
2.) Store photos online in a cloud-based service.
It can be challenging to decide which website to use. Some of the most popular include Flickr, Picasa, Snapfish, Shutterfly, PhotoBucket.com, PicsArt and DropBox.com, and Amazon Drive. Each site has special features. This article gives you some ideas about what to look for in a service.
One note of caution about certain cloud services, you should always take a look at the terms of agreement because, upon your death, certain sites like Flickr will not give your family entry to the sites to get the pictures. In fact they terminate the site once they find out you have passed. So either make sure your significant other or family member has access to the site or pick a site that doesn’t have those rules.
My personal favorite online photo storage is Shutterfly. I find their product prices are mid to high range compared to other photo storage sites, however, Shutterfly has the the best quality of photo books and the easiest to use templates.
Shutterfly has just launched a product called Shutterfly Photos which is an amazing app that lets you gather all of your photos and videos from all your devices and also lets you import from Facebook, Instagram, etc. and it organizes everything for you. You can sign up for free with up to 2500 photos (enough to see if you like it). To add more photos and features they have price packaging.
3) Organize your picture online, also creating folders for each month of the year.
This makes it simple if you want to go back and create a new folder for a specific event, like a birthday in August. From there, you can make prints or create photo books.
4.) Create a password-protected share site on your online site to share your photos and videos.
This is an easy way to share them with family and friends who are spread out all over. Some, like Shutterfly also have great video storage programs where you can upload an unlimited number of videos to be stored online.
I hope this gives you enough information to get started on uploading those photos. Christmas will be here before you know it so don’t get more behind!
Do you have any awesome photo storing or sharing tips? If so we would love to know!