There are many cloud storage services out there, some offering a decent amount of space for very little in way of cash. Unfortunately, most aren’t built with photographers and other visual junkies in mind. You can upload and store most file types, but viewing them is another matter.
StreamNation is different in that respect. Targeted at photographers and videographers in particular, the site not only lets you upload RAW files, but view and download them on the go as well.
The site’s stated goal is to “unify your personal media in one beautiful cloud solution.” Where photographers are concerned, this means support for not only JPEGs and PNGs, but TIFFs, DNGs, and proprietary RAW formats such as Canon’s CR2, Nikon’s NEF, Sony’s ARW and a bunch more.
Uploading your photos can be done using the company’s Windows or Mac apps — which are compatible with Lightroom, iPhoto, Aperture and Picasa — any of the major browsers, and even your iOS device. The desktop apps even let you select certain folders that StreamNation will monitor and pull new photos from automatically.
Similarly, viewing and downloading your RAW files in all their glory can be done from any computer with Internet access. And if you’re always on the go, the company’s free iPad and iPhone app comes complete with AirPlay compatibility so you can display your photos slide-show-style anywhere you have an Apple TV handy.
Pricing for StreamNation is very reasonable. Those who would like to try before they buy get 2GB for free, with an additional 8 available to anyone willing to invite all of their Google contacts. Paid options then range from $48/year (or $5 month-to-month) for 100GB to $228/year (or $20 month-to-month) for unlimited space.
To learn more about the service, read testimonials and possibly give it a go yourself, head over to the StreamNation website by clicking here.