Posts Tagged ‘photostorage’

StreamNation: A Cloud Storage Solution Built with Photographers in Mind

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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. Read more…

Loom: A Superior Photo Stream for Photo Storage and Syncing Across All Devices

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Apple’s Photo Stream can be a useful feature if you use multiple devices to do your photo bidding. Take a photo on your phone, and it shows up on your iPad and computer instantly — not too shabby.

But Photo Stream has limitations, most notably the ability to sync only your most recent thousand photos. That’s why Jan Senderek decided to go out and create the Mac and iOS application Loom: an ‘infinite camera roll’ in the cloud that allows you to share and sync photos across all your devices easily. Read more…

Dropbox Shuts Down Photo Storage Site Snapjoy Just 6 Months After Acquiring It

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Back in December, Dropbox acquired the photo storage service Snapjoy, seemingly getting ready to jump head first into the cloud sharing battle. At the time, the announcement on the Snapjoy blog rang with excitement, and even though they weren’t going to be accepting new signups, they promised that “your photos are safe!”

Well, not anymore. As of yesterday, Dropbox has officially decided to shut down the service — a decision that was confirmed by Snapjoy on its blog and through an email to all of its remaining subscribers. Read more…

Dropbox Beta Now Lets Mac Users Import iPhoto Libraries and Share Screenshots

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Since the outset of 2013, Dropbox has consistently sought to improve its ability to handle and share photos. Of course, a cloud storage provider isn’t going to compete with the likes of Flickr, but the company still wants to make it extremely easy to store all of your photos.

Dropbox’s most recent move in that direction is the announcement of a new beta that allows Mac users to import entire iPhoto libraries and all users to automatically backup and share screenshots. Read more…

500px Upgrades Portfolios, Adds Features and Hikes Prices

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Earlier today, online photo community and Flickr competitor 500px announced that it would be releasing an overhauled portfolio system very soon. Rebuilt from the ground up, the new system offers a slew of features that 500px “Awesome” users will be able to take advantage of in order to build online portfolios they’re proud of. Read more…

Facebook Calls for the Creation of Cheap Flash Memory for Mass Photo Storage

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Facebook has over 240 billion photos on its servers — that’s billion… with a “b” — and every day about 350 million more are added. Naturally, Facebook needs to store all of those photos somewhere, and that somewhere needs to be accessible at all times because who knows when Jack will need to show Jill some pics of the hill from 3 years ago. Read more…

Dropbox Acquires Snapjoy, Gearing Up for Cloud Photo Sharing War

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In the world of cloud data storage, Dropbox is one of the 800lb gorillas fighting for your files. In recent days, it has been making big moves to become more of a player in photo storage and sharing. After all, everyone needs a safe place to keep their digital images, right?

The company’s latest play came today in the form of an acquisition: Dropbox has acquired fellow cloud-storage company Snapjoy — a business based around aggregating photos from around the web and from your various devices.
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Eye-Fi Unveils Circ, a Cloud Photo Service with Unlimited Free Storage

We reported in the middle of last month that Eye-Fi was planning to launch a new cloud-based photo sharing service with the name Circ. That day has arrived: the wireless SD card maker has officially launched the service into private beta. Unlike other cloud services, which cap storage space for free accounts — 5GB is a popular limit — Circ doesn’t. Rather than limit free accounts by storage, Circ is based on the number of devices used. A free account lets you sync 2 devices, while a $50/year paid account allows up to 20.
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Eye-Fi May Soon Launch Its Own Cloud Photo Sharing Service Called Circ

It seems like we’re saying this every week, but the cloud photo storage industry is becoming more and more packed. Heck, even AT&T launched its own service called Locker earlier this month. The next entrant to the arena looks like it will be a photography company we didn’t expect: wireless SD card maker Eye-Fi.
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MyShoebox Launches Free and Unlimited Cloud Storage for Photos

MyShoebox is a new photo storage and sharing service that has been making a splash after launching a little over a week ago. Its offering is easy to describe: free and unlimited cloud storage for photos that can then be viewed from anywhere. Think of it as a Dropbox dedicated to preserving and enjoying photos.
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