Posts Tagged ‘storage’

A Cautionary Tale: How a Bug in Dropbox Permanently Deleted 8,000 of My Photos

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TL;DR: If you are using Dropbox as a sole backup of your files, think again. Without making a mistake, you might lose your files.

I started using Dropbox back in 2009 and have always loved the service. Over time, I kept moving more and more files to my Dropbox folder and eventually had to upgrade to the Pro plan to keep up with the space requirements. In particular, I moved there all of my photos in order to be able to view/share them online and also to have them backed up.

In April of this year, a hard drive in my laptop was running low on space so I decided to use the Dropbox’s Selective Sync feature to unsync some large directories from the laptop. Because there was never any problem with the service and also because it’s already the year 2014, I thought it might be about time that one can trust a cloud-based storage service and use them as a sole backup of their files. Boy, I was wrong. Read more…

New iOS App ‘Shutter’ Gives You Unlimited Cloud Photo Storage Completely Free

Last year we featured StreamNation: a cloud storage solution built with photographers in mind. Well, a few days ago, StreamNation released a new cloud storage tool to the photography world that builds upon their existing services.

Called Shutter, it’s a new iOS app that will woo you away from your stock camera app by offering automated and unlimited storage of your media (plus a bunch of other useful sharing features)… for free! Read more…

Deal Alert: SanDisk Storage at Very Deep Discounts, Today Only

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It’s not all that unusual to see deals on SanDisk storage, but the deals are quite a bit more discounted today than they have been in a long while. As part of their special Gold Box, Amazon is offering a number of impressive discounts on SD Cards, CF Cards, and even SSDs if you’re looking to give your computer a solid performance upgrade. Read more…

Irista: A Cloud-Based Storage Solution Built by Canon for Photographers

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Following hot on the heels of a report that claimed Leica is looking to launch a cloud storage service, Canon has opened up Irista, a cloud-based photo storage solution of its own. Originally released in beta a few years ago under the unusual name Project 1709, the now-public service offers photographers a way to store, organize and share images in the cloud. Read more…

French Website Reports Leica is Creating a Cloud Storage Platform for Photographers

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The rumor mill in the photography world is a strange one. Churning out snippet after snippet on bodies, glass, and everything in-between, it’s difficult to properly nail down what is fact and what is fiction. That’s particularly true when you’re dealing with claims like those made yesterday.

According to an article published by the French website 01net.com, Leica is working on something well out of their normal range of products and services: A cloud storage platform for photographers. Read more…

A Behind the Scenes Look at Where One of the World’s Largest Photo Collections is Stored

As part of The Invisible Photograph documentary series being put together by Carnegie Museum of Art, the short film Underground takes a look inside one of the largest photo collections on the face of the Earth. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Eyefi Launches Cloud Service, Makes Your Photos Available Everywhere Instantly

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As built-in WiFi and dedicated apps become standard fare in most cameras, wireless SD card company Eyefi is making sure that its technology stays relevant and ahead of the game with a new subscription cloud sync service called, appropriately enough, Eyefi Cloud. Read more…

Google Significantly Reduces Google Drive Prices, Tempts You to Jump Into the Cloud

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Just as local, physical storage has since its inception, cloud storage and its accompanying infrastructures are becoming larger, more robust and cheaper as time goes on. Case in point: this past week, Google decided to bring down its Google Drive cloud storage solution pricing to insanely low prices, while increasing capacity at the same time. 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…

Deliver Your Client’s Photos in Style With These Car-Inspired Flash and Hard Drives

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Here’s a cool product that could help the car photographers out there leave a memorable impression and turn first-time clients into repeat customers. Made by Flashrods, these car-shaped hard drives and flash drives are the perfect way to deliver the final photos to your clients in style. Read more…