Best Cloud Storage for Photos

Free online photo storage is changing how photographers manage their data. From floppy disks to CDs, then came hard drives to the cloud – platforms that are affordable, secure, and have large amounts of storage space. With cloud platforms like Blomp, you can store up to 200GB for free or 2TB for an affordable price. What’s more, data server centers have professional teams who ensure that your pictures are safe. No more accidentally damaging or losing all your hard work over the years.

 The best cloud storage for photos can come in many different packages. Your phone might already be completely full with all those amazing photos you can take so easily. Apple and Google offer storage but at a price. Apple charges high enough rates, and although Google provided you with unlimited storage, it only accepted smaller file sizes – and recently in June, they decided to charge after the first 15GB. Any professional photographers out there will know immediately that they will need more space, but how much will they need?

Calculate the Online Storage Space You Need

The best way to determine the amount of cloud photo storage you need is to export all of your photos into one folder named “My Photos” on your desktop. Simply right-click on the folder and click on properties if you have a PC or command-I if you have a Mac. You will be given the exact amount of GB that is in the folder. Don’t forget that you probably have mountains of other photos in other old hard drives that you need to store too.

 All photographers are different but statistics show that most professionals will take 5000 – 10000 pictures a year. If you keep your photos as RAW files then you will need more space. Raw files are similar to negatives that you would find in old traditional cameras. They retain more information than JPEG and in turn, are quadruple the size. A 24-megapixel photo from a Nikon D3400 is at least 40MB. Not to mention that you will also probably edit your photos in software and again, add more data making the final file even larger. Once you have finished all the editing and saved the files, you’ll probably need about 200 GB of storage. And this is where Blomp really comes through for you.