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Cloud backup of jpgs only

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Jan 20, 2013 11:53 AM

Hi, I am wondering if anyone knows a way to take cloud backups of my iPhoto library, but to copy only the jpgs, not the raw files?

I have most of my pictures in both jpg and raw (nki) formats, and for local bacup that's all fine, but I don't really need the extra security for the raw files, as it will be quite expensive to have all the raw files backed up on a "cloud" sollution (especially iCloud, that would ruin me).

iMac 21', Mac OS X (10.6.4), Logic Studio 9
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,245 points)
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    Jan 20, 2013 12:06 PM (in response to Anders Eldor Boye)

    iCloud is not a cloud storage system.  It only stores the last 1000 or 30 day's worth of photos for syncing between Macs and mobile devices. After 30 days in Photo Stream a photo is removed from PS to make way for new photos.

     

    Online backups don't have the correct formatting for storing iPhoto Libraries or uploading changes to it it.

     

    Your best bet would be to get an external hard drive and do your own backing up of the files you want to protect.

     

    OT

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Jan 20, 2013 12:20 PM (in response to Anders Eldor Boye)

    if anyone knows a way to take cloud backups of my iPhoto library, but to copy only the jpgs, not the raw files?

     

    The really easy way is to upload the shots to a photo site like Flickr or SmugMug. But bear in mind that the Raws will be represented only by your iPhoto Previews.

     

    There are many options: Flickr, Picasa, SmugMug etc. However, check the terms of your account carefully. While most sites have free uploading, you will often find that these uploads are limited in terms of the file size or the bandwidth you can use per month. For access that allows you to upload full size pics with no restrictions you may need to pay.

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