6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 24, 2013 12:15 PM by Old Toad
Ortiz7983 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Curious. I was thinking about getting drop box but if iPhoto can save videos as well I might as well buy iCloud storage and keep iPhoto.


iPhone 5, iOS 7.0.4
  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (75,235 points)

    Are you asking about iPhoto on your iPhone or a Mac?

     

     

    • iPhoto on your Mac will store photos on videos in the iPhoto library on your Mac.

    But none of these applications will store photos and videos permanently in iCloud. They will use iCloud to share and stream photos and videos between your devices, but iCloud is not a permanent storage for videos and photos. If you want to use iCloud to share photos between your devices, you do not need additional cloud storage. The Photo Streams do not count against your cloud storage.

      iCloud: Photo Stream limits

      iCloud: Using and troubleshooting Shared Photo Streams

    Regards

    Léonie

  • Ortiz7983 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you very much. That was very helpful. Now to decide between Flickr or Dropbox?

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (75,235 points)

    Now to decide between Flickr or Dropbox?

    Do you want to publish the photos, or just store them online? For storing, I'd prefer Dropbox, for publishing web albums Flickr will have more options.

     

    Personally, I like to control of my own photos and keep them backed up on two external drives, one of the drives in a different place from my home. The most important photos are in Shared Photo Streams as well (Shared only to me), and thus backed up in iCloud.

  • Ortiz7983 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just want to be able to store them and be able to view them through my iPhone or iPad but without them being on stored onto my devices. I went with 16GB on my iPhone and iPad because I wanted to pay to store things on a cloud service and be accessible to my devices while being able to download to my devices if I wanted to. I have lots of video and that takes up space real quick. If I had an external hard drive with a wife connection, would I be able to access my photos through my devices with it? Also, I really appreciate your input.

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (75,235 points)

    If I had an external hard drive with a wife connection, would I be able to access my photos through my devices with it?

    I don't know, I never tried that.

     

    If you have to be so frugal with space on your drive, then dropbox looks like a good option.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (127,490 points)

    You'll need to purchase additional space with Dropbox.  However, you can create a private YouTube account, upload your videos to it and set them to be restricted to only those you want to be able to view them.  That way you can access them from any device that can access and run YouTube videos.

    OT