A&P Online Storage

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  1. posit

    posit New Member

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    Who are you guys using for online storage of your images? Flickr won't do nefs, carbonite will only allow me to upload from one machine. Anyone got any better suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Bloody Sunday

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    buy an external HD :ugh:
     
  3. Bloody Sunday

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    and before you retort with "i said online" - i don't care. why would you want to store raw files online?
     
  4. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    I actually use a hosting company and pay about $100 a year. Then again, I do web development, so I need hosting anyways, but the storage is nice.


    If you care about your photos, you would be interested in an off-site storage. If your house catches on fire and your computer and hard drive are fried, you have no more backups. Off-site storage is important if you really need backups of your photos, and storing them as RAW is going to preserve everything for you.
     
  5. hyukki

    hyukki ._.

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    Burn on DVDs and store them in a storage place you can rent out. :mamoru:
     
  6. Bloody Sunday

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    all that is fine and dandy, but what happens if their shit catches fire? :eek3:

    and frankly, i don't care too much about raw files. it's the processed images that are worth something
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    consider photoshelter
     
  9. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    If that place burns down, you still have them on your computer. So it's the best thing to do if you really care about your images. Also, most people keep RAW images. The processed images might be worth something, but once they are processed, there is no going back. Would you delete your RAW files then send processed images to your clients only to have them say they want something changed? I know some people don't keep RAW files, which is perfectly fine for some people, but a vast majority keep them.
     
  10. Bloody Sunday

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    i guess that makes sense.

    but i don't shoot for people anymore, so i couldn't care less about online storage besides flickr :dunno:

    sorry to troll it up
     
  11. Perkwunos

    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    Honestly, 0.9999999999 reliability of their shit is not going to be achievable by another person. The probability is in their favor?
     
  12. tenplanescrashing

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    I pay $100/year to have my own domain and practically endless storage/bandwidth. It's nice because I control how my photos show, who I want to show them to, etc., instead of an online photo host who will just fuck them up with compressions and such.
     
  13. mojito

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    ibsmugmugpro
     
  14. hash browns

    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    photoshelter is designed for this purpose
     
  15. Deepsix

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    well if he wants to store from more than one location, it would be a hell of a lot easier than lugging around an external
     
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    :uh:

    You absolute tool.
     
  17. mojito

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    external + NAS ftw

    but you do need either offsite or online storage
     
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    Original > processed

    There are many ways to process and image. I don't wanna be stuck with just one version in case I want to change it. And a processed image is not the original in lossless format, why the hell would you want your only copy to be a potentially low res and messed around with one?

    PP settings can also be saved and backed up also, so you still have the image that makes the cash.
     
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    Two Drobo for storage for me. When I do a shoot, I backup to the Drobo, I then take a trip to the parents house where my other Drobo is stored. I then swap them and bring the other back and backup to it. So I have one on site and one off site at all times.

    On top of that, all client photos are up on Photoshelter for both their ease of access to them and a third way of backup as well.

    If you want online, Photoshelter seems to be the best thing going since all their stuff is also redundant as well so if they have an issue they have it backed up.
     

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