Digital Imaging and Computers Forum

Digital Imaging and Computers Forum This forum is for discussing digital photo processing, including RAW image conversion, Photoshop techniques, digital photography workflow, digital image management, and anything else related to digital image processing.
Digital Photography Software Guide >>
Read and Write Photography Software Reviews >>
Read and Write Photo Printer Reviews >>
Computer Reviews >>
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    WA, US
    Posts
    1

    Online photo sharing sites : informal poll

    Greetings,
    I just started a company which develops management software dedicated to managing online photos similar to how Lightroom or Picasa2 lets you manage assets on the desktop. Currently it supports 8 different photo sites and 2 video sharing sites.

    I was reading about backup nightmares (had some of my own too), and was wondering if anyone would even consider using online sites themselves as backups (eg: an unlimited account in SmugMug used for storing ALL your photos?).

    thanks and warm regards
    -g
    www.nitrodesk.com
    Last edited by gsukumar; 05-30-2008 at 05:06 PM.

  2. #2
    The Polariser fx101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    652

    Re: Online photo sharing sites : informal poll

    Quote Originally Posted by gsukumar
    Greetings,
    I just started a company which develops management software dedicated to managing online photos similar to how Lightroom or Picasa2 lets you manage assets on the desktop. Currently it supports 8 different photo sites and 2 video sharing sites.

    I was reading about backup nightmares (had some of my own too), and was wondering if anyone would even consider using online sites themselves as backups (eg: an unlimited account in SmugMug used for storing ALL your photos?).

    thanks and warm regards
    -g
    www.nitrodesk.com
    The issue with online backup is the storage space size. Smugmug lets you store unlimited photos but they are restricted in size and format. A true backup will do my source files (most of them in future proof Raw DNG format) as well as any converted JPEGS I have laying around. I use Pbase for posting photos but even its 500MB account doesn't give me enough space for backups. When I travel around the world in order to backup my memory cards I use ExaVault for which I pay 30'ish dollars a month and I get 50GB of storage space (enough for a good chunk of my pics). It would simply be WAY to costly for any service to back up everyone's photo library in entirety. Thus, I've had to resort to my own little RAID server because online backup is far too expensive. I would consider an online site with enough storage space, but considering the costs involved I doubt I'll see anything under $30 a month for 50GB of space.
    --The camera's role is not to interfere with the photographer's work--

    --Cibachrome: It's like printing on gold.

    --Edit my photos as part of your commentary if you want to.--

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •