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Amazon Prime For Storing Your Images
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Jan 9, 2021 10:14:36   #
Fstop12 Loc: Kentucky
 
Anyone using Amazon Prime for image storing? Not long ago, Google announced that they are limiting free storage capacity. Amazon has free unlimited image storage for all non-business people. Just wondering if anyone uses it and how they like it.

https://petapixel.com/2021/01/08/is-the-mostly-ignored-amazon-photos-a-good-google-photos-replacement/

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Jan 9, 2021 10:23:27   #
xt2 Loc: British Columbia, Canada
 
I like it.

Cheers!

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Jan 9, 2021 10:23:46   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA
 
Nope. "I" never would.
I use Carbonite for archival storage.
Two external drives at home for local backup.
I would never use on-line (cloud) storage for working storage.

Besides, "free" can go away real quickly.

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Jan 9, 2021 10:43:37   #
jdtonkinson Loc: Green Valley, AZ
 
I have been using it for a few years.
I upload all my images there , from my memory card. Unlimited storage is great
I have about .60,000 photos currently.

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Jan 9, 2021 11:20:29   #
xt2 Loc: British Columbia, Canada
 
Longshadow wrote:
Nope. "I" never would.
I use Carbonite for archival storage.
Two external drives at home for local backup.
I would never use on-line (cloud) storage for working storage.

Besides, "free" can go away real quickly.


Good point, why have storage at no cost when you can pay for the privilege???

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Jan 9, 2021 11:25:53   #
srt101fan
 
Fstop12 wrote:
Anyone using Amazon Prime for image storing? Not long ago, Google announced that they are limiting free storage capacity. Amazon has free unlimited image storage for all non-business people. Just wondering if anyone uses it and how they like it.

https://petapixel.com/2021/01/08/is-the-mostly-ignored-amazon-photos-a-good-google-photos-replacement/


I considered Amazon Prime for photo storage when we got Amazon Prime membership recently. But what about the day when you no longer want to be a Prime member? I decided against it....

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Jan 9, 2021 11:59:18   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA
 
xt2 wrote:
Good point, why have storage at no cost when you can pay for the privilege???

Simple, trust and my prerogative.

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Jan 9, 2021 13:51:38   #
xt2 Loc: British Columbia, Canada
 
Longshadow wrote:
Simple, trust and my prerogative.


Just having fun with ya...I get it.

Cheers!

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Jan 9, 2021 13:52:33   #
Fstop12 Loc: Kentucky
 
srt101fan wrote:
I considered Amazon Prime for photo storage when we got Amazon Prime membership recently. But what about the day when you no longer want to be a Prime member? I decided against it....


The question was put to Amazon. Here's the response. "If you decide to cancel your Amazon Prime membership you'll still be able to access 5GB of photo storage. If your photos exceed this storage quota, you'll be able to log in and download files but you can't upload, sync or share files."

If you don't have a Prime membership you still get 5gb of free storage for you images. So if you cancel you Prime membership you can just download all your images that you have stored for "FREE" until you reach the 5gb cutoff or go under. I think that Amazon Prime unlimited storage is a great deal.

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Jan 9, 2021 13:53:54   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA
 
xt2 wrote:
Just having fun with ya...I get it.

Cheers!


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Jan 9, 2021 15:41:27   #
srt101fan
 
Fstop12 wrote:
The question was put to Amazon. Here's the response. "If you decide to cancel your Amazon Prime membership you'll still be able to access 5GB of photo storage. If your photos exceed this storage quota, you'll be able to log in and download files but you can't upload, sync or share files."

If you don't have a Prime membership you still get 5gb of free storage for you images. So if you cancel you Prime membership you can just download all your images that you have stored for "FREE" until you reach the 5gb cutoff or go under. I think that Amazon Prime unlimited storage is a great deal.
The question was put to Amazon. Here's the respons... (show quote)


Thanks, Fstop12, good to know!

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Jan 10, 2021 08:35:37   #
Chadp Loc: Virginia Beach
 
I use it as my secondary cloud back up because I have Amazon Prime. I haven’t even looked at it for awhile but I do remember that the issue that I had with it is that it created duplicates when I backed up multiple devices with the same photos on them. And Amazon also had a limit on the amount of video storage unless you pay extra. But your post has reminded me to check it to make sure my back up is up to date.

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Jan 10, 2021 08:39:00   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA
 
Chadp wrote:
I use it as my secondary cloud back up because I have Amazon Prime. I haven’t even looked at it for awhile but I do remember that the issue that I had with it is that it created duplicates when I backed up multiple devices with the same photos on them. And Amazon also had a limit on the amount of video storage unless you pay extra. But your post has reminded me to check it to make sure my back up is up to date.

That's because they are on different devices. It treated the devices as separate devices (locations).
Doesn't it get confusing having the same photo in multiple places?
Or are you backing up backups.

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Jan 10, 2021 09:23:31   #
Chadp Loc: Virginia Beach
 
Longshadow wrote:
That's because they are on different devices. It treated the devices as separate devices (locations).
Doesn't it get confusing having the same photo in multiple places?
Or are you backing up backups.


I use Apple photos and their Icloud for primary cloud back up. So it automatically backs up all photos on my phone, tablet and Mac. It also takes all photos from my phone and tablet and backs them up on the Mac hard drive automatically but does not duplicate because they are all Apple devices and that’s the way Apple ICloud works. And it works great. That’s why Apple ICloud is my primary cloud back up and Amazon secondary.

Edit. Changing it works great to it works pretty well. There are some improvements Apple could make on file organization and some bugs in photo sharing they need to work on.

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Jan 10, 2021 10:02:39   #
mikeroetex Loc: Lafayette, LA
 
Fstop12 wrote:
Anyone using Amazon Prime for image storing? Not long ago, Google announced that they are limiting free storage capacity. Amazon has free unlimited image storage for all non-business people. Just wondering if anyone uses it and how they like it.

https://petapixel.com/2021/01/08/is-the-mostly-ignored-amazon-photos-a-good-google-photos-replacement/

I have it and it's okay for jpgs I guess. Tortuously slow and hard to keep updated, so I rarely use it.

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