To manage and I back up my photos




photo We nowadays have massive opportunities to secure our pictures to look at or to share. That looked a few years ago is quite different. Cloud storage has been limited, not at all or only rudimentary given opportunities to share or participate. Even today, you have to – depending on the starting position – some contortions do to get all users and devices under one roof. Personally, I’m partly still very classic way. I manage my photos music. In folders. The photos have evocative names such as the date and place of the recording. This went on for many years well.

I photographed around, came home and took the photos to the computer, or my NAS. From here visited the computers, smartphones and tablets in the household access my NAS – even if this functionality naturally feasible and convenient – not connected to the Internet, access is from the outside so not feasible. I have no great demand for photos on my smartphone, showing me in Turkey of 2008.

In recent years, I deposited my Fotografiererei a eh, I noticed something. How often perhaps someone asks: “Come, let us look at it again the beautiful pictures of rockets and bangers, we have New Year’s Eve 2001 shot in Denmark?”? Correct. Come with me not deemed to exist. Instead, I keep only the important fixed for me. As a father of a young son falls here, and of course some great – except for me, because I (still) really like to rummage in older recordings.

And here it is already happening: While I make my photos with Android and iOS, is in the family currently in use exclusively iOS. We have common photo albums . Is at least one iOS device yet, then the photos can indeed classic synchronize with macOS or Windows and further processed. When it comes to family folder is currently set to the iCloud since I can create albums afloat here, I will share with users, this may also invite to participate. If you want to save money or Jongliererei with iCloud, then one runs a shared albums. Why? Each album holds 5,000 photos and will not count against iCloud storage.

this method is suitable for image sharing or backup storage? Not really. If a photo is in a release, so it can be deleted locally, it does not disappear from the cloud. To bear in mind: Even Apple has presented in this way not infinite space, but acts like Google. If the photo is too large, will be adjusted. In the case of an image with the original dimensions 3024 x 4032 pixels will come of 2049 x 1536 at the end. Who can live with this resolution and will, which is perhaps happy.

We put time on the iOS solution because Google these parts- and hands-function not offered by Google Photos. She was added later. Therefore, people who draw the cloud storage into consideration, this weigh beforehand. Of course, Apple’s iOS offers a very convenient integration into the system and the sharing and Participate is very easy.

But as long as a member on Android is, it looks as already differently. That’s why I like solutions that do not bind to a system – and Google Photos happens to be on the web, available for Android and iOS – and allowed now common albums . But here is the memory for large photos not infinite (everything from 16 megapixels is scaled down), Google also compressed. If you use the free version of Google photos, then you can indeed save infinite, but under certain circumstances, the saved image will be smaller.

So you can, for example, shooting a 12 megapixel photo with the iPhone, this is also in the resolution of 4032 x 3024 pixels, Google compressed but so that an original of approximately 2.4 megabytes to 1.5 megabytes file size in the Google Photos melts away , With the naked eye I see on my screen but no differences.

For larger photos actually is it so that the evaporated size technically – you have in Photoshop file tinkered, the 10,000 x has 10,000 pixels, it will be evaporated on the said 16 MP, so at the end of 4,000 x 4,000 pixels are when you have compression enabled.

So now I stood there, Android and iOS in hand, iCloud Albums and Google Photos. These were the new challenges before “pictures on the SD card to the NAS” were called. I myself go for this reason, therefore, as follows: the photos I want to know in the cloud, automatically end up after shooting with Android smartphone or iPhone in the Google Photos. Will I share photos with friends and family in iCloud stream, so I do it from the iPhone. Photos that are deleted are runtergeschmissen on the Google Photos app. On the iOS platform I deal with it the problem of local duplicates because Google Photos asks if the images contained in the camera roll will also be deleted.

One advantage for me when using Google Photos or Apple’s iCloud: I have no problem to secure the stored material in one go. I can draw on Google Takeout or Google Drive wildfire material on the computer, Apple works well ratz Fatz. Here I reach then a rhythmic and download the photos. This then land on my NAS and are at least in the budgetary cost – and the split I eh access. Even if I use here a NAS and of writing: that is of course not a requirement, since there are also tens of Apps that automates the photos on the computer and save a disk.

And the backup As already seen: I rely on several solutions and have such a hodgepodge of existing in the cloud and locally present photos. All photos converge on my NAS, from there they go for brisk access also versioned to my main computer. This makes the software of my NAS, but you can here also use other synchronization and backup tools. Many roads lead to Rome. Since theoretically flaring my place or NAS and computer could be stolen, there is still the way over because Google Drive.

Who does not like those who can access also to OneDrive, Dropbox and co. My NAS encrypts all pictures and send them to the cloud , so that I have this up at any time. While the NAS is encrypted, but in a pinch I could without this decode, a corresponding tool is available. Again, the Note that you can accomplish this by other means, local file encryption is not rocket science, the upload to a cloud not also. Theoretically, one can as solutions such BoxCryptor use, if it is simply to go.

tl;? dr I use to photograph currently an iPhone and a Nexus 6P, I have currently no other camera. Each join Google Photos and Apple’s iCloud used. Both solutions do not take me personally the work from that I download images locally, this secure locally in folders and encrypted again externally secure. Local photos, or the network I consider a pure folder sharing or DS photo of Synology , which is available for mobile devices for Android and iOS, but for Android TV and Apple TV is available.

This post originated on the question of a reader, as I shoot my photos and manage these secure.


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