There are many options for storing digital photos, but most of us end up sticking to the ones most familiar to us. For iPhone users, that’s the iCloud, while most users of other mobile devices rely on Google Photos.
But, while these options certainly are convenient, are they really the best one for you? Take a look at these must-haves for digital phone storage, and make sure that your storage option is up to scratch.
- Independent deletion
The whole point of digital image storage is that you can save your photos to a specific location and free up space on your device. Make sure you can easily delete photos from your device without automatically deleting them from storage too.
- Remote access
The beauty of cloud storage is that it exists independently of your device. Via a simple log-in, you should be able to access the photos stored in your image storage solution, regardless of what device you are using. Ensure the storage option you choose is accessible from anywhere with an internet connection.
- Easy file management
You need to be able to manage the native files of your photos easily. These are the file names that end in .img, .jpg, or .mp4, as well as other extensions. Sometimes, when you’re organizing your photos within a storage app, you’re only moving them around in the app’s front end — the files themselves aren’t being organized into folders.
This is fine as long as you keep using the app, but what about when you want to change to a different storage provider? Unless you’ve put those native files into folders, your photo organization is going to be a mess! So, make sure you can keep those native files in order.
- Live photo capability
Modern devices can capture live photos — short video snippets that bring images to life. Your storage solution should be able to handle these modern image types.
Choosing a photo storage solution is not difficult. You simply need to know what exactly you are looking for. Take a look at our blog on three of the most common storage options and learn more about the pros and cons of each.