It is paid, I believe $50 a year, but we use Zenfolio. My wife is an amateur photographer and does photo shoots as fundraising for her Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. Worth the money for us, because it is unlimited in size and number of photos, accepts any photo type, and allows us to share however we want. She can create directories and put individual passwords on them, so only certain people can see certain photos. They can be shared on social media sites, etc. Point is, for $50 a year, we get unlimited storage and full control.
We still keep the photos locally, and you should to on that external drive you should be buying.
do these apps take up space? if so how do you stop that? and do they slow down your pc? because the upload is slow?
i wanted to save my files on drop box ..google drive.. flickr as kind of a back up for my files in case my desktop goes kappop i sill have my files safe in drop box, google drive and flickr but recently i read that those files are still on my desktop which defeats the purpose why I'm doing this? is there a setting i should change?
any suggestions.. also why is the upload speed so slow? how can i speed it up?
What is your internet connection speed?
vejichan - when you answer Deaconfrost, please break that into download speed and upload speed. Mine's 25 Mpbs down, but 2 Mbps up, so you'd never catch me sitting around waiting to fill up my Dropbox or OneDrive to it's cloud capacity.
Where are the files saved? And how can I delete my Google drive and mega account?
I think you are confuse between backup and synchronization service like Drop Box and Google Drive.
Backup produced an image of your files and will be available at a later time to retrieve the files.
Synchronization service like Drop Box and Google Drive leave a copy of files in your local PC and a copy in the Cloud.
If you delete your files in your local PC, it will delete the files in the Cloud! Furthermore, if you add a new file, it will upload to the Cloud.
Sounds like you want backup your files and three months or a years later, you can still retrieve the files?
Some synchronization service allows you to keep versions of files.
Am I correct to say, you want backup?
Here is the information:
When you download Google Drive to your PC a default folder will be created in C:\Users\[your name]\Google Drive. If you want to change the name or location of this folder you can do so by following the steps below. This tip is useful if you need the Google Drive folder to have a standard url for all your company – for 3rd party apps for example.
- Click on the Google Drive icon in your system tray (usually bottom right of your Windows task bar)
- Click on the 3 dots icon top right and choose Preferences
- Click on the Account tab and choose Disconnect account, your Drive will be disconnected but your files will stay on your PC
- Click on the Google Drive icon again
- Sign in when asked, step through the set up until you reach a screen with the option Advanced setup or Finished – click on Advanced setup
- Click Change to choose the folder name and location – if you choose an existing folder it must be empty
- Your files will now be re-synced down to your PC in this new location
- Delete the old folder and files – if you want to.
Hope this help you!