Storing your photos shouldn’t be a problem, but to some people, it is, as they have photo’s on numerous devices such as PC, iPad, iPhone, Tablet and Laptop, and because they are on so many different devices, they have their photos stored in numerous locations.
One place that I have found to be very useful is on Flickr. Flickr is a free photo management and sharing account, and one is able to store up to one terabyte, which is enough for quite a few thousand photos. It also will store your photos in their original size and quality.
Photos can be uploaded straight from your PC via a simple interface and are stored in date order, so one can add old photos, that were taken before the digital era, as well as digital photos from your digital camera. As long as they are on your PC they can be on Flickr too.
Uploading Your Photos.
There are also apps available for Android and iOS that, once set up, will upload your photos, straight to your Flickr account in chronological order, from any device, you just click away, and your photos are stored safely. The Flickr app can be set to automatically upload your photos when your phone is connected to WiFi, so you can save on your data allowance.
If you are using a digital camera without WiFi you can upload your photos from the memory card via your PC so please make sure the date and time are set correctly on your device as Flikr will use this information to store your photos in chronological order.
Inside Flickr, there is a camera roll, that has all of your uploaded photos on, the photos that are on the camera roll will be locked, so only you will be able to view them when you are signed in to Flickr.
You can create albums for sharing with nominated people, and also there is an option to have a photo stream that will make your photos available for the general public to see, kind of like your own personal gallery. You can view mine at https://www.flickr.com/photos/simonb57/. You can also view other peoples photos, add them to your favourites, follow other people and have them follow you if should desire.
Storing your photos on Flickr is quick convenient and very handy, as there is a massive amount of storage available for free, one terabyte, to be exact, and to give you an example, at the time of writing I have over ten thousand photos stored in my Flickr account, and this is taking up just two percent of my available storage.
Signing into Flickr is very secure, as you will get an alert on your phone asking you to verify the sign-in whenever your account is being accessed. To get a Flickr account for free, you need to go to https://www.flickr.com and follow the simple sign up instructions to create your free account. Please make a note of your account login and password, read my post on managing your passwords.