Please help me understand iCloud & Dropbox for storing vacation photos.
February 10, 2013 6:54 AM Subscribe
Please help me understand iCloud, Photostream & Dropbox for storing vacation photos, and maybe a better workflow.
posted by deern the headlice to media & arts (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am vacationing in Greece and taking lots of shots I'm proud of with a Canon EOS. Ive become paranoid about losing them each day so my workflow has been to come home at night, plug into an iPad, import all, then send everything to Dropbox which takes awhile.
Being kind of iOS ignorant, I noticed that my photos were also being stored in a local "album", plus Photostream. My questions:
1) Is there much point to backing up to Dropbox if photos are automatically going to Photostream?
2) The Photostream tab I'm seeing in the Photos app on my iPad is indeed in the cloud, not local, no? Importing sends the photos to Photostream so fast (compared to Dropbox, I began to suspect what I was seeing was local storage.)
3) Do the photos get compressed or sacrificed when syncing with iCloud? If so I guess that would be one advantage of Dropbox.
4) Is it safe to just delete the files/albums locally since they're automatically being sent to Photostream?
Any other comments on a workflow for this scenario would be great, thanks!