Best options for taking pics off my iphone an storing them elsewhere
March 29, 2020 1:31 PM   Subscribe

I have an iPhone 8. I take lots of screen captures and pictures of things that I like to reference later (design ideas etc). I don't want all of these things in my recents photo album. It clogs it up and makes it difficult to scroll and find something. I am looking for options. Details inside

I have an iPhone 8. I take lots of screen captures and pictures of things that I like to reference later (design ideas etc). I don't want all of these things in my recents photo album. It clogs it up and makes it difficult to scroll and find something. I am looking for options.

up to this point, I have been deleting things and keeping them in my recently deleted folder. This hasn't been a great system. There is no organization. I have screen grabs of texts, funny memes and photographs and things that I like. Every 30 days I have screen cap them again and delete them again so that they are "fresh" and not automatically deleted.

I have OCD and this is horribly inefficient and time consuming. What is the easiest way to organize and keep this stuff (not necessarily on my phone)? I don't want them in my my current pics. I suppose that I could e-mail them to myself. Truthfully, that seems time consuming.

Thanks in advance!
posted by Alvin80 to Technology (5 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
Use Google Photos. The app will sync your pictures to your Google storage, and then you can delete them from the phone.

The same is true for Amazon Pictures if you have a Prime account.
posted by wenestvedt at 2:23 PM on March 29, 2020 [5 favorites]


Can you add them to an album on your phone? Then will be accessible from your phone or the cloud.
posted by stillmoving at 2:27 PM on March 29, 2020


With Google photos, you can archive pictures that will stay in the cloud and in your account, but they will not be in the pictures you scroll through. You would need to put them in a specific album and/or search for them when you want them. There is also an easy way to scroll through the archive.
posted by AugustWest at 2:39 PM on March 29, 2020 [4 favorites]


Dropbox iOS app has a photos sync option. You could make a workflow on a Mac or desktop and Dropbox could be the intermediary.

I am very old school and connect my iPhone to a Mac with a lightning to usb cable. I use the image capture app to pull photos to a folder titles “photos to process” then I use finder, photos app, tags, whatever to sort as needed.
posted by sol at 3:10 PM on March 29, 2020 [1 favorite]


I have a paid flickr account, so I use that. It uploads everything on my camera roll, then I can delete from local storage.

The Camera Roll page (within Flickr) makes it easy to select and tag a bunch of images/put them in special albums
posted by itesser at 4:41 PM on March 29, 2020 [1 favorite]


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