We just spent 4 weeks traveling this summer: a huge road trip around Europe with my parents, siblings, and 5 kids, visiting 7 countries, and recording countless memories. With family pictures galore, my memory cards and external hard drives are full! As I’m trying to blog about the different destinations, and share the photos with our family spread out around the US and abroad, I’m realizing I desperately need a cloud back-up of all of my travel photos. I need a photo storage program that lets me access my photos anywhere (from my phone, computer, tablet) and will keep them safe, organized, and accessible. And then, I found Amazon Cloud Drive.
Easy, Unlimited Photo Storage
I have been an Amazon prime member for a while, but didn’t realize I had free access (free!) for unlimited photo storage as part of my membership. In face, Prime members get 5 GB of additional storage space for videos, movies, music, and files. I had no idea! If you aren’t a member, there are two unlimited storage plans that both begin with a 3-month trial:
- Unlimited Everything Plan ($59.99 per year—equivalent of less than $5 per month): Store an infinite number of new and existing photos, videos, files, documents, movies, and music in Cloud Drive.
- Unlimited Photos Plan ($11.99 per year—equivalent of less than $1 per month): Similar to the Prime member benefit – non Prime members can also store an infinite number of photos in Cloud Drive without worrying about taking up space on phones, cameras, or other devices. This plan also includes 5 GB of additional storage for videos or other documents and files.
If you have kids and are a prolific picture take (as I am!), you know how important it is to save these beautiful impressions. The easiest way to set up your photo storage is by using the Amazon Photo app, available on Android and iOS devices, which automatically backs up your camera roll – freeing up valuable space on your device, so you can take more pictures and videos! In addition, the Amazon Photo app allows you to access your photos and personal videos across devices (for example family photos you may have uploaded via the web). If you’re on a computer or tablet, the web app has an uploader tool that supports drag-and-drop uploading, too. I love that it is easy, but also so, so fast compared with some of the other web sites I’ve used for photo storage.
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