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The definitive photo & video backup solution (currently) uses Google Photos and Backupify

I have been hunting for the definitive photo and video backup solution for years now. I think I now have the solution. The solution is current as of April 2016, but it’s subject to change — because a lot of the services I use to deliver the solution are also subject to change. The shelf […]

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Here’s my backup strategy for my 300GB Picturelife account

Picturelife has done it again: They’ve just released the latest version of their service on mobile and it’s even better than before. The price plans have had a total re-jig and now for $15/month, you’ll get unlimited storage for all your photos and video. Picturelife’s back-end data storage parter is Amazon S3. Amazon is rock […]

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Picturelife update: I’ve now moved everything to my own S3 bucket

Thank you for all the emails and comments I’ve had from readers berating me for being so stupid. It’s in reaction to this post: I’ve got 200gb of photos on Picturelife and they’re not backed up: Am I nuts?.  The overwhelming view is yes. Yes I am nuts, especially when we’re talking about irreplaceable photo […]

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I’ve got 200gb of photos on Picturelife and they’re not backed up: Am I nuts?

I was evangelising Picturelife to Ben and Rafe whilst we were recording some 361 Degrees podcast episodes recently. I explained that I had just over 200gb of photos (38,000 images, 1,500 videos) and that I was absolutely delighted with the user experience. Ben asked if I had them backed up. I said no. Of course […]

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Picturelife is the best photo (& video) hosting service I’ve come across

Long term readers who’ve stuck with me through the thick and thin (hello!) will know that photo sharing is a real problem I’ve been examining for years. I even almost managed to start a service — FamilyShare — to fix the problems I perceived as needing addressing. Readers pitched in with ideas and offers of […]