Top 10 Best free cloud storage services for private and business photos


Know the top 10 online storage services that offer secure storage to your personal or business photos. See how they offer privacy for your images, make it possible to share your images with a selected group of individuals, offer online image editors and all this without compromising on the image quality!

When it comes to cloud storage people always think about the privacy and storage which will ensure that their data is safe with them. It allows users to check their data from anywhere they want and the data is well protected by passwords so that no third party can interfere in data of the users. Now, if you are looking for the same features for your private photos you can check the options below and choose your cloud service provider.

The first 5 services are photo sharing websites offering private storage for your photos. However, they can sometimes compress your image size to certain extent. The next 5 services are actually cloud storage services which offer you online space to store anything, that means you can also store your word files, music or anything that is allowed by the services depending on the file size primarily.

Flickr


This is basically a photo sharing site offering 1 TB of storage, amazing, isn't it! If you are not looking for storing non-image files then there can be no better service that this. In addition to 1 TB of space you get a lot image editing tools as well as file organizing capabilities. You can set the privacy of the files in such a way that they are not visible to anyone else neither they get listed in search engines. The images are not compressed and are storage in their full details. The only downside is that you don't have a direct option at Flickr to download multiple files. You can download only 1 file at a time. However, there are some third party apps which allow you to download multiple files from Flixya so this should not be a big issue.

Photodekho.com


Another amazing photo storage and sharing service. They offer unlimited storage with unlimited albums and unlimited size. You also get a free online image editor! I don't think it can get any better than that. And of course, there are options for setting the albums to private or public to help to set which photos you want to keep open and which not. Along with these the option to share the photos with a selected group of people through email.

Photobucket


This too is a photo sharing website with 2 GB of free storage and further storage with paid plans. At Photobucket too you get photo editing capabilities and privacy options to keep your images private and secure. You also get the ability to get the prints of you images and get them delivered at your footsteps.

Photoshop


High chances are that you have heard about this service as the best photo editing software. But you should also know that this does not only offer image editing capabilities but offers storage too. You get 2 GB of free storage and up to 500 GB with a paid account. So what's better than the best photo editing software along with storage facilities!

Osenai.com


This is a lesser known website for photo storage. According to the developers, they developed this website to share the photos of their daughter in a safe way. This means that you can safely store your private photos and if you do want to share those with photos with anyone then you get an easy interface to do so.

DropBox


A well known cloud service provider is Dropbox which has approximately 2 million subscribers. If you are new to cloud storage then don't wait much just join this service as it is quite simple and has an ideal user interface for the starters. Anyone can use its free service and if they like the service can move to the premium subscriber. The premium membership offers unlimited data storage to the customers. It provides email support and one can easily access their data from mobile which makes it very flexible. Dropbox remain at the top with its great features and innovative ideas. For the free accounts you get 2GB for storage and you can also increase the storage space by referring your friends; for each friend you refer you get 500MB of extra storage added to your account for free account subscriptions and 1GB for pro account subscriptions. You can extend your storage this way up to 18GB (16GB + 2GB) through free subscriptions and up to 32GB in addition to whatever space you have paid for.

Google Drive


What better than a service which is linked to your Google account and offers 15GB of storage completely free. Along with it comes a good download and upload speed as well as safety for your data until your account gets hacked. I would suggest activating the 2 step authentication process of your Google account if you have not done it already and read a few tips on how you can keep your email account password safe. If you want more space you can go for the premium plans which are 100 GB at $4.99/month or 200 GB at $9.99/month.

SkyDrive


Another email service provider which provides free storage. You can get 7GB of free space and the same level of security as with the Google account. Microsoft too supports two step authentication. If you would like more storage then you can go for the extra 20 GB at $10/year or 50GB at $20 or 100GB at $45.

Box.com


This service has a very organised interface which is quite similar in looks like your Windows which means that you get a more familiar interface. The customer support is quite helpful and timely and you get 5 GB of free space. With some promo offers and referral system you can extend it to 50GB and that too without spending even a penny! Add to that the ability to upload up to 250 MB or 1GB file corresponding to your storage space, for example you can upload a maximum of 250 MB file if you have 5 GB of free storage and 1 GB sized file if you have 50 GB of space. With the premium accounts you can extend the storage to quite an impressive size, which is 100 GB for $15/month or even unlimited storage which is basically targeted for industries for a negotiable price after contacting Box.com customer support.

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Comments

Guest Author: Vince12 Jun 2013

I suggest COPY, they give you unlimited file size to upload, video streaming, previews documents and music.. its really great.

Author: Ankit13 Jun 2013 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 0

thanks for the suggestion! I have removed your referral link as it was not giving any increased storage though it might have given YOU the extra 5 GB ;)

Author: Saroja15 Jun 2013 Member Level: Silver   Points : 2

When I searched for skydrive when I got it today along with my laptop and windows 8 I have routed to this article and came to know about the other storages also. Good to share on the updated technology.



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