Save Your Photos Even Halfway Around the World
Save Your Photos
For some, like professional photographers, the ability to save your photos halfway around the world can be a career saver. For others it might be as simple as just wanting to protect a once in a lifetime trip with family or friends. Whatever the reason, I’ve never met anybody who doesn’t start to whimper when they think they’ve lost precious memories.
The one thing about digital photography I regularly tell my students is, “Easy come, easy go.” And that’s why having a system that backs your images up automatically to several places at once, is a dream come true. For me that dream comes in the form of Mylio.
Saving Precious Images for the ADP
This post was inspired by my recent assignment for Polar Bears International and the Arctic Documentary Project. I was producing stills and video of what PBI calls the Maternal Den Study where remote cameras are set up at great distances from polar bear den sites.
The goal is to try and better understand when females leave the den, how long they stay close to the den once they emerge, and any other visual data the cameras can capture. It’s an important project and one that would be impossible without the help from PBI’s partners: the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research and the Norwegian Polar Institute. You can learn more about the Maternal Den Study in the video below.
Mylio’s Pricing and the Competition
Although there are other programs that allow auto uploading/saving of images, such as Apple Photos and Google Photos, both require a monthly fee if you have a substantial collection. All three—Mylio, Apple, and Google—also have free plans, but for my library size FREE is not an option.
Mylio gives you a FREE version if you’re shooting all JPEGs and no more than 25,000 pictures. To get RAW support you have to move to Mylio Premium which goes for $8.33/month with the ability to have 100,000 pictures in your collection. Then there’s my situation where I’m signed up with Mylio Max which is $20.83/month. But keep in mind I’m working with approximately 45 TB of data which is 1,070,000+ photographs. And I have up to 12 devices. Finally, Mylio is completely FREE for up to 500,000 images if you’re only using a phone or tablet.
Google Photo gives you unlimited storage space if you are willing to limit photo resolution to 16 megapixels and video resolution to 1080p. They also compresses your images so no free RAW storage for this system. You do have the option to store at higher resolutions, but the storage counts against your Google Drive quota which for 1TB starts at $9.99/month. My current digital library is just shy of 45TB. Google’s largest amount of data space available is 30TB and they want $299.00/month. And that’s if I could even get all those images up to their cloud. Forget it!
Apple isn’t any better and actually not as good. The most storage space you can get with Apple Photos is 2TB and they want $9.99/month. So no chance of getting my library up to Apple Photos.
Don’t miss the first video at the top of this post. I actually produced it not even thinking about writing anything additional as I’ve done here. But I felt there was additional information I needed to share and was best presented in written form. Let me know what you think by adding your voice in the comments bellow.