Amazon now offers Prime subscribers free unlimited space for their photos
posted Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 3:26 PM EST
With tablets and small laptops becoming more powerful all the time, many of us use portable computers as an on-the-go solution for photo editing. With that comes a culprit though: storage. SSDs, while getting more affordable all the time, all still considerably more expensive than classic spinning drives when it comes to large capacities. If you don't want to lug around an external drive, then, or if you're looking for an easy way to sync your photos between your portable computer and your desktop, cloud storage is a perfect solution.
And as with most things in the world of technology, cloud storage is also becoming ever cheaper. Just recently we reported about price decreases with some of the major cloud storage services, and now Amazon is coming forward with a new offer for its Prime subscribers. With Prime Photos, photographers now get an online storage solution with unlimited space. That's right, Amazon basically offers you to store your entire photo library online.
And that doesn't exclude raw files either, which means that you can just happily drop all your pictures onto Amazon Cloud Drive and have them accessible on any Android or iOS device, as well as any computer with an internet connection. Additionally, if you own an Amazon Fire TV or a compatible device such as a PlayStation that runs the Amazon app, you can also access your photos stored in Cloud Drive via your TV, which is pretty handy when you want to show them to friends or relatives at home.
Even if you're not going to use Prime Photos for on-the-go editing and file dropping, the fact that Amazon makes no restrictions on the amount of data that your pictures can use means that the service is also an ideal backup solution, especially for a second backup on top of the one that you (should) already have on an external hard drive.
Whether or not Prime Photos is reason enough to subscribe to Amazon Prime is up to individual preference. For those already having a Prime subscription, though, it sounds like a pretty sweet deal.
(via The Verge)