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Photos are very important to me; this is likely something you’ll hear from any mom. Or any blogger. I’m both, so photos I take are vital to my job and important to my family. I’ve lost photos before; it’s depressing, scary, and in the case of my job, can cost me money.
I’m glad to be an Amazon Prime member for many reasons, not the least of which is free shipping on so much of the household and wedding stuff we’ve been ordering lately, but also Prime Photos, provided through Amazon Cloud Drive as part of our membership.
If you’re an Amazon Prime member like I am, you already have access to Amazon Cloud Drive with Prime Photos. Prime Photos gives you unlimited photo storage as part of your Prime membership. Prime members also get an additional 5 GB of storage space for videos, movies, music, and files.
I don’t know many people who store files to their computer’s hard drive anymore. We all know by now that you risk losing your important files should anything happen to your computer and it slows down your PC’s or Mac’s performance. Who has time for that? And, if you’re storing your photos and videos on your hard drive, you’re not able to access it from anywhere but your computer.
Amazon Cloud Drive lets you securely back up and store existing videos and photos and other files and automatically upload endless amounts of new content, including photos, videos, movies, music, and files. It can be accessed on the web, on Mac, PC, and tablets.
How To Get Started On Amazon Cloud Drive
The easiest way to get started is by using the Amazon Photo app, available on Android and iOS devices, which automatically backs up your phone’s camera roll for more videos and photos! The Amazon Photo app also allows you to access your photos and personal videos across devices (for example family photos you may have uploaded via the web).
Photos and files can be shared via private links from within the Amazon Photo app or by selecting a folder or file to be shared using the web interface on your computer.
Amazon just announced two unlimited storage plans, both start with a free 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): Prime members enjoy this plan for free, but it’s also accessible to non Prime members so that they 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.
Visit Amazon.com/clouddrive or Amazon.com/primephotos to get started.
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