How to Store Pictures Online as a Back-up Method

There are a number of sites that can be used to store pictures online, including but not limited to: Flickr, Photobucket, Shutterfly, Snapfish, Kodak Gallery and many others. Any of these sites are simple to use and are a great way to back-up all of your digital photos. With Flickr being one of the most widely used, it will be used in the following example of how easy it can be to store your photos online.

Step 1: Create an Account

First, you would need to go to the Flickr site and create a new account.

Step 2: Upload Photos 

Now, it’s just as simple as uploading your photos. In order to make the following step a bit easier, you will want to take into consideration how you would like to organize your photos when uploading. Some people prefer to organize by dates, themes, family members, etc.

Step 3: Organization 

Organizing your pictures can sometimes be the most difficult part. Flickr has a number of ways to make this easier and extremely convenient for when you are in search of a specific photo. When uploading your photos, Flickr will ask you if you would like to add a description to the photos.  You can then organize pictures in to different sets and collections along with adding titles, tags and descriptions to each photo. If you would rather wait and organize everything after it’s all uploaded, that is an option as well. Flickr has a system that will let you organize by batches, which can make the process move rather quickly.

Step 4: Set Privacy settings

You will also want to make a decision on whether you would like your photos accessible to the general public or private only. For instance, Flickr has a few different options when uploading photos. You can either set it to public, private only, private-family or private-friends. These options help you to control who can have access to your photos.