What are the best cloud services to backup RAW files?

RAW is a file format that captures all image data recorded by the sensor when you take a photo. Which is compressed or lost in other formats like JPEG. Raw data might not be important to an armature photographer but means everything to a professional photographer.

Processing a Raw file allow photographers to produce higher quality images, better editing potential and also gives them the facility to correct problems (if any). For a professional photographer RAW files are very important, hence should be secured and kept safely somewhere away from hazards & disasters.

The best way to keep RAW files safe is to Back them up onto cloud services. We understand that RAW files are huge and require a lot more space than normal JPEG files. But still the below listed cloud storage services are best for safekeeping your RAW files. Take a look.

The best cloud services to backup RAW files

Box

If you are looking for an easy and simple file-syncing service, then Box is the solution for you. Although its free version offers you 5GB of storage space and for people looking for more space Box offers a more enticing proposition than its free Personal edition. Their paid version starts from $9.99 per month for 25GB and goes as high as $19.99 / mo for 50GB. It works on all platforms i.e. Windows, Mac, Android, BlackBerry and iOS. Except for Linux.

Dropbox

Dropbox is hugely responsible for making ‘cloud storage’ & ‘File syncing’ household terms. It works brilliantly on all platforms i.e. Windows, Mac, Android, BlackBerry, iOS and Linux. Dropbox does have different pricing options. Their free service offers you 2GB of storage, whereas, every referral help you earn an additional 500MB per person, which goes up to 16GB. If you need more space, you can pay

  • $9.99 per month for 100GB (or $99 per year)
  • $19.99 per month for 200GB (or $199 per year)
  • $49.99 per month for 500GB (or $499 per year)

Google Drive

Google Drive’s USP lies in ‘real-time online file collaboration’ that it brings through web apps. Google Drive’s free version offers you 5GB of storage space and for people looking for more space you can pay you

  • $2.49 per month for 25GB or
  • $4.99 per month for 100GB (both these paid plans come with bonus 25 GB space for Gmail).

Other Google Drive plans are

  • $9.99 per month for 200GB
  • $19.99 per month for 400GB
  • $799.99 per month16TB of space .

Skydrive / Onedrive

Skydrive / Onedrive is a cloud service from Microsoft. It has been hosting people’s data since five years, It works on all platforms i.e. Windows, Mac, Android and iOS. Except Linux & Blackberry. It can work on Linux system via ‘Storage Made Easy client’ and via several 3rd party clients for Blackberry.  Everyone who has a Microsoft account gets a SkyDrive / Onedrive account. Every Skydrive / Onedrive account holder gets a 7GB free space

  • $10 a year for 20 GB
  • $25 a year for 50 GB
  • $50 a year for 100 GB
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