Where to Backup RAW Files?

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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.

Box - It offers you 5GB of storage space for free and if you are looking for more space then Box has some paid plans to offer. 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 - The free account 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. Other paid plans include $9.99 per month for 100GB (or $99 per year), $19.99 per month for 200GB (or $199 per year), and $49.99 per month for 500GB (or $499 per year)

Google Drive - Google Drive brings you the 'real-time online file collaboration' through its web apps. Google Drive's free version offers you 5GB of storage space and if you are looking for a bigger storage space then you have a range of plans to choose from. For instance, if you pay $2.49 per month you get 25GB, $4.99 per month can get you 100GB, Along with they do offer some advance oplans that include $9.99 per month for 200GB, $19.99 per month for 400GB and $799.99 per month16TB of space.

Microsoft Skydrive: Everyone who has a Microsoft account gets a SkyDrive account. Every Skydrive account holder gets a 7GB free space. However, if you are looking for more space, then you may choose from the following paid plans i.e. $10 a year for 20 GB, $25 a year for 50 GB and $50 a year for 100 GB.

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Google Photos

Google Photos

Flickr

Flickr

SmugMug

SmugMug

Dropbox

Dropbox

Google Drive

Google Drive

Box

Box

pCloud

pCloud

OneDrive

OneDrive

Amazon S3

Amazon S3

youtube

Youtube

instagram

Instagram