One would think that Flickr would have gone the way of MySpace and Xanga years ago when it was cool, but there is still a community that apparently cares about it despite its lack of serious relevance in the major photography world these days.
With the advent of cameras with ever increasing megapixel counts, never before have content creators been faced with the challenge of managing and maintaining such vast amounts of data. This is especially challenging for photographers and videographers who work primarily from their laptops, which tend to be lacking in storage space unless you’ve got deep enough pockets to afford one with a large hard disk/solid state drive.
We were always fans of the overall idea and concept behind what Gnarbox was trying to do with their product. As photography journalists who need to travel a lot, the idea of being able to travel and only need to take a small portable storage unit like the Gnarbox with us was an appealing one, as it was to other types of photographers as well.
If you’re in the market for an SSD drive, you’re probably looking at 128GB, 250GB, or 500GB drive. Well, Samsung just announced a 30720GB drive. Yes, you read that number correctly — it’s the highest-capacity SSD drive in the world.
Pholio is a new device that’s aiming to take on Google Photos with a hard drive for your photos that’s searchable by using keywords. The difference here is that Pholio keeps your data secure, and searchable while remaining offline and not relying on cloud services.
If you use the popular CrashPlan for Home as your cloud photo backup service, here’s some bad news: you’re going to have to start paying more or move your photo archive elsewhere. Code42 just announced that CrashPlan for Home is being discontinued.
Seagate is making some moves to better services the creative sector, first with their announcement earlier providing the drives in LaCie's latest rugged drives, and now with DJI working on specialized data solutions to tackle the quickly growing demands of drone pilots.
LaCie has long been a popular brand among photographers for their rugged external hard drives capable of taking a beating while protecting our data out in the field. CES is this week and like many tech companies LaCie has some new announcements, along with a new partner, so lets get into the news.
Ricoh wants to play with the big boys. In a surprising move for the company, Ricoh today unveiled Keenai (get it, “keen eye” but with AI?), an intelligent photo storage and management service that wants to bring all of your digital photos under one easy-to-organize umbrella.
In an age where sensor resolution is getting higher and higher, those MB, GB, and TB on your computers at home are simply not getting you where they used to. The saying 'Storage is Cheap' is true, but only to a point, and a frugal photographer should be looking for ways to cut back on the amount of storage space they need to store their images - both at home and on the web.
Seagate has announced the world’s largest capacity mobile drive. The new Backup Plus Portable can store 5TB of data in a small and lightweight case that can easily be carried around in a camera bag.