Google Drive and Dropbox for photographers


Google drive currently isn't available to me so I thought I would tell you about how I use dropbox which works on all phones and operating systems, those of you lucky enough to have google drive will likely use it for similar things that I do. As a photographer, I have a macbook pro, a desktop mac pro and an android phone, all with files that are important for me to use but sometimes I only have one device at my disposal.

You may have been watching me share my photos on my website and google plus, this requires a lot of planning. My database of photos is terabytes in size, and I sit down weeks ahead of time selecting which photos I want to share with you. I do this all on my desktop machine and eventually I export the final sharable photo onto my dropbox. I have a Lightroom preset that puts the photo exactly where I need it on my dropbox, and instantly the photo is also on my laptop and phone. When the time comes to share the photo I just log on with any device and the files I need are always there.

Other things I do is backup my books and paperwork to my dropbox. Instead of using a "documents" or "my documents" folder on my computer I moved it to the dropbox, which essentially makes all my computers the same as far as contents. The database for my invoices is also instantly backed up. If a client needs another copy I can whip out my android phone and quickly find the document I need and email it out, or if a partner needs a copy of my logo or press kit I've always got those important things on hand, this has saved me many a headache in the past when I find myself without a computer.

I'm very excited about the prospect of google drive and will be checking it out once it's available to me, I'll be glad to share with you how I use it.

You're invited to join Dropbox! Bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere! Any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones, and even the Dropbox website.

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