If you’re anything like most parents, you probably have a crazy amount of photos of your kids, am I right? Of course I’m right. I mean, who doesn’t love taking and sharing pictures of their kids? They’re smart, funny and adorable (in our completely unbiased opinions)! And don’t get me started about all those shots you took of them playing sports.
But as much as we like taking photos, when it comes to gathering, organizing and backing them up, most of us fail miserably. In fact, I’d be willing to bet that most of your photos are scattered across your family’s collection of various desktop and mobile devices. The majority are probably on your computer but I’m guessing you have quite a few sitting on your camera memory card and even more taking up a good portion of the storage on all the smartphones and/or tablets in the family. You’ve been meaning to gather them into one spot (and your techie friend/relative keeps harping on you about backing up all your files too) but the whole parenting thing is time consuming and exhausting. Figuring out what to do with all those photos just isn’t high on the priority list.
Well, if you’re an Amazon Prime member (And seriously, why wouldn’t you be, it’s freaking awesome.) I’ve got some good news: Amazon Prime members get unlimited online storage space for all their photos included with their membership. It’s true!! Prime members get 5GB of online storage with Amazon Drive for any kind of file, but with Amazon Photos, there is no limit. Let me repeat that: No. Limit. None. Nada. Zip. Zilch. You can save 1 photo or you can save a gazillion photos and Amazon Photos will never fill up.
The best part is that you can save, share and access all your photos on desktop (Windows or Mac), web browsers, mobile (iOS and Android) and Amazon Fire devices. My personal favorite feature of the service is how easy it is to back everything up once you get the software and/or apps installed. On your computer, all you have to do is tell the Amazon Photos software which folder(s) on your hard drive you want to sync to the cloud. Once that’s done, every photo you put in those folders will be automatically uploaded to Amazon Photos.
With the Amazon Photos mobile app, you can set it up to automatically backup every photo you take with all your mobile device. No more worrying about downloading photos to your computer and crossing your fingers that your computer hard drive won’t die and take all your precious photos to digital heaven. You’ll have the peace of mind knowing that every photo is backed up by what experts say is the most rock solid cloud service on the planet. And did I mention this is all included with the Prime membership you probably have already? Pretty cool, right?
At this point, you probably have questions. No worries. Go check out this page on Amazon. It has all the info about...well, everything. If you’re already an Amazon Prime member and you want to just jump right in, go straight to the app download pages (desktop and mobile) and get started. Trust me, you won't regret it.
Oh, did I mention Prime Photos also has Amazon Prints that allows you to take any of the photos stored in your Amazon Photos account and create a whole range of awesome stuff like photo books, cards, wall decor, coffee mugs and a whole lot more? I didn't? Well check this out: