£79/$99 per year – 1TB
Dropbox has been the go-to storage choice for many people for years, and gives users 2GB for free. After that you need to upgrade to the Pro version, which offers 1TB of storage for £6.58/$8.25 per month, if you pay annually.
The simple interface enables you to drag and drop the files you want to store online into a Dropbox folder on your machine and then these are automatically stored in the cloud to mirror what is on your machine. If you delete any of the files from your computer then the files are also removed from the server.
If you want to use Dropbox as extended storage for your image files then these can be uploaded through your browser and you can set up the online folder structure in any way you want. Either way, once the files are in place they can be easily shared with anyone you like.
Using the mobile app is also easy and enables you to again preview, download and share your files easily. While Dropbox doesn’t offer a dedicated imaging application, the simple folder structure design will appeal to those who like to have full control over the way their files are stored and organised.
Pros Easy to organise and maintain folders
Cons Workflow seems dated
We say Well integrated with Mac and PC systems, one for those who like to have full control
Dropbox is handy for photo storage, but it’s really designed for all sorts of file types