There are many ways to preserve family memories by digitizing your photos and videos. You can save your memories on a USB drive, keep them on DVDs, or even invest in an external hard drive. However, there is an additional option to hold on to your memories if you want to keep them safe for years to come: cloud storage.
There are several benefits of using cloud storage for saving photos, so whether you digitized your own media or went with a professional photo and slide scanning service, you might want to consider this option for your newly digitized memories. Even if you have never heard of the cloud before, you can easily learn how this option works and why so many people use it. Here are five reasons to choose the cloud when storing your photos and videos.
1. You Can Access Your Memories from Anywhere
The main benefit of using cloud storage is that your memories aren’t tied to your computer. Your laptop or desktop could break tomorrow and your photos and videos would be unaffected. Cloud storage uses the internet to save files and information. Instead of clicking through folders on your desktop, you will log into a portal online.
Cloud storage also means you can access your memories from multiple devices. If something happens to your computer, you can pull up the photos from your phone. Saving photos in the cloud provides the most protection for your memories, especially compared to USB drives and DVDs, which could get lost or broken.
2. You Don’t Have to Worry About Dated Technology
When personal computers first became popular, they were built with floppy disk readers to save and read information. These evolved into CD and DVD readers as users needed the portals to upload software and other programs. However, most modern computers don’t come with DVD readers. Developers prioritize thin devices and DVD technology is considered bulky. There also isn’t as much of a need for DVD readers in the era of digital sharing and streaming.
By saving photos in the cloud, you don’t have to worry about keeping up with technology. Modern tech trends can come and go and you will still be able to access your files on the web. Even if USB ports become dated, you can still easily pull up your photos with a few clicks.
Another benefit of saving photos in the cloud is that you can easily share them with friends and family. If you live in New York and have relatives in California, you can send over family memories from events that occurred decades ago. Dozens of family members can gain access to their photos and save them to look at whenever they want.
Opting to save memories on the cloud is a great option if you launch a major photo digitization project with your family. Different groups of people can all look through the memories they helped curate, preserving your family history for decades to come.
4. You Can Save on Your Digitization Project
Our goal at Memory Fortress is to help customers save money while preserving their photos and videos. We offer sliding scale fees so customers pay less the more they need to scan. This makes it more affordable for families to assemble large projects with generations of memories.
Saving photos in the cloud is one way to save money when working with Memory Fortress. We only charge a flat $10 fee for cloud delivery, regardless of your order size. This is less than our smallest flash drive (8 GB) which costs $12 and significantly lower than our one terabyte external hard drive cost of $145.
One of the benefits of using and saving photos in the cloud is also cheaper than saving photo and video content on DVDs. While the first DVD is included in your order, we charge $9 for each extra DVD. This means you need to plan for DVD costs if you have a lot of VHS tapes to convert.
With cloud storage, you don’t have to worry about any of these costs. The $10 fee remains the same no matter how big your order gets.
5. You Can Receive Your Memories Immediately
The final benefit of saving photos in the cloud is that you don’t have to wait for their digital delivery. You can receive your photos as soon as our team has finished scanning them. Here’s how the process works:
- You place an order with Memory Fortress and pay a $29 deposit to let us know to expect your shipment.
- Ship your prints, tapes, slides, and scrapbooks to our Duluth, Georgia headquarters.
- We will digitize your memories and send you an alert with an invoice when the project is complete.
- Once you pay the invoice online, we will release your digital photos to the cloud. Our team will then pack up your analog media and ship it back to you. You can decide whether you keep these print photos and tapes or throw them away.
- If you request any other storage options (like a USB drive) we will ship it to you separately from your original prints.
Our team works quickly to finish your digitization project within a few days. We also quickly return any completed orders so you will have your old media again. However, if you are in a hurry to get your digital photos and videos, request cloud storage. It only takes a few minutes to release the completed project to your inbox.
Decide if Saving Photos in the Cloud is Right for You
If you are ready to start a photo digitization project where your turn your print and VHS memories into digital files, decide if you want to save your content on the cloud. This is the fastest and easiest way to get your digital memories and you don’t have to worry about finding storage space for DVDs and other physical devices.
Click the Order Now button to start your digitization journey. For just $29, you can prepare our team to receive your old memories and turn them into digital files. You can also learn more about our process and how we can help you.
We digitize everything right here at our facility in metro Atlanta, processed by US citizens.