In today’s technologically advanced world, there are solutions for archiving and backing up photos. Consumer, web and photo giants such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Flickr offer you free or cheap storage for all of you photos, as a means of tying you into their platform. For example, how can you switch to Android if all your photos are on iCloud? How can you quit Facebook and move to Ello if all your photos are on Facebook? Many consumers have realized this, and are opting for cross-platform backup solutions that are not tied to a specific platform, and work on all devices. One of the most popular platforms is Dropbox, which stores not only your photos but other files as well, and is great for moving photos between devices and sharing them with others. However, space on Dropbox does become an issue.
Dropbox charges $9.99 per month for 1 TB of storage, but most users rely on the free tier which includes 2 GB of storage (and can be increased by inviting friends and other actions). This is hardly enough storage to backup or share your life’s memories, and that’s where JPEGmini comes into the “Picture”. Here at JEPGmini, we want to help you minimize the space your photos are taking in order to maximize the number of photos you can store in your Dropbox account. So we’ve got one tip for you – optimize all your photos with JPEGmini. JPEGmini reduces the file size of JPEG photos by up to 5X, while preserving the resolution and quality of the original photos, so you can store up to 5x more photos on your Dropbox account!
Adding JPEGmini into your workflow is really easy! All you have to do is just drag your Dropbox folder onto the JPEGmini app and all your Dropbox photos will be optimized. Once Dropbox detects that your local files have changed, the updated files will be synced to your Dropbox web account, reducing its size as well, so you’ll be able to store up to 5x more photos without paying for additional online storage space. And if you have other computers or mobile devices that use the same Dropbox account, the optimized files will be synced with all of them, freeing up storage space on each one of your devices.
How many photos do you have on Dropbox? Are you ready to put your photos on a diet? We’d love to hear your answers. Let us know in the comments section below or on Twitter, Google+, or Facebook where we are always listening.