1. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Hmm. I'll look into that. But why does an app require location services to backup photos???


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    It requires location services to access photos not back them up. Photos usually have embedded metadata (like exposure, speed, aperture, etc) which usually includes a geotag. So it needs to be able to access location due to this.
    It may also use it as a method of keeping the app open as suggested above but I don't know about that.
    02-19-2015 07:54 AM
  2. rpac78's Avatar
    It requires location services to access photos not back them up. Photos usually have embedded metadata (like exposure, speed, aperture, etc) which usually includes a geotag. So it needs to be able to access location due to this.
    It may also use it as a method of keeping the app open as suggested above but I don't know about that.
    I think photos are already have their geotag and metadata right after you snap the photo; OneDrive doesn't add this to your photos after the fact.
    02-19-2015 08:59 AM
  3. zerog46's Avatar
    No they don't add it they use the data to see when you change locations to make the upload.


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    02-19-2015 09:58 AM
  4. xderiwx's Avatar
    Onedrive currently offering Dropbox users a 100gb for one year bump.

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    02-20-2015 07:52 AM
  5. rpac78's Avatar
    If you join Bing Rewards they'll give you 100gb for 2 years free!
    02-20-2015 09:59 AM
  6. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    OneDrive and DropBox for making your data the most accessible. Ability to Sync directly to hard Drive, complete control over how they're organized into Folders. Yea, I like that.

    I also like the direction Microsoft is going in moving photography on their platform: forwards.
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    02-20-2015 03:02 PM
  7. DPetry's Avatar
    The best feature of onedrive is the non reliable backup system in IOS.
    OneDrive automatically decides which photos are not good enough and just do not back it up.
    This way I have WAY less photos to organize.
    Of course, I also loose some important information, but who cares? OneDrive certainly does not.
    The bug has been reported in the uservoice forum. (i can't post links)
    06-02-2015 09:42 AM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    OneDrive seems buggy to me. I prefer Box over Dropbox and OneDrive.


    06-02-2015 11:04 AM
  9. nmburns's Avatar
    OneDrive seems buggy to me. I prefer Box over Dropbox and OneDrive.


    I love using Box as well; I just wish they were integrated more like Dropbox is with the extensions. It seems like Dropbox is available to save/access within most apps, but there's only a handful available for Box.

    Perhaps I'm wrong and I'm just uniformed?
    06-02-2015 12:27 PM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I love using Box as well; I just wish they were integrated more like Dropbox is with the extensions. It seems like Dropbox is available to save/access within most apps, but there's only a handful available for Box.

    Perhaps I'm wrong and I'm just uniformed?
    It is. I use both. But I like Box the best.


    06-02-2015 01:07 PM
  11. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    The best feature of onedrive is the non reliable backup system in IOS.
    OneDrive automatically decides which photos are not good enough and just do not back it up.
    This way I have WAY less photos to organize.
    Of course, I also loose some important information, but who cares? OneDrive certainly does not.
    The bug has been reported in the uservoice forum. (i can't post links)
    That's more of an iOS issue than anything. I find most apps that rely on background uploads kind of terrible on the iPhone due to the way it governs background tasks.


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    06-02-2015 02:35 PM
  12. by_joao's Avatar
    iCloud anyday.
    06-03-2015 05:56 PM
  13. DPetry's Avatar
    According to Microsoft's employee Arvind Ram OneDrive is designed to compress user Photos, which could lead to loss of data. You can check his answer at Microsoft own user forum:
    iCloud VS OneDrive for picture backup-xzimuhj.png
    That's not something explicit for the final user, that believes the backups are 1:1 copies.

    That's just another major issue with OneDrive on top of IOS Backup Feature skipping user photos, as reported on onedrive user voice.
    06-10-2015 12:38 PM
  14. DPetry's Avatar
    That's more of an iOS issue than anything. I find most apps that rely on background uploads kind of terrible on the iPhone due to the way it governs background tasks.
    Actually no, OneDrive just skips some of users photos. That's a known bug that has been around for more than 6 months and has nothing to do with background uploading.
    06-10-2015 12:40 PM
  15. mekael's Avatar
    ah ok ok
    06-26-2015 10:16 AM
  16. Miska Hietala's Avatar
    Google pictures has worked nicely for me.
    06-30-2015 08:16 AM
  17. Closingracer's Avatar
    All,

    I am looking to backup my pictures from my iPhone. I have been using OneDrive and have been happy using it.

    I thought I would try iCloud because it is integrated into IOS 8 and my get better all-around performance.
    I have been having a heck of a time either getting used to it or maybe I am just be doing it wrong.

    Which one do you prefer and why?

    Thanks,
    A.B.
    One drive, drop box or any third party is better imo. Should you decide to move on to Android or elsewhere you can easily get those pictures. Also if you have a Windows PC it's easier to use those services


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    06-30-2015 10:34 PM
  18. DPetry's Avatar
    Google Photos does not make 1:1 saves. Those are (heavily) compressed images.
    07-01-2015 08:58 AM
  19. Closingracer's Avatar
    Google Photos does not make 1:1 saves. Those are (heavily) compressed images.
    For the average Joe that isn't a big issue.


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    07-01-2015 09:50 AM
  20. DPetry's Avatar
    That's subjective / up to "joe" to decide.
    I'm stating a fact.
    In the future you might be sorry to have saved only compressed versions.
    07-01-2015 10:10 AM
  21. pappy53's Avatar
    Google Photos does not make 1:1 saves. Those are (heavily) compressed images.
    Not really. If they are no more than 16mp, they are barely compressed at all, if any.
    And I'm stating a fact.
    07-03-2015 04:34 PM
  22. DPetry's Avatar
    It is stated in the app that they are compressed.
    Images over 16mpx are downscaled.
    All images are compressed.
    Google might say it is a "high quality compression". That's marketing talk. Compression none the less.

    http://i.imgur.com/TM5fQzA.jpg
    07-03-2015 04:42 PM
  23. Judson50's Avatar
    I use one drive mainly because it uploads pics,vids and I have 35gb.
    07-03-2015 10:44 PM
  24. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Box us my favorite. I really like how it works. The Box notes are great. I have folders and subfolders set up. The only down side is the free version has a 250 mb file size limit. So large videos go in Dropbox.
    07-03-2015 11:12 PM
  25. razza1987's Avatar
    I love box. I have it set up on both my iPhone and my Samsung galaxy. It's so great to be able to view all photos I've uploaded to it from both devices as well as my computer
    07-03-2015 11:54 PM
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