I'm currently shoving all of my photos into Amazon Cloud Drive. It appears to be the solution that I've always wanted for backing up my photos:
- It supports RAW photos
- It's cheap: unlimited photo storage if you have an Amazon Prime account
- Both iOS and Android apps for auto-backup and browsing
- It's file/folder oriented, which is necessary for backing up
I still love Google Photos for online editing and building albums, but Amazon Cloud Drive is simpler and focused on my core problem: I have 1TB of photos that I want backed up in one place.
I've been using a hodge-podge of Google Drive, Amazon S3, and Amazon Glacier to archive my old photos (especially my cycling photos). Now I can do away with all that and finally have all my photos in one place.
Pricing comparison for 1TB of photos:
- Google Drive: $120/year
- Amazon (S3): $180/year
- Amazon (Glacier): $60/year
By Amazon's own pricing for other storage services, it appears that they will be losing money on me, but I imagine that my usage is an outlier; SLRs are becoming less popular and and sensors aren't getting much bigger.
NOTE: Flickr is technically the cheapest (free for 1TB), but it doesn't support RAW formats, so it's not a backup solution. Also, I find the auto-upload functionality in the Flickr mobile apps (both iOS and Android) to be very unreliable.