Firedrive – definitely a nice place for photo lovers, even for professional photographers. The online cloud storage platform gives you 20 GB of free space. That’s as a starter. Unfortunately there is no referral scheme through which you can get some additional megabytes, but let’s face it, compared to others, the quota is quite generous. Of course, you can always upgrade to a Pro plan, which can offer you up to unlimited space. Fortunately, for those who are unwilling to pay for cloud storage, even the free version provides all the basic functionalities.
If you plan to backup to the cloud the photos that you make using your mobile, Firedrive fails in this respect. It does not have a dedicated mobile application, nor a desktop app. However, there is a browser add-on for Firefox and Chrome that lets users upload other files found online directly into Firedrive without having to first download and then re-upload the file. This is a wonderful feature for photos found online, isn’t it? The only way to upload your mobile photos, however, is using the Firedrive mobile-optimized website through your phone or tablet. Unfortunately, the mobile version of the website does not support all of the available options.
If you prefer to use the web version through your computer, you will definitely be pleased. It offers a very simplified and easy to use view.
On the web you are first presented with a set of pre-created folders for your Images, Videos, Audios, Documents and Shared files. However, you can optimize your workspace the way you like it by creating new folders. You can use Firedrive to store multiple photos, even professional-quality ones, by uploading them using the arrow icon to the top right of the screen. The upload file-size limit is 1 GB, so there must be no problem uploading processed high-quality photos. The data storage platform is suitable even for professional photographers.
When you upload your photos to the web, you are automatically provided with the option to share them or copy a link to your files, which you can provide to your friends and colleagues for direct download.
If you click on the Share option, next to your uploaded files, you are given a list of sharing options. The list is larger than you would expect. You can share your photos through almost any platform on the internet. You can also perform a sharing through an email. Simply enter your recipient’s email address in the sharing field and you are good to go.
You can protect your photos by setting if they will be private or public. If you choose to make them private, they will only be available for you, not for sharing with other users. You can also set a password for a folder or file, this way making sure no one will have access to your information.
Firedrive provides a wonderful photo preview, using which you can view your photos in real size, by simply clicking on them.
To examine the additional options available for your images, right-click on an image and a drop-down menu will appear.
The Settings menu basically controls your privacy settings. It provides very helpful data security features.
There are also many other benefits of Firedrive, which provide additional flexibility to the file storage platform. For example, you can make an unlimited number of groups to easily share files with other Firedrive members. You can also upload multiple files at once through a web browser. One of the best things for media storage is that you can view over 150 file formats without downloading them. This is also great for storing videos.